IT Product Owner for pharmaceutical development (m/f/d)

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Date posted: 31-Mar-2023

Location: Aachen, Germany

Company: Grünenthal GmbH


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 Development data and IT solution landscape and roadmap
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders and driving innovation
  • Build a trustful relationship with business leaders of Development
  • Orchestrate our stage gate/demand process to bring ideas to new IT solutions, helping Development to identify and promote the most beneficial ideas
  • Guide a product-oriented IT team that owns E2E all Development IT solutions
  • Act as project manager and ensure excellence in project set-up and execution 
  • Ensure E2E availability and quality of Development Solution Services


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 or comparable
  • IT professional with a minimum of 5 years´ experience in international Pharma/Development IT
  • Strong background of processes and data in pharmaceutical development
  • Solid knowledge of Pharma Development IT solutions space, challenges and trends (e.g. Pharmacometrics Computational Platfom, PBPK modeling & simulation, Clinical Trial Design, Explorative Data Science, Clinical Data Science [Warehouse, BigData Platform], eTMF, R&D Advanced Analytics solutions)
  • Proven experience in project management of large, complex projects
  • Sound understanding of ITIL
  • Advanced project and process management skills as well as proven change management ability
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and presentation skills in English and German
  • 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


"Join our R&D IT Business Partner Team."

Esser Michael, the Hiring Manager