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Senior Global Business Partner Procurement & ESO (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  43088


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:

  • Consulting the Business to improve the Performance in the areas of Procurement (e.g. direct materials and indirect materials) & ESO as well as across Grünenthal (including Forecasting)
  • You act as a data driven business consultant for the respective areas
  • You will be a part of the Leadership Teams within the Business areas and
  • You support, challenge and advise the Business and acing as active Business Partner for the Head of Procurement and Head of ESO
  • You support strategic Global Operations projects such as GO 2025 support in the area of your responsibility – challenge, support and advise 
  • Co-create / monitor / interpret / advise (on) Procurement and ESO KPI-System
  • Planning & execution of Planning & Forecasting activities (including COGSING, Budgeting & Forecasting)
  • Selected global Controlling activities

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

  • University degree in Economics or comparable education
  • More than 10 years of professional experience in controlling in an international environment - with focus on global supply chain, production and procurement 
  • Also has experience in Procurement & ESO ideally in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Lead projects together with consulting companies
  • Very good leadership and interpersonal skills with a communicative and result-oriented mindset
  • Experience with Operational Excellence (Green to Black Belt)
  • Already experience in leading people
  • Profound Hands-On SAP knowledge by being able to create own queries
  • Profound knowledge in Data Analytics especially in being extraordinary in using BI Tools such as Alteryx and Qlik Sense
  • Profound knowledge in Data Structuring and being able to discuss topics together with IT
  • Fluent English and Spanish language skills (written and oral), German language skills are optional

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


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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