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Operational Excellence Specialist

Country:  Italy
City:  Origgio (Varese)
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  44116

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 continuous improvement activities in a specific section of the Site;
•    Monitoring Grunenthal´s Business system (GOBS) progress and participate in site improvement assessments as well as developing and ensuring follow-through on improvement plans;
•    Driving change management in the assigned area by training and follow up of Lean/Six Sigma and TPM concepts;
•    Support upper management in KPIs monitoring and decision taking;
•    Sharing of good manufacturing and best demonstrated practices.
What you'll bring to the table:
To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:
•    Relevant Bachelor's or Master's degree (e.g. mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, chemistry, ..)
•    At least 2 years of experience (e.g. Pharma, Cosmetics, Food, etc.);
•    First experiences driving OPEXc transformations, Lean & Six Sigma Projects and TPM deployment;
•    1-2 years of continuous improvement leadership, implementing Lean and Six Sigma or other OPEXc transformations;
•    Strong data analysis skills;
•    Advanced skills with Excel and PowerPoint and in the use of mini-tab tools;
•    Excellent presentation and influencing skills;
•    Being fluent in English and Italian would finalize your profile.
We believe in the power of inclusion and that our best place to work happens when people bring their authentic selves to work and are welcomed for exactly who they are. We embrace diversity in all its forms and definition and strive to remove barriers to create an inclusive culture and equitable workplace where everyone can live authentically, every day and in every situation.

Headquarters: Origgio (VA).



Grünenthal offers equal employment opportunities. Selections will be made without any distinction regarding religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, origin, disability or other relevant categories.

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: 
Luigi Uccella 

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