Trainee (M/F) Operations Leadership Development Program 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.

Your role:

The Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) provides a unique opportunity for highly talented and motivated individuals to gain valuable experience and training in the multifaceted disciplines of Operations. During the 36 months program, members will experience 4 nine-month rotational assignments, while receiving exposure to the company's core businesses, processes, technologies and leaders. The rotations will take place in Production, Supply Chain, Quality and Engineering.

Structured learning opportunities will also be focused in the areas of Presentation Skills, Supervisory Training, Management Training, Six Sigma Green Belt Training, Change Management, Insights or Global Cultural Perspectives.

Assignment Selection is based on career interests, areas of development and business needs with feedback from Program Manager, Program Stakeholders, OLDP Managers and Mentors. We have an opening in our Darmstadt facility.

Starting date: June 2018

Who you are:

  • Master's degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering, Logistics or Supply Chain
  • Recent graduate or expected to graduate mid of 2018
  • GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Minimum of 1 internship abroad
  • Must be flexible with Mobility during and after the program
  • Fluent in German and English, each additional language is 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 171365


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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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