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Global Business Process Owner Head for Supply and Production Planning (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  41669


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:

  • Accountable for process standardization and alignment across functions, markets / regions and for regular measurement of process compliance as well as for the creation & maintenance of all required process-related documentation 
  • Representation of the plan functions to the IT and business systems organizations to define and agree the scope, system design, priorities, roadmap and resource allocation for all plan related projects
  • Accountable for identifying, developing and implementing standardized process enhancements and / or introducing new processes and policies based on their functional expertise, benchmarking, innovation and lean principles
  • Enhancing system capabilities by translating user requirements into functional requirements in alignment with IT (primary focus on SAP)
  • Creating and maintaining functional community of practices (CoPs) with key subject matter experts (SMEs) to facilitate the sharing of best practice, deliver system and process training and manage process improvement projects.
  • Ensuring ongoing integrity of training materials as well as the coordination and delivery of training (either directly or via the Power User network).
  • Responsible for the controlled and compliant implementation of process changes including all Change Management and Change Control processes (both IT and Non-IT related)


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

  • Bachelor´s Degree or equivalent, ideally MBA
  • Green Belt Six Sigma Certifications & Supply Chain Certification; (APICS/ IBF) desirable
  • Relevant professional experience in Supply Chain combined with PLAN, Source, Make or Deliver positions
  • Proven track record of achieving results through a process mindset & approach as well as demonstrating in-depth knowledge of at least one of the other Supply Chain Pillars/ functions (i.e. Source, Make, Deliver)
  • Planning expert skills as well as expertise in compliance to ensure documentation compliance & discipline 
  • Ability to negotiate & influence in a matrix organization as well as to think strategically and highly analytical
  • A self- starter who has the ability to effectively manage projects, multiple priorities, timelines and change management as well as teach both conceptual & tactical training
  • Ability to make the complex clear and compelling to all levels of the organization in both written & verbally



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 28 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2022, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved sales of € 1.7 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Rita Hugo-Olbertz

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Instagram: @grunenthal

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