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Integration & Alliance Manager (m/f/d)

Country:  Europe
City:  Europe
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  43882


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 Post-Merger Integration projects and take over responsibility for the wholistic project steering from an end-to-end perspective 
  • Lead the cross-functional Integration team and interact with international / big pharma companies from a “buy-side”
  • Prepare Project Steering Committees and manage respective stakeholders
  • Facilitate and steer Alliances, e.g. following significant M&A and licensing deals
  • Prepare, facilitate and track actions from regular Alliance specific steering committee meetings
  • Take part in strategic relevant negotiations and develop a business sense on potential upcoming opportunities
  • Take a leading role in the department Integration & Alliance and steer strategic (transition) projects
  • Interact on senior and executive level and manage stakeholders, internally and externally
  • Support and prepare for Alliance related aspects also internally, create a balanced opinion and convey Grünenthal’s interests towards our partner
  • Develop further Alliances - together with an international and cross-functional core team - to even raise more value out of an Alliance
  • Prepare memos and presentations for internal / external decision making


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

  • University degree in economy or scientific studies required
  • At least 7 years years relevant working experience including first exposure to negotiations 
  • Solid experience from contributing to M&A projects, e.g. in Due Diligences, Business Case creation, supporting transfer and switch activities
  • Good background and understanding of Life Sciences, especially Pharma Operations / Supply / Regulatory
  • Very advanced experience in managing PMI projects in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Good negotiation skills and the ability to convince and move a partner
  • Strong team player, having fun to work in cross-functional teams, regionally and internationally
  • Strong in interacting with and managing senior and executive stakeholders
  • Proven strategic and analytical thinking ability 
  • Very good interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Ability to create and develop a trustworthy relationship and ability to perceive intertones as early as possible
  • Fluent English negotiation skills as must have, German and Spanish langauge skills preferred


"Working within Global Business Development brings you close to strategic projects like M&A deals and Post-Merger Integration projects. Within Integration & Alliance you can really make a difference, transitioning our acquired assets and managing strategic Alliances."

Helge Engel, the Hiring Manager


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 27 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2023, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.8 bn.

Your HR contact:
Hannah Klötzer

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