European Corporate Division Management Trainee Program (m/f/x)

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Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


European Corporate Division Management Trainee Program (m/f/x)


Looking for opportunities to deepen your business knowledge through involvement in diverse projects? For opportunities to learn from highly qualified and motivated colleagues? For helping us making a difference for our patients? Then join our European Corporate Division Management trainee program.


Our 2 years trainee program offers opportunities to gain a holistic insight into the pharmaceutical industry and into various functions while developing a strong professional foundation. More specifically, you will contribute to the successful execution of strategic projects within our Corporate Division departments covering among others Finance, Human Resources, Legal & Compliance, Customer Service, Supply Chain and/or Procurement. This program aims to provide you with a fast-paced learning, collaborative and dynamic environment so you can learn about the business operations while developing project management, and problem-solving skills.


Whether you are looking for a fast track career in Finance, Human Resources, Legal & Compliance, Customer Service, Supply Chain or Procurement, here is the place to apply. As part of the application process you will select the department in which you would like to specialize and rotate across different positions and projects within this department.


Join us in this journey to learn, grow, and explore your interests with passion and commitment.



What do we offer


European cross-functional projects


As part of our Daiichi-Sankyo European Corporate Division (EUCD) Management Trainee Program, you will join the EUCD Excellence team who support our Corporate Division functions to successfully implement their strategic imperatives across Europe. This will offer you the chance to learn and add value to various functional areas. Upon successful completion of the recruitment process you will select a department of specialization in which you will rotate across different positions and projects. At least one assignment will be performed outside the department of specialization to give you cross-functional exposure and broaden your business understanding. Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to work on diverse exciting cross-functional projects, learn from highly qualified and experienced colleagues and gain great exposure to senior leaders across the company.


Continuous learning and personal development


In addition to comprehensive assignments, we aspire to support your professional and personal development through expert and soft-skills trainings. We believe that continuous learning is a key success factor and invest in our people development. Pursuing professional world-wide recognized certifications in direct connection with the department of specialization will be encouraged and supported.


Belonging to a community


Personal realization through fulfilling assignments is important but is not everything. In Daiichi-Sankyo Europe we believe in creating an environment where flexible working and work-life balance play an important role. As a trainee, you will be part of our trainee community making sure that results can be achieved by embracing a community of belonging, fun and inspiring each other to grow and succeed above and beyond as a team.


A first step toward a successful future


One of the goals of this program is to grow an entry level, high potential talent pipeline feeding future opened permanent positions within our Corporate Division functions. Therefore, the trainee journey may lead to a full-time opportunity based on successful performance reviews and final interview process.



What do you bring 

Education and Experience

  • Above average Master's degree in one of the following topics: Finance, Human Resources, Legal & Compliance, Customer Services, Supply Chain or Procurement. 
  • Qualifications or strong affinity for new technologies such as digital solution, robotic, AI, etc.
  • International and intercultural experience gained during studies and/or internships abroad 
  • Initial work experience through internships, especially in the pharmaceutical industry and/or with a focus on project management, is a plus
  • Fluent in English - spoken and written. Additional European language is an advantage.
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the European Union.


Soft skills and additional Requirements


  • Strong execution and ability to strategically prioritizes work committed
  • Highly reliable and a distinct aptitude to work accurately
  • Organized, committed and ability to quickly learn
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to act for continuous improvement 
  • Result driven, autonomous and pro-active
  • Team player with very excellent communication skills and a positive “can do” attitude
  • Uphold a high standard of integrity and intercultural competency


Your application 

Ready to join us in making a difference? Then we look forward to receiving your online application in English with cover letter, CV and references. Please indicate your area of primary interest: Finance, Human Resources, Legal & Compliance, Customer Service, Supply Chain and/or Procurement.





What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.