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Assistant (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  43523


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:

  • Provide full range of independent and advanced administrative support to the Head Corporate Strategy and the Head Global Business Development and their teams, in particular with regards to office management and all organizational matters
  • Manage travel arrangements as well as the preparation, organization and coordination of (inter-)national events and meetings including bookings and expense management
  • Take ownership and support efficient processes for Corporate Strategy and Global Business Development
  • Track budgets and support oversight of cost centres / purchase order management
  • Support projects, e.g. by preparing materials incl. presentations (PowerPoint) for meetings and ensuring follow-up
  • Overall support (IT tickets, vendor management, procurement, etc.) and support with internal communications activities where relevant
  • Support the successful onboarding of new hires, incl. introduction, training to all relevant internal systems and processes 
  • First line contact person for line manager, team members as well as internal and external stakeholders


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

  • Successfully finished commercial apprenticeship in e.g., office management, industrial clerk or comparable; bachelor's degree beneficial
  • At least 3 years relevant professional experience in advanced office management roles
  • Proficient experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Experience with SAP, Concur and other relevant systems
  • Experience working in an international, cross-cultural, multi-located team environment
  • Fluent in Business English and German
  • High level of flexibility and demonstrated service and can-do mentality
  • Strong organizational skills, high reliability and ability to prioritize workload
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Highly independent and proactive working style combined with high level of resilience

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


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, fully-integrated 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 focusing 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 27 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2023, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.8 bn.

Your HR contact:
Hannah Klötzer

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LinkedIn: Grunenthal Group
Instagram: @grunenthal

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