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IT Product Owner - Production (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  43077


Our Corporate Functions teams make sure everything at Grünenthal runs smoothly by bringing together people with a wide range of skills – from experts in finance, IT, HR, law and compliance through to business strategists and creative media minds. If you’re a great collaborator and a strong communicator, you’ll feel right at home here. Join our team and join forces with colleagues across our business to maximise our company’s positive impact on patients and their families.


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

  • Co-create the IT solution landscape and roadmap with Production, partnering with internal and external stakeholders and driving innovation
  • Build a trustful relationship with business leaders of Global Operations
  • Build and maintain a stage gate process to orchestrate the process from ideation to new IT solutions, helping Production to identify and promote the most beneficial ideas
  • Build a product-oriented IT team that owns E-2-E all IT solutions supporting Production
  • Act as project manager and ensure excellence in project set-up and in project execution
  • Own all IT projects in Production and ensure quality in execution
  • Ensure E-2-E availability and quality of IT services
  • Communication of IT projects / services to all relevant stakeholder in IT and Global Operations
  • Build and maintain process and application landscape of Production
  • Build and maintain stage gate process – IT project portfolio at Production

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

  • Master degree in (business) computer science, engineering or comparable
  • IT professional with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in complex  and international  IT enterprise organizations
  • Strong background in processes and IT of a Production environment. Detailed knowledge of  domains as MRP, PP, QM as well as compliance, legal and regulatory domains
  • Proven experience in project management of large, complex projects
  • Solid knowledge of IT technologies as SAP, MES, Fastec, Trace and Track, etc
  • Sound understanding of ITIL
  • Advanced project and process management skills as well as proven change management ability
  • English and German fluent and preferably one further European language
  • Open-minded and strong-willed personality, who wants to move things forward in a team approach
  • Strategic thinker, outstanding collaborator and convincing communicator, who always keeps business benefits and quality in mind


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


"WANTED: You look for a great place to work? 
You can make a global impact as IT Product Owner Production. When you are familiar with production processes and new (IT) technologies are from your interest then you should have a look here."

Rösner Björn, 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:
Marlen Brandl

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