Trainee GOglobal in Group Procurement (all genders)

Posted 04 Dec 2019

Weiterstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 201109


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our around 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

Your role:


Throughout this program, you will get to know the multiple aspects of Procurement regarding Global Category Management, Procurement Digitalization, Risk Management, Business Partnering as well as Innovation Sourcing, and Governance at Procurement. You will start with your first assignment at your home base in Darmstadt, Germany in a classical Sourcing area for direct or indirect Sourcing Categories. Afterwards, you will join the Procurement Governance team providing structured and efficient processes and digital solutions to the Merck Procurement community. In your last assignment, you will be going international to one of our subsidiaries working again in one of our Sourcing Categories.

Maximize your potential for development and performance and take the chance to grow within our organization. Within this 2-year Functional Graduate Program, you will follow an individual rotation plan within Group Procurement, gain international experience and receive exposure to the business as well as visibility at senior management level. On top, you will benefit from competent support by excellent mentors and from valuable training sessions to foster your professional and personal development.


Start of the program: June 2020


Who you are:


  • Master’s degree in business administration/natural sciences/Finance/IT/Engineering or related fields
  • Outstanding academic performance (top scores)
  • International experience
  • First practical experience via internships, preferably within Procurement or related fields
  • Fluent in English with secondary language preferred

What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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