Head of Manufacturing OpEx (m/f/d)

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Date posted: 15 Sep 2023

Location: Europe, Europe

Company: Grünenthal GmbH


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:

  • Develop and implement the manufacturing pillar within manufacturing network
  • Contribute to the development of our Business Operating System in all functions of global operations.
  • Establish End to End losses mapping framework 
  • Become BPO for main processes and ensure appropriate BPO/BPE for the rest
  • Enhance organizational capability to rollout the GOBS transformation
  • Train, coach and support the implementing of our OPEXc program and its projects
  • Execution and facilitation of projects, kaizen events…on the shopfloor.


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

  • Senior manager with previous operational experience in leading a manufacturing areas
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Hoshin kanri / Strategy Deployment implementation experience 
  • Experience implementing a Business Operating System
  • Ability to work effectively across functions and levels (hands on)
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English
  • Good knowledge in business analysis methodologies and tools
  • Strong analytical skills and Financial Know-how