Trainee (M\/F) GOglobal Commercial In Life Science Merck KGaA

A career at Merck is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

Grow. Develop. Experience.
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 our Life Science business, 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 business mentors, from valuable training sessions to foster your professional and personal development and you will gain plenty of opportunity for networking.
During the program, you can help to enable researchers to make scientific breakthroughs with providing state-of-the-art tools, services and expertise in order to perform experiments and engineer new products. Do you want to solve the toughest problems in life science from drug discovery and development to manufacturing and diagnostics?

Your role:
Throughout this program, you get to know the multiple aspects of Commercial (e.g. Sales, Sales Research, Commercial Excellence, Commercial Product Management or Account Management). After a first assignment at our home base in Darmstadt, Germany, you will be going international to one of our subsidiaries for a second assignment. In the third assignment, you will get the chance to broaden your perspective and experience a different functional scope or business area in your home location.

Start of the Program: several entry dates throughout the year.

Who you are:

  • Master’s degree in natural science or related fields paired with business administration skills
  • Outstanding academic performance (top scores)
  • International experience
  • First practical experience via internships, preferably within Sales or related fields in the life science industr
  • High motivation and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting challenges
  • Fluency in English (German or other language skills a plus)

What we offer: At Merck, 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!

Curious? Apply and find more information at


Req Id 170387


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    Merck KGaA

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  • Form of employment

    Employee (full time)

  • Art des Einstiegs

    Trainee, Limited term

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