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

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  41124


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

  • Ensure E2E availability and quality of Research Solution Services

  • Communication/reporting of Research IT projects / Solution Services to all relevant stakeholder

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/Research IT
  • Strong background of processes and data in pharmaceutical Research
  • Solid knowledge of Pharma Research IT solutions space, challenges and trends (e.g. chemical registration & ELN, biology ELN, OMICS data management, NMR/LC/MS data management, toxicology data management, data visualization/ search/ analysis/ reporting & workflows)
  • 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


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

Michael Esser, 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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