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Integration & Alliance Manager (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  43076


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:

  • Facilitates strategic PMI projects and negotiates contractual matters with our (strategic) partner(s); typically following a major acquisition and / or large licensing project 
  • Contribute to Post-Merger Integration projects and take over responsibility for individual workstreams
  • Support the Integration team and interact with international and big pharma companies from a “buy-side”
  • Facilitate and steer Alliances, e.g., following significant M&A and licensing deals
  • Prepare, facilitate and track actions from regular Alliance specific steering committee meetings
  • Take part in strategic relevant negotiations and develop a business sense on potential upcoming opportunities

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

  • University degree in economy or scientific studies required
  • At least 3-5 years relevant working experience including first exposure to negotiations 
  • Solid experience from contributing to M&A projects, e.g., in Due Diligences, Business Case creation, supporting transfer and switch activities
  • Good background and understanding of Life Sciences, especially Pharma Operations / Supply / Regulatory
  • Sound experience in managing projects 
  • Fluent English negotiation skills as must have, German and Spanish skills preferred
  • Good negotiation skills and the ability to convince and move a partner

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


"Working within Global Business Development brings you close to strategic projects like M&A deals and Post-Merger Integration projects. Within Integration & Alliance you can really make a difference, transitioning our acquired assets and managing strategic Alliances."

Engel Helge, 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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