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Graduate Global Operations / API Production Site (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  43874


For our Global Graduate Programme, we are looking for YOU as a rising star – lateral thinker, visionary, team player, creative head or globetrotter!
We shape diamonds in the rough: Within the 24-months programme, starting in June 2024, you go through structured international rotations within our Production Sites of our Global Operations department,
 oriented on your potential.
You will build up your knowledge and personal network while working on impactful projects with top management visibility. We offer you one-on-one-coaching’s by experienced leaders and trainings to support you in your personal and professional growth. 


What the job looks like
Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • During your programme you´ll dive into different functions and areas within our API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) production sites in Mitlödi, Switzerland and Aachen, Germany, as part of our Global Operations department and learn about our operating model and key processes
  • Your projects will be diverse and mostly with global impact and you will have plenty of chances to present your results to the senior leaders of global operations 
  • You will actively work on your development, which is supported by a (Senior) Leader Mentor including ambition talks, coaching sessions, shadowing & performing reviews
  • You will participate in global trainings for all graduates as well as customized ones per individual programme
  • Additionally, you will be part of our Global Graduate Network


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

  • An excellent degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy or Business Administration with the focus on production or operations 
  • First professional experience in production, operations or in a pharmaceutical company (e.g. through internships) with continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong communication, intercultural and social skills as well as an enthusiastic can-do attitude and the drive to shape your processes every day 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Fluency in English 
  • And the strong motivation to learn and grow as a future leader with the willingness to work in a manufacturing environment 


Come on board & look forward to:

  • Attractive compensation and extensive social benefits 
  • 30 vacation days + bridging days
  • Wide range of company benefits e.g. health initiatives & sports activities
  • Top modern international working environment 


Our Global Operations team ensures a safe, efficient and reliable product supply to patients. The experts in this area constantly strive to ensure excellence at every stage of our value chain and to support Grünenthal’s mission of a world free of pain.



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: 
Anne Severich

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