Sustainability Lead Site Aachen (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  41175


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:

  • Supporting and executing the transformation of projects to deliver Grünenthal's Sustainability ambitions within the Aachen manufacturing site
  • Driving and executing a comprehensive multi-year strategy, focusing on technical systems/standards, leadership, behavioural, and cultural aspects, as well as continuing the manufacturing site’s drive towards minimizing it’s environmental footprint 
  • Identification of opportunities and new project ideas to provide recommendations and technical expertise, which include carbon neutrality, minimizing waste generation and improving wastewater quality
  • Supporting in achieving Key Performance Measures (KPIs) and monitoring progress
  • Project management and project execution – including the planning and implementation of a decarbonisation strategy for the site aligned to the delivery of the company sustainability targets
  • Creation of technical and economic analysis and of potential projects, including the realisation and execution of projects associated with the strategy
  • Supporting global businesses in defining their sustainability targets and creating visible, accountable plans to achieve them 
  • Supporting on-site units and contribute to local projects to achieve carbon neutrality, minimize waste generation and improve water quality

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

  • Degree in utilities, electrical engineering, energy engineering, environmental management or strong environmental professional background
  • Relevant professional experience in utility management, HVAC, energy technology
  • Knowledge of renewable energy technology and implementation, local environmental regulations and environmental experts
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate through and work in a matrix organization in a multinational company
  • Knowledge of planning, tendering, construction management and billing of technical systems (each with knowledge of the technical rules and regulations)
  • Enthusiasm for transformation projects in the utilities, energy & gas environment as well as track record in managing multiple conflicting priorities and projects
  • Fluency in business English
  • A high level of commitment and a structured and independent way of working combined with excellent analytical skills, team spirit and service orientation




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: 
Rita Hugo-Olbertz

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Instagram: @grunenthal

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