Due Diligence Lead (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  40338


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:

  • Manage and facilitate transaction activities for strategic M&A and licensing deals in close cooperation with the assigned project leaders 
  • Set up and lead cross-functional due diligence teams to evaluate strategic transaction opportunities
  • Coordinate interactions with the senior management of the external party and negotiate due diligence requirements assuring efficient execution of a “state-of-the-art” due diligence incl. Q&A sessions as well as delivery of high quality assessments
  • Support project leaders in the development, challenge and validation of business cases as well as preparation of memos and presentations for Grünenthal’s Executive Board 
  • Steer and coordinate preparation of assessment outputs and recommendations for Grünenthal’s decision making bodies including due diligence summaries and due diligence reports; foster consistency of project assumptions and appropriate documentation
  • Support negotiation teams in optimization of contract design based on due diligence insights and during contract negotiations
  • Drive continuous optimization of due diligence requests, processes and tools (“lessons learned”)

Responsibilities will be worldwide, across regions and across different indications, ranging from marketed products and brands to R&D projects (all stages).


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

  • A University degree in economics, finance, natural sciences or legal, MBA is an asset 
  • Over 4 years relevant experience in M&A and Licensing in international pharmaceutical / biotech business or related background, including business development, strategic planning, R&D, consulting, equity analysis, venture capital, or investment banking
  • Strong understanding of Life Sciences and the pharmaceutical process including (pre-)clinical development, regulatory, safety, CMC / supply chain, and commercialization strategies as well as IP, business legal and compliance; experience in R&D of new medicines a plus  
  • Demonstrated first-hand involvement in managing and leading complex assessments and valuation processes for strategic transactions 
  • Proven track-record of leadership / project management of global matrix teams
  • Strong team player with an integrating, proactive, result-driven and solution-oriented mindset and good interpersonal skills 
  • High customer orientation, flexibility and ability to adapt to fast changing project frameworks
  • Strategic and analytical thinking, high commitment to facts and figures with an “eye for detail” – at the same time strategic focus and pragmatic approach
  • Business-fluent and proficient verbal and written skills in English as must have


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 29 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in more than 100 countries. In 2020, Grünenthal employed around 4,500 people and achieved sales of € 1.3 bn.

Your HR contact:
Marlen Brandl

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Website: careers.grunenthal.com
LinkedIn: Grunenthal Group
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