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Application Manager

Country:  Portugal
City:  Lisbon
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  44098

Job Grade:  

Hiring Manager: Leal Luis 

Internal Posting Date:  13/05/2024 


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:

  • Application Maintenance and Development: You collaborate with IT teams and stakeholders (3rd party suppliers) to ensure that applications are designed and developed to meet the organization’s requirements. Escalation of incidents to 3rd party suppliers. User Management (create, change and delete). User periodical review. Unlock and reset of e-signature passwords. System Monitoring (error messages). Small configuration changes requested by the Business Process Experts. Overview of application interfaces;
  • Service Management: Run periodical service management meetings with Master Control Technical Account manager in order to promote the continuous improvement of the system and support processes;
  • Knowledge Management: You will be responsible to document the incident resolution so that that content can be reused in subsequent events. You will train the trainer (Key-users/Business Process Experts);
  • Reporting and Communication: As a vital player in the organization’s IT department, you report on technical progress to the service owner, end-users, and other stakeholders;
  • The Application Manager’s role is pivotal in ensuring efficient and effective operations within an organization. They contribute to the success of the organization by ensuring software applications run optimally and securely;
  • KPIs: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can be used to measure the success. Incident and Service Request Resolution times. Customer Satisfaction
  • Operational Excellence: Ensuring that the IT service is delivered with high levels of operational excellence, including aspects such as service transition,
    operating model, and service reporting;
  • Business Experience: Delivering incidents, service requests and, changes on time, scope, cost and, quality achieving stakeholder satisfaction.


What you'll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, business administration, or a related field;
  • Understanding of software development life cycles is essential;
  • Master Control software knowledge as end-users or admin is seen as a plus;
  • Experience in IT Service Management (ITSM) processes, incident, service request, change management, lifecycle management and corresponding  supporting systems such as iVanti, Service Now or similar. Previous experience as helpdesk agent is seen as a plus;
  • Strong communication skills to effectively convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders, and to collaborate with endusers and Service Owners;
  • Problem-solving: The ability to analyze complex problems, identify root causes, and develop and implement effective solutions; 
  • Business acumen: A good understanding of the business and its goals, and the ability to align IT services with business needs;
  • Customer focus: A focus on delivering high-quality IT services that meet the needs of internal and external customers; 
  • Adaptability: The ability to adapt to changing business and technology environments, and to continuously improve IT services; 
  • Languages: Fluent in English (Spanish and German nice to have).


Leal Luis, 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:
Sara Marques

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