ASPEN New Product Development Graduate Programme for South Africans

ASPEN New Product Development Graduate Programme for South Africans

ASPEN New Product Development Graduate Programme for South Africans

We are a global specialty and branded pharmaceutical company, improving the health of patients across the world through our high quality and affordable medicines. Active at every stage of the value chain, we are uniquely diversified by geography, product and manufacturing capability.

Aspen is a dynamic organisation built on entrepreneurial strength and forward-thinking minds. We attract high performing individuals who are passionate about their career and have a desire to exceed expectations. At aspen, not only do we source for the best talent but we also provide a host of opportunities for continuous development.

The Group’s key business segments are Manufacturing and Commercial Pharmaceuticals comprising Regional Brands and Sterile Focus Brands. We have approximately 9 100 employees at 69 established offices in over 50 countries and we improve the health of patients in more than 150 countries through our high quality, affordable medicines.


The NPD graduate will be employed on a graduate programme to advance their skills in new product development and new product launches.

The NPL graduate will go through a robust training process whilst being exposed to business development and new product launches under the supervision and guidance of the NPL Managers.

This person would be exposed to the various aspects within NPL in order to gain insight on the collaborative work required within the division. The second level exposure would be to the Business in stages to align with the business support aspect of this role and understand where the role fits in within the organisation.

As a graduate you will be exposed to the following:

  • Training will be provided on data models and systems used within the NPL division
  • Basic market analysis- exposure to how the data models are used to review market data
  • Basic business development – gain an understanding on how to review product lists to identify products for potential new business
  • Basic project management- exposure to the coordination of new product launches
  • Spending time with marketing- a week in each division, will be arranged with relevant head
  • Meeting with External departments involved
  • Assistance on work whilst learning
  • Accompanying meetings


  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, such as Excel and PowerPoint
  • Basic skills in effective communication verbally and in writing with diverse groups including business associates, technical associates.
  • The ability to interact with colleagues.
  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Matric/ Grade 12
  • Must have a completed relevant Degree in Health Science, Business Science, Commerce or related field of study

The job applicant acknowledges, agrees, accepts, and understands that the Company (Pharmacare Limited t/a Aspen Pharmacare),  has a mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy and Plan which, inter alia, provides for mandatory vaccination for all employees at SA Commercial. Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination applies to this job vacancy. As such, in applying for and if applicable accepting an offer of employment for this job role,  the applicant warrants that s/he is fully vaccinated, and that his/her vaccination status is valid and up to date. The Job applicant’s electronic vaccination certificate, as issued by the NDOH, must be provided if the job application results in an offer and subsequent acceptance of this offer of employment. The applicant acknowledges, further, that there is no particular reason that he/she would refuse any future booster or vaccination requirements that may/should be recommended by the South African health authorities.

Aspen is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and suitably qualified job applicants are invited to submit their CV online on or before the 10 April 2023. Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups through a fair recruitment and selection process in accordance with laws governing employment equity, where such laws are applicable to the Aspen

Work Level
Job Type
Market Related
9 – 12 Months
EE Position


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