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(Senior) Controller R&D (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  43085


Our Corporate Functions teams make sure everything at Grünenthal runs smoothly by bringing together people with a wide range of skills – from experts in finance, IT, HR, law and compliance through to business strategists and creative media minds. If you’re a great collaborator and a strong communicator, you’ll feel right at home here. Join our team and join forces with colleagues across our business to maximise our company’s positive impact on patients and their families.


What the job looks like
Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Proactive and forward-looking Controlling Business Partnering to the R&D (senior) management as well as to the R&D project teams (incl. project team membership as Finance representative)
  • Actively support the financial & business performance mgmt. of R&D
  • Responsibility for running and supporting the (operational) business of R&D CO (incl. e.g. YE reporting & Analysis and other recurring financial group processes)
  • Foster economic awareness & drive performance in R&D by acting as the financial conscience
  • Setup and coordinate the financial processes for R&D as the responsible business process owner thereby ensuring proper governance
  • Continuously identify and realize process-, system- & reporting optimization opportunities to ensure a high level of financial transparency and to drive operational efficiency & development in R&D
  • Drive and contribute to selected optimization projects in Finance

What you'll bring to the table
To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • Professional degree in business administration, economics or similar, preferably with a specialty in Controlling 
  • 5+ years of experience in operational (R&D) Controlling
  • Experience in BP roles to senior management and project leads
  • Openness to drive change, paired with a strong can-do attitude
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry is a plus
  • Virtual work experience in an international context
  • Experienced in planning and reporting tools (e.g. TM1, Qlik)
  • Strong written and verbal English skills

What are some of the local benefits

  • Hybrid working model
  • Bilingual daycare centre “Karlinis“ and holiday activities for employees’ children
  • 30 holidays, plus 6-8 bridging days and possibility to convert salary into up to 5 additional holidays
  • (E-) Bike leasing and e-charging stations


"Enabling sustainable decision making through proactive and forward looking business partnering"

Timmers Patrick, the Hiring Manager


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, privately-owned pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focussing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 28 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in more than 100 countries. In 2021, Grünenthal employed around 4,500 people and achieved sales of € 1.5 bn.

Your HR contact:
Marlen Brandl

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