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Senior Business Product Owner - Development (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  41458


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
  • Ensure that all IT products are compliant with internal security, risk management policies and practices, external regulatory and statutory requirements
  • 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 program manager and ensure excellence in project set-up and execution
  • Ensure E2E availability and quality of Development Solution Services
  • Communication/reporting of R&D IT projects / Solution Services to all relevant stakeholder for the domain 


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

  • Minimum 8 years of experience, working in life science technology environment, preference in scientific technology
  • Masters’ degree or equivalent experience in science, engineering, computing, bioinformatic, or similar
  • Track record in succesful Digital and IT strategy develpment, solution design, program and project delivery and service management actross multiple functions
  • Solid knowledge of Pharma Development IT solutions, challenges and trends within the industry (e.g. Knowledge of the Development landscape and processes for digital products - Computational platform, PBPK modelling & simulation, Clinical Trial Design, Explorative Data science, Clinical data science (warehouse, bigdata platform), eTMF, R&D Advanced analystics solutions)
  • Fluent in business English, German is a plus
  • Proven skills in project/product mgmt. teamwork, leadership
  • Proven experience in project management of large, complex projects, working in a matrix organization with cross-functional teams
  • A customer-centric mindset and a passion for innovation and problem-solving


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

Mara Peccianti, the Hiring Manager





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 27 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2023, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.8 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Rita Hugo-Olbertz

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