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Global Sustainability Lead (f/m/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  43343



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:

  • Driving and executing a comprehensive multi-year strategy to continue the company’s drive towards minimizing it’s environmental footprint, focussing technical systems/standards.
  • Leading prioritized projects to drive progress on our sustainability ambitions and achieve goals across our global operations and businesses.
  • Provide direction and support to achieve carbon and water neutrality and to minimize waste generation., Set guidelines and benchmarks for a company's environmental impact..
  • Lead  annual GHG inventory and E pilar of ESG, corporate responsible reporting, Environment related internal & external communication
  • Develop and/or review quantification approaches that account for GHGs emissions reductions or removals in projects. 
  • Create synergy and support the Environmental Safety & Health  culture. Develop and monitor effective Environmental and Sustainability management strategies, provide recommendations and technical expertise on regulatory compliance.
  • Coordinate EHS inspections and assessments to assure compliance with regulatory requirements. Define Key Performance Measures (KPIs)/targets, identify opportunities for improvement and provide recommendations based on findings.
  • Engages with internal stakeholders and presenting regular sustainability reports and conduct sustainability assessments


What you bring to the table

To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • Masters Degree in engineering, environmental management or business administration
  • 3 years experience in manufacturing, 5 years sustainability experience is required.
  • Practical experience of environmental and GHG inventory data analysis
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate through and work in a matrix organization in a multinational company.
  • Professional certification in environment desired.
  • Fluency in business English.
  • Willingness to travel.


Eckert Gabor, 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: 
Rita Hugo-Olbertz

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