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Packaging Expert

Country:  Italy
City:  Origgio (Varese)
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  44003

Hiring Manager: Rampini Sebastiano


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.


Development of packaging processes for new pharma product ensuring compliance with technical requirements (e.g., layout, product characteristics, technical packaging requirements, etc.) and compliance with production process requirements. Manage the optimization of existing processes with a continuous improvement mindset.


Main Responsibilities:


• Develop workflow for new products;
• Act as the technical representative of the department within internal project team and with the customers as well;
• Take part to technology transfer project and execute related activities, including documents review;
• Design and manage technical drawing process in collaboration with engineering and conduct industrial trials to test the efficiency and effectiveness of new packaging materials and relevant processes;
• Oversee the integration of new products on the packaging lines, including feasibility trials, qualification and validation batches;
• Provide training and support to production staff on new line product integration, including troubleshooting to grant line performance;
• Continuous optimization of the packaging process in order to improve cost efficiency, maximize productivity, achieve the company's sustainability objectives and identify new opportunities for further improvement.


Professional Experience & Qualifications:


• MSc or Engineering Degree in Scientific area;
• Strong combination of technical expertise, project management skills, and a deep understanding of industrial processes;
• Experience in similar role preferably in pharma industry or cosmetics;
• Technical knowledge of primary and secondary packaging systems, preferably from the pharmaceutical or cosmetics manufacturing world;
• Knowledge of packaging material categories and characteristics (triplex, vials, cartons, leaflet);
• Knowledge of technical characteristics of artworks like print proof stage, colours management, pdf layers, laetus code, pharmacode and so on;
• Good Manufacturing Practice knowledge;
• Lean Six Sigma certification;
• Good IT skills and Serialization/aggregation system knowledge.


Functional Skills:


• Problem solving proficiency;

• Ability to interact well with different departments at site and global level and with external customers;

• Culture of Excellence;

• Fluent English;

• Interpersonal Understanding & Communication.



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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