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Sourcing Manager (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  43307


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:


  • Leading the tactical procurement part within the “Source to Contract” (S2C) process, such as e.g. executing RfQs, negotiating and contracting, mainly for the area of Chemicals and/or APIs.
  • Providing functional and operational support to assigned spend areas, acting as business partner and key contact for budget holders and leadership teams leading discussions and decisions with regards to S2C processes
  • Taking responsibility for assigned spend areas, led by the professional guidance of procurement leads, supporting the development and execution of the respective strategies and conducting operational supplier performance management
  • Evaluating demand requirements raised by sites, informing, escalating and discussing requirements with procurement leads and global procurement teams, while also conducting analysis / reports to identify bundling effects, framework contracts and catalogues.
  • Implementing procurement awareness amongst all relevant process stakeholders and ensuring compliance to standard processes, especially for Tendering and Contract Management including document management, and supporting vendor due diligence process and master data management for vendors
  • Contributing on change and continuous improvement initiatives for optimization of Global Procurement and the spend categories to increase efficiency and reduce cost



What you´ll bring to the table

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

  • A University Degree in relevant field
  • Ideally 3 – 5 years relevant experience within the pharmaceutical industry in a comparable role or as category manager, with a focus on Chemicals and/or APIs
  • Experience in managing and conducting larger negotiations as well as managing successful a high number of international suppliers
  • Practical expertise in procurement processes and in supporting to develop & implement category strategies
  • Understanding of supply markets, especially for Chemicals and/or APIs, and experience in working without formal line management (e.g. Project teams)
  • Passion about continuous improvement, driving new topics & being part of new initiatives, excellent strategic and analytical thinking as well as strong interpersonal understanding & communication skills
  • Understanding and experience in the area of Supplier Risk Management and Sustainability / ESG would be a plus
  • Stakeholder management, business acumen & networking skills and ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Fluent business German and English



"We are a highly motivated, diverse and international team and always acting as one team - while being spread across Europe & Latina America! We are permanently striving to secure supply to our patients – aiming to create a world free of pain!"



Sassen Tammo, 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 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 sales of € 1.7 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Rita Hugo-Olbertz

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