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Lead Global Finance Business Partner Supply Chain

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  43917


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: 

  • Advise and challenge leadership team of Supply Chain proactively on all relevant financial matters concerning to optimize the performance
  • Be an active part of strategy development (e.g. Hoshin Kanri), strategic decision taking processes and business opportunity evaluations
  • Strive as member of the management teams to operational excellence with continuous improvement and data driven decision making (Analytics)
  • Manage or be part of Global controlling Projects within the Controlling Community
  • Contribute to our GO Controlling Roadmap to lift controlling business partnering to the next level by ensuring group-wide operational excellence in our controlling processes also with introduction of technologies and automation possibilities
  • Supporting and pressure testing business cases evaluations
  • Create and maintain structural and ad hoc analyses and reports
  • Responsible for planning and forecasting, adjusting intermediate financial reports to actuals, maintain closing activities
  • Act as window person into the finance organization and be contact person for external auditors 


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

  • Master degree in Industrial Engineering and/or Finance/Business studies, MBA preferred
  • At least more than 5 years relevant experience with focus on global supply Chain, production and procurement (experience within the chemical/pharmaceutical industry is an asset)
  • Experience with Operational Excellence - Lean Sigma Methodologies (Greenbelt to Blackbelt)
  • Profund experience with financial data, reporting and business intelligence applications (e.g. SAP FI/CO, SAP BW/BO, Power-BI, Qlik Sense, Tableau, Alteryx, Data-Iku, Knime) 
  • Ability to think strategically, analyze data, and make informed decisions based on financial insights
  • Professional language skill in English and German. Spanish highly preferable.
  • Willingness to frequently travel




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: 
Rita Hugo-Olbertz

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