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Passion to accomplish personal goals

Meet Andrés Miguel Miguélez

Head of GPS External Manufacturing

My career started in Barcelona where I studied pharmacy; this was followed by a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology at the RWTH Aachen University. After a short period working in pharmaceutical production, I started at a consultancy where I was responsible for technology transfer projects – helping to bringing R&D assets to the market. I was immediately exposed to entrepreneurial mindsets and goals while gathering valuable experience in project management. I then joined Grünenthal in 2012. My first stop here was the Transfer and Strategy team in the area of global product supply where I managed technical projects and was strongly involved in a large number of due diligence projects. After three years, I was assigned to a position closer to our Latin American business; my task was managing our portfolio from the technical side. Recently, I joined the newly created external supply organization. Its objective is the management of activities oriented towards establishing a sustainable relationship to partners and service providers of our externally manufactured product portfolio.

“With the technical know-how and expertise I have gained, I am able to contribute to projects and bring the technical and commercial areas closer together.”

Andrés Miguel Miguélez, Ph.D.

Head of GPS External Manufacturing

I have worked at international level and led multi-disciplinary teams, which I have always enjoyed tremendously. I was able to keep my career close to the pharmaceutical and health sector, which is my personal preference as I see a real possible impact. With the technical know-how and expertise I have gained, I am able to contribute to projects and bring the technical and commercial areas closer together.

Did you know that externally manufactured products represent 45% of Grünenthal’s revenues? I invest all my efforts in establishing sustainable relationships with partners, contract development and manufacturing organizations with the overarching goal of making our externally manufactured products stronger and more sustainable in the market. I actively contribute to shaping the strategy of our network of external manufacturing, which in the industry is a business model that keeps growing.

I am enormously passionate when it comes to accomplishing personal goals. I think it is important to enjoy even the smallest achievement both in my private and my professional life, and to be proud of it. On the other hand, I always strive to find the positive aspects of things even when times are hard, and to learn from mistakes.