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Demand Manager Third-Party Customers

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  44073


Our people in Manufacturing & Global Operations share two priorities: getting things done and making things better. If you’re a dynamic person with a positive mindset, you’ll fit in well here. It’s an international team with a powerful spirit of collaboration. Together, we make sure our products meet the highest standards of quality by constantly searching for ways to improve at every stage of our value chain – from the raw materials we buy through to the logistics network that brings our medicines to patients. Join our team and help us make an even bigger contribution to Grünenthal’s future.


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

  • Feed and support Demand Planning Strategy development 
  • Responsible for demand forecast accuracy, bias and forecast value add (FVA) performance to define the best fit demand planning strategy
  • Manage demand history cleansing and exceptions
  • Define portfolio segmentation (ABC-XYZ) based on defined demand planning strategy
  • Track assumptions and manage risk & opportunities 
  • Gather, understand and leverage market intelligence, customer forecast, promotional activity, seasonality and other external factors
  • Manage and own demand planning master data (discontinuations, NPI/EOL)
  • Generate forecasts for integrations/NPIs in close collaboration with marketing, sales, finance and operations
  • Consolidate the demand plan and define corrective actions based on KPIs
  • Ensure the right planning maintenance into GRT system


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

  • University Degree (Master preferably) in Engineering or Business with major in Supply Chain Management / Logistics or equivalent experience
  • Six Sigma, Supply Chain (APICS/IBF) and Project Management are desirable
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years related experience in supply chain, preferably in pharmaceutical or FMCG sector
  • Profound knowledge of demand planning & IBP tools + SAP SD/MM
  • Experience in Key Account Management and/or Demand Management / Market Research desirable (e.g., external data such as IQVIA)
  • Fluent in English and preferably one further European language
  • Very good computer literacy and data analytics skillset, understanding the statistics behind the models and forecasting techniques
  • Ability to build strong collaborative teams and relationships, leading cross functional/ virtual teams where required
  • Ability to apply and support continuous process improvement tools



"Acquiring the right talent is the most important key to growth"

Wagener Bernhard, the Hiring Manager



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: 
Sarah Schäfer

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