Veteran Employer Background – Healthcare – Novo Nordisk, Inc.

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Published in the September/October 2012 issue of print Search & Employ®  |

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 88 years of work in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions in hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy, and hormone replacement therapy.

Novo Nordisk is the only company that provides a complete portfolio of insulin analog treatments and oral treatment and insulin delivery devices that respond to each stage of the diabetes life cycle. Its primary diabetes products include NovoLog, NovoLog Mix 70/30, Levemir and Victoza. The company also created the world’s first insulin pen device for delivering insulin, and now produces and distributes the device.

The company is headquartered in Denmark. It employs more than 33,000 employees in 75 countries and markets its products in over 190 countries. In 2011, the company achieved  $10.93 billion in sales.

Novo Nordisk Inc., the company’s business in the United States, is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. The business has about 5,000 employees in the U.S., most of them working in field-based positions throughout the country. It also has a research center in Seattle, focused on type 1 diabetes and chronic inflammatory diseases.

Novo Nordisk Inc. has a number of current job opportunities – many of them in sales. The business recently announced a 15 percent expansion of its field team, and it is filling a number of positions across the country to support that growth.

The organization currently has a number of people with military experience on staff, but is fairly new at making a strategic effort to recruit veterans. The business is doing this because it not only makes good sense at any time, but also fits in well with the organization’s growth plans. In 2012, Novo Nordisk Inc. launched numerous print/online campaigns to attract employees with military experience.

The business believes that leadership skills gained in military service – perseverance, problem-solving, and teamwork – have contributed to veterans’ success on the job. It hopes that more veterans will bring their skills and passion to the organization.

Novo Nordisk Inc. has received workplace awards from Fortune, Working Mother, NJ Biz, and other publications. It has also earned recognition for supporting employees on military leave, receiving the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Patriot Award and Above & Beyond Award.

The business has provided a grant to The Mission Continues, which inspires post-9/11 wounded and disabled veterans to continue serving their country by getting involved in education, social improvement, and disaster services. Through its Diverse Supplier Initiative, Novo Nordisk Inc. partners with small veteran-owned and disabled veteran-owned businesses. And employees across the company have come together to send care packages to colleagues serving on active duty. In October 2012, the business will host a Novo Nordisk Honor Breakfast to recognize employees who are active servicemembers or veterans.


About the Author

This article was written by Jay Myers