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Global Logistics Integration and Optimization Manager (f/m/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  43888


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:

  • Identify, propose, and implement critical parameters and KPIs driving logistics operations and processes.
  • Establish current logistics process standards and frameworks in collaboration with key supply chain stakeholders, aligning with industry best practices and future demand.
  • Support the development of logistics operational models through analysis, design, and implementation of end-to-end solutions aligned with business and Supply Chain strategy.
  • Manage the successful integration of new acquisitions/partners into various Supply Chain functions and provide accurate process mapping for new business.
  • Assess current state processes, define requirements/improvements through fact-based decision-making and analysis.
  • Support standardization, implement agreed-upon innovations and logistics process improvements, monitoring outcomes

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

  • University Bachelors Degree or equivalent. MBA or equivalent preferred
  • experience in consultancy with link to pharmaceutical logistics, pharmaceutical industry or from logistic service provider
  • experience in Supply Chain “deliver” positions, especially as a business expert in Logistics, Transportation, Warehousing & Distribution, Foreign Trade
  • Relevant experience in Logistics transformation projects including financial flow & regulatory compliance, cost optimization, 3PL management/outsourcing, order to cash process improvement, performance management or product launch (NPI)
  • Green Belt Six Sigma Certifications & Supply Chain Certification (APICS/ IBF) desirable
  • Desired experience in Pharma Logistics, with great focus on program and project management in cold chain, including coordination on system set up, primary and secondary distribution, customs compliance
  • Experience with ERP (SAP/SD/eWMS) , TMS as well as knowledge of latest real-time monitoring, order processing, warehousing technologies & systems
  • Fluent in English and German, further European languages beneficial
  • Ability to forge collaboration across all levels of the enterprise & externally.
  • Strong communicator with to communicate clearly, making  the complex clear and compelling to all levels of the organization in both written & oral forms


"Join our Global Supply Chain Excellence team to drive excellence and innovation projects in Logistics to secure safe, efficient and reliable product supply"

Barbara Plesniarska-Noll, 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 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 revenues of € 1.7 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Sarah Schäfer

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