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Pharma Engineer (f/m/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  37520


Our people in Manufacturing & Global Operations share two priorities: getting things done and making things better. If you’re a dynamic person with a positive mindset, you’ll fit in well here. It’s an international team with a powerful spirit of collaboration. Together, we make sure our products meet the highest standards of quality by constantly searching for ways to improve at every stage of our value chain – from the raw materials we buy through to the logistics network that brings our medicines to patients. Join our team and help us make an even bigger contribution to Grünenthal’s future.


What the job looks like

Each day you´ll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Manage and/or support global engineering projects
  • Provide support to the local engineering teams at our manufacturing sites
  • Participate in business case preparations, provides input for technology transfer projects (check feasibilities, write plant specification, process optimization, profitability analysis)
  • Identify and develop global engineering standards, best practices and ensure smooth roll out to the manufacturing sites
  • Provide scientific engineering solutions to problems in Global Manufacturing by using OPEX problem solving techniques
  • Consciously looking for EHS and Quality "by design" solutions during coordinated projects, drive Early Equipment Management approach in new machinery purchases
  • Manage and support LEAN and SIX SIGMA tools development and deployment to the manufacturing sites
  • Support TPM development at the sites
  • Continuously looking for process improvement opportunities 


What you´ll bring to the table

To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have: 

  • University degree in pharmaceutical engineering (or equal)
  • 7-10 years engineering experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • At least 5 years experience in WCM environment, knowledge of TPM, Lean and Six Sigma tools are required
  • Succesful implementation of pharmaceutical projects
  • Very good knowledge of technical regulations and the special requirements of the pharmaceutical industry (GMP) as well as solid process knowledge
  • Fluency in business English, German and Spanish skills are beneficial
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Working experience in a highly matrixed environment
  • Track record of managing multiple conflicting priorities and projects
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%
  • Knowledge and experience on serialization and aggregation is beneficial
  • Experience in digitalization is an advantage



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: 
Luigi Uccella 

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