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Sourcing Manager (m/f/d), limited to 12 months

Country:  Europe
City:  Europe
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  43745


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:

  • Leading and supporting the tactical procurement part (e.g. executes RfQs, negotiations, contracting) for assigned spend areas with focus on Grünenthal’s RTX project.
  • Managing supplier relationship and activities of assigned supplier network, with main focus on the RTX upstream supply chain, ensuring strong collaboration with supplier, timely execution of activities, end-to-end inventory transparency and future projection for related RTX materials in the upstream supply chain.
  • Providing functional and operational support to assigned spend areas, acts as business partner, leads discussions and decisions with regards to S2C processes and supplier relationship activities.
  • Taking responsibility for assigned spend areas with the professional guidance of Procurement and External Supply Operations (ESO) leads.
  • Ensuring compliance to standard processes across functions, departments and regions, especially Tendering and Contract Management including document management, supports vendor due diligence process and master data management for vendors


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

  • A University Degree in relevant field
  • Ideally 3 – 5 years relevant experience within the pharmaceutical industry in a comparable role in a state-of-the-art Procurement, preferred within Direct Material area, and/or ESO organizations
  • Practical expertise in tactical and operational procurement processes and in managing supplier relationships
  • Passion about continuous improvement, driving new topics & being part of new initiatives
  • Strong communication & networking skills and experience in working in cross-functional projects
  • Fluent business English, German is a plus




"We are a highly motivated, diverse and international team and always acting as one team -

while being spread across Europe & Latina America! We are permanently striving to secure

supply to our patients – aiming to create a world free of pain!"


Sassen Tammo, 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 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: 
Sarah Schäfer

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