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Supply Chain Head Third Party Customers CMB & PB

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  43646


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:

  • Define strategies to maximize supply chain effectiveness, implement cost saving programs, monitor critical suppliers and supply points in a make-to-order supply chain environment
  • Support Business growth and expansion by deploying an integrated system and set of processes within the end-to-end supply chain, that provide a competitive advantage consistent with the Business Strategy
  • Define, monitor and drive KPI´s for the overall supply chain function and processes (forecasting, planning, logistics performance, costs, service, Mfg. and WH&D processes)
  • Deliver superior customer service, while enhancing bottom line profitability
  • Be a driver and leader in the implementation of the Integrated Business Planning cycle to ensure effectiveness and transparency of data for overall strategic and tactical supply chain decisions
  • Ensures the implementations of Patient access strategy according to regional standard and guidelines
  • Be part of the cross-functional Partner Business and CMB leadership teams
  • Lead a team of 6 operational demand planners and being responsible for the personal development plan definition and revision

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

  • University degree preferably in Engineering or Business with major in Supply Chain/Operations
  • 10 years+ professional experience in Supply Chain/Operations Management 
  • Relevant experience in customer-facing roles
  • Successful Supply Chain Transformation projects/programs experience
  • Understanding of basic financial controlling terminology and tools – in particularP&L impact
  • Experience with ERP (SAP/APO/SNP) & Demand Planning modules is preferred

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, 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: 
Sarah Schäfer

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