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Head PV Operations and Excellence

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  43678


If you’re passionate about changing lives for the better, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. In Research & Development, we’re continuously exploring innovative new treatment options to make a stronger, more positive impact on the lives of the patients we serve. You’ll work with talented colleagues in a state-of-the-art Research & Development environment, developing innovative medicines that change the live of patients for the better and help us make progress towards our vision of a world free of pain. Join us today, and discover the difference you can make.


What the job looks like


Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Leading and developing the organizational unit PV Operations within Global Drug Safety and further building the PV operations team member of Drug Safety Specialists and Global Safety Scientists
  • Ensuring robustness, continuity, completeness, operational excellence and compliance of the PV Operations unit including measures of performance
  • Planing and tracking availability of adequate human & technical resources and budget in cooperation with the Head of Global Drug Safety /QPPV
  • Acting as Business Process Owner for E2E Case processing; Developing, implementing and maintaining a compliant and efficient global ICSR business process;
  • As PV Excellence lead responsible to steer Pharmacovigilance Process and Quality Excellence activities and to assess the effectiveness of initiatives in order to further improve processes and performance
  • Selection, onboarding, oversight and management of vendors contracted for outsourced services related to ICSR processing activities 
  • Developing new IT solutions together with the Head of Process Support and Application for further automatization of aspects within the ICSR process


What you'll bring to the table


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

  • At least 5 years of experience in international positions in pharmaceutical industry incl. Pharmacovigilance
  • An advanced scientific university degree 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the legal & regulatory requirements and standards regarding GVP
  • Understanding of Argus Safety Database
  • Proven experience in Vendor Management
  • Thorough understanding of quality management systems 
  • Very good communication skills in English (both orally and in writing)
  • Proficiency in building and leading teams 
  • Proven experience in dealing with service Providers 





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: 
Angelika Will

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