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Director Corporate Strategy, M&A (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  39575


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:

  • Strategically support Grünenthal’s ambitious external growth strategy definition and execution, working closely with the business, and other key functions (e.g. finance, operations,…)
  • Support the due diligence process of M&A deals, and if needed, licensing opportunities and partnering
  • Prepare market and competitive analyses and industry screenings for the identification of potential acquisition targets / assets or investment candidates 
  • Synthesize findings into insights, including implications that inform business decisions, communicate and advocates insights to senior business leaders
  • Support strategic business projects for Grünenthal Group, the CEO, and the Corporate Executive Board 


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

  • Excellent university degree in business administration, economics, science or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of corporate finance roles including but not limited to C financial advisory consulting, Investment Banking, Private Equity and/or corporate Development in a pharmaceutical company
  • Sound experience in the area of Corporate M&A, Strategy & Business development, ideally on or related to Established brands (mature portfolio)
  • Sound knowledge of Pharma/Healthcare /Medical Devices
  • Track record of strong business impact


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:
Hannah Klötzer

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LinkedIn: Grunenthal Group
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