Operations Leadership Development Program


Experimenting, testing, and discovering is in our DNA – and the Operations Leadership Development Program reflects just that. It’s the best opportunity to explore different career paths within our Integrated Supply Chain Operations.


  • 1

    kickoff in seven countries each year.

  • 4

    rotations in Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Distribution

  • LOTS

    of training in Lean Six Sigma, leadership, and career development


Over the course of three years, you will participate in four nine-month job rotations in different areas of Integrated Supply Chain Operations in our Life Sciences business. Meanwhile, you can build your portfolio of expertise, explore your interests, and develop your skills.

We have sites in over 60 countries, so you will have the opportunity to work with our diverse teams in regions such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Ireland, US, China, and India. As you progress through the program, you will also work with senior leadership and gain insight into our core businesses, processes, and technologies. Take the opportunity to broaden your horizons and make a difference with us!


What can you expect from the OLDP?


  • Experience in various areas of engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution.
  • Exposure to manufacturing plants, systems and processes, emerging markets, strategic projects and senior leadership.
  • Opportunities to learn supervisory skills, Lean and Six Sigma quality systems, change management, insights, finance, and global cultural perspectives.
  • Deep dive into assignments based on career interests, development areas, and business needs.


Let’s find out if the OLDP is the right program for you! Have you:

  • Received a master’s degree with good academic performance in mechanical, chemical, industrial or manufacturing engineering, logistics, or supply chain
  • Recently graduated or expect to graduate this year
  • Completed at least one internship abroad 
  • Candidates must be flexible with mobility during and after the program.

"I am excited to get more insight into the process and improve it. For example, establishing a new KPI reporting concept to increase forecast transparency for our stakeholders."


Operations Leadership Development Trainee

Melina Melina
  • You apply

    Create an account in our application system. Fill out your candidate profile, and apply for a specific job. 

  • We screen

    We take a close look at all applications and send you feedback within 3–4 weeks. If your application matches an open position, you will enter the selection process.

  • We assess

    First, you will be interviewed by phone and/or video/Skype.

    Then, we invite you to an assessment center. Depending on the position, this may last one or two days and may include a case study. 

  • We both decide

    Is it a match for you too? Then, let’s agree on a formal job offer. 

The choice is yours: Find your track, embrace your full potential, and experience one international assignment to push the boundaries of science and technology with our GOglobal Program or Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP). GOGLOBAL   ELDP


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