Global Sustainability Manager (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  41167


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:

  • Being responsible for driving, leading and co-ordinating projects to enable Grünenthal to achieve it’s Global Sustainability ambitions
  • Driving and executing a comprehensive multi-year strategy to continue the company’s drive towards minimizing it’s environmental footprint, focussing technical systems/standards, leadership, behavioural, and cultural aspects
  • Leading and supporting the program of global sustainability projects to drive progress and achieve the strategic ambitions and goals related to carbon neutrality, waste reduction and water quality, across our global operations and business units
  • Generate new projects ideas and provide recommendations and technical expertise which can contribute to the global sustainability strategy
  • Support achievement of Key Performance Measures (KPIs) and continually identify opportunities for improvement
  • Supporting global businesses in defining their sustainability targets and creating visible, accountable plans to achieve them
  • Alignment with project sponsors to collect, report and drive projects, for example ensuring the availability of relevant data relating to the environmental impact of the projects
  • Measurement and calculation of greenhouse gas data associated with project implementation


What you´ll bring to the table

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

  • Degree in engineering, environmental management or strong environmental professional background as well as ideally a professional certification in environment 
  • Relevant experience of environmental management experience is required
  • Experience of wastewater management and proven ability to effectively communicate through and work in a matrix organization in a multinational company
  • Ability and willingness to work in a high performing team as well as track record in managing multiple conflicting priorities and projects
  • Fluent business English skills
  • Willingness to travel 
  • A high level of commitment, patient-centric approach as well as a structured and independent way of working combined with analytical thinking, team spirit and service orientation
  • Result driven and value adding working style and actively seeking diverse input and contributions when designing solutions



"In this role you will be one of the key drivers for the implementation of our global Planet strategy. 
You’ll have the opportunity to see the operations processes across our global business, working with international teams to implement projects that bring about positive environmental impacts.

Gabor Eckert, the Hiring Manager


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, privately-owned 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 focussing 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 more than 100 countries. In 2021, Grünenthal employed around 4,500 people and achieved sales of € 1.5 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Rita Hugo-Olbertz

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