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Global Graduate Programme Manager (f/m/d) - 18 month contract

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  43317


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:

  • Managing the GRT Global Graduate Programme as a career entry opportunity for young talents including recruitment, onboarding and supervision of all GRT graduates
  • First HR contact for all GRT Aachen Graduates, incl. regular ambition talks, implementation of trainings & networking events
  • Observe market development & regular review of the GRT Graduate Programme and continuous adaptation to the needs of the areas & subsidiaries
  • Advise and support global HR colleagues in the implementation of the Graduate Programme in their subsidiaries
  • First point of contact and proactive advice for line managers on all issues relating to young talent promotion (in close cooperation with HR business partner)
  • Establishment and maintenance of relationships with national and international universities
  • Planning, organization and implementation of university fairs and events (including the provision of advertising material)
  • Consult proactively senior departmental heads to raise awareness on market developments and support them to identify needs for GRT next leader & specialist generation


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

  • Bachelor or Master in Business Administration, Psychology or educational science
  • At least 2 years proficient and profound experience in Human Resource Management, Young Talent Acquisitions and/or HR Development
  • General understanding of business requirements with experience in cross-functional & international projects
  • Strategic thinking paired with hands-on-attitude, focused on market development & future demands positioning Grünenthal as employer of choice
  • Good presentation, communication, training and facilitation skills
  • Strong team player and networker with high customer orientation
  • Fluent in German and English


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:
Anke Harmuth

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