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External Supply Operations Manager

Country:  Portugal
City:  Lisbon
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  43412

Job Grade:  

Hiring Manager: Vandebrouck Roeland 

Internal Posting Date:  - 


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:

•    Support Virtual Site Teams: meeting planning & facilitation, supplier performance review & risk management, project management, monthly reporting, issue resolution;
•    Drive external network strategy and supplier capacity planning;
•    Support product transfer and integration readiness of Virtual Sites (supplier onboarding, alternative sourcing evaluations etc.);
•    Develop and maintain process framework (Global Operations Business System) for core ESO processes;
•    Develop and maintain market and supplier capability insights;
•    Support business cases, Make vs. Buy decisions, CoGs evaluations, Post-Business case reviews.


What you'll bring to the table:

•   Minimum bachelor-level education in Supply Chain, Economics, Engineering or Sciences;
•   Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience within the field of Supply Chain, Operations or Procurement;
•   Industry background Pharma, OTC FMC or related industries;
•   Experience in Project Management and cross-functional collaboration and project coordination;
•   Understanding of company financials and business case assessments; 
•   Fluent English;
•   Profound understanding of Office package, including experience with Excel / Powerpoint;

•   Excellent communicator ensuring stakeholder management at all levels;
•   Process orchestration and synchronizations beyond the borders of functions and countries;
•   Analytical & problem solving skills;​​​​​​​

•   To be located in Lisbon, Origgio or Aachen.



Vandebrouck Roeland, 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:
Sara Marques

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