A passion that drives growth

Start Supply Chain

Are you an expert in supply chain recently graduated with an excellent academic degree? Are you eager to gain real work experience and develop your skills fast? Do you want to work within a global Supply Chain organisation that connects the different parts of Roche to ensure a reliable supply of our innovative medicines? Together with our supply chain experts you want to make a big difference in the lives of millions of patients around the world?
Then Start Supply Chain is designed for you!

Program content

  • Duration: 24 months
  • Position includes 1 international business travel to another Roche Supply Chain site of max. 3 month 
  • Varied and challenging project experiences in different departments and functions within PTS
  • Real work experience and project responsibilities 
  • Professional and personal development
  • Position based in Mississauga, Canada or in Basel, Switzerland

Outcome and prospects

  • Exposure to Supply Chain core processes
  • Global experience and cross-cultural understandings
  • Opportunity to build an extensive global network
  • Advanced readiness for Supply Chain roles
  • Enhanced knowledge of the Roche Pharmaceuticals business and product portfolio

I’m really excited about our Start Supply Chain Programme. It gives graduates a great foundation of core supply chain topics in our global supply chain as well as the core skills for their career.

Matthew Winterman,
Head of Global Pharma Product & Supply Chain Management
slide 10 of 10 The Perspectives Programme is an excellent way of getting to know Roche and gain insights on how we are evolving personalised healthcare for the benefit of patients. It’s also a great way to focus on your strengths and the opportunities that lie ahead. ​​​​​​​ Severin Schwan, CEO Roche
Start Supply Chain Cohort 2020 & 2021

Who you are

As the ideal candidate, you fulfill the requirements below:
  • Excellent academic background and recently graduated (master degree) with a strong focus on supply chain or similar with above-average grades
  • Practical experience in this field through apprenticeship/vocational training and/or internships
  • Strong team player with an understanding of the importance of delivery
  • Task-oriented and a strong interest in finding sustainable and solutions 
  • Strong strategic and entrepreneurial mindset, with the ability to think analytically and innovatively
  • Passionate about life long learning 
  • Worked or studied in more than one country
  • Task orientation and agile mindset to find and drive sustainable solutions
  • Fluent in English, an additional language would be an asset
  • Excellent communication skills

The recruitment phase for 2023 has started: Please apply here for the position in Basel. 
The posting for Mississauga will follow soon.

Meet Rachel Albert, Start Supply Chain Trainee at Roche Missisauga
Roche provides an exciting pathway to enhance our career and expand our capabilities through a collaborative, global and dynamic work environment.  Through an extended onboarding from day one, new employees develop a patient centric mindset and a sense of responsibility that gets them off to a fast start.  
Meet Jorge Ros, Start Supply Chain Trainee at Roche Basel
Onboarding to Roche's multicultural, international, and advanced work environment is a great journey. The professional career setup and training for a newcomer are motivating and provide a fast learning track.