Clinical Program Manager (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  41079


If you’re passionate about changing lives for the better, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. In Research & Development, we’re continuously exploring innovative new treatment options to make a stronger, more positive impact on the lives of the patients we serve. You’ll work with talented colleagues in a state-of-the-art Research & Development environment, developing innovative medicines that change the live of patients for the better and help us make progress towards our vision of a world free of pain. Join us today, and discover the difference you can make.



What the job looks like
Each day you´ll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Provide strategic operational input into Clinical Development Plan (CDP) with respect to operational aspects and requirements, including definition of timelines/milestones and resource needs
  • Steer and oversee the planning, set-up, conduct and closure of the assigned projects and inherent clinical trials, including trial budgets, rolling forecasts and timelines/milestones 
  • Oversee adherence to Clinical Trial Protocols and applicable guidelines, laws and regulations as well as the contractual agreements with the assigned Vendors
  • Analyze and evaluate the impact of anticipated, new and updated project risks for the clinical trials 
  • Review and assess performance (quality, timelines, budget) of Vendors and proactively initiate mitigations and improvements

What you´ll bring to the table

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

  • 10+ years related experience in a pharmaceutical company, biotech firm, or CRO, which should include at least 8 years of operational and managerial experience in planning/start-up and execution of clinical trials
  • MsC, preferably in life or natural sciences; PMP certification is a plus
  • Specific CRO experience is a plus
  • International and intercultural working experience in Clinical Development
  • Proven ability to work independently and to lead multidisciplinary trial teams in a complex matrix environment 
  • Proven experience in developing effective relationship with Vendors (including budget negotiations and contracting)
  • In depth knowledge of Clinical Development from phase I to phase III



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:
Simona Frings

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