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Global Operations Strategy Manager (f/m/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  43527


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:

  • Identifying opportunities to address the business needs and enhance operations capabilities to achieve long-term competitiveness and profitable growth
  • Contributing to key decision processes to steer the company´s strategy such as M&A, major investments, network optimization (e.g. internal and external manufacturing foot print, warehouse & distribution network) and other strategic decisions in the field of operations
  • Developing and leading of transformational projects across global operations
  • A global key player working cross functionally with all Global Operations areas to reviewing and challenging and deriving conclusions and providing actionable recommendations 
  • Rapid personal growth adventure with lots of opportunities to present to our management boards

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

  • A university degree, preferably in science or industrial engineering
  • 5-10 years consulting experience in a leading consulting firm and/or extensive experience in pharma operations (e.g. manufacturing, Supply chain)
  • Strategic thinker and a creative self-starter energized by problem solving and pushing new solutions and have a "hands-on" and "can do"-mentality
  • You are not afraid of numbers and analytics and are passionate about solving problems, especially using data driven decision taking processes 
  • Strong intercultural and excellent relationship management skills to inspire and motivate others as well as finding your way to achieve the most optimal solutions together with a team
  • Excellent communication skills in English at all levels of the organization, additional language beneficial
  • You like a working environment that offers lots of additional benefits including a fair share of working from home/ meeting colleagues in the office


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


"In this role you will be one of the key drivers for our network strategy assessments. 
You will see the full end-to-end perspective of our operations processes, will have lots of international exposure and will be prepared for your next cool role in our organization according to your personal growth ambition.

Kaiser Jan, 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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