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QA Operations & Quality Excellence Specialist

Country:  Italy
City:  Origgio (Varese)
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  43991


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

•    Manages activities incl. investigations, risk evaluations, CAPA definition and implementation related to non-conformances like deviations, complaints, market recalls in collaboration with other departments.
•    Drives the implementation and consequent application of Operational Excellence tools and principles in IMQ and beyond. 
•    Advances process improvement in Quality.
•    Ensures compliance with legal requirements and standard operating procedures on health and safety at work and environmental protection within its area of responsibility

•    Supports improvement projects and change programs, ensures realization of project objectives.


What you'll bring to the table
To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have the following competencies/skills/education:

•    Degree in natural sciences 
•    Track record of a successfully deployed cultural change by empowering people, training, coaching and applying principles of high performing teams 
•    Thorough understanding of Quality Management  in Pharma environment and knowledge of applicable regulations and guidelines
•    Experience in successfully realizing process improvements and driving Quality Excellence in cross-functional teams.
•    Business-fluent English
•    Inspires and motivates others
•    Strategic and analytical thinking
•    Leading change
•    Acting as entrepreneur
•    Global perspective & Intercultural sensitivity
•    Strong interpersonal understanding & communication skills
•    Excellent stakeholder management & networking
•    OPEXc mind-set and education with deep knowledge of LEAN & continuous improvement tools 


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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