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Head of Technical Operations

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Zürich
  • Salary: Swiss Franc150000 - Swiss Franc200000 per annum + Short and Long term incentives
  • Job reference: 307763/001_1533038492
  • Sector: Manufacturing, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 31/07/2018

Describe the job: Head of Technical Operations

A Global BioPharmaceutical company is seeking an experienced Head of Operations to be based on Switzerland. The company is about to go through a significant expansion and is building a number of new facility across Europe. This position will be given the autonomy to build the leadership team around them.


  • Have overall responsibility for performance of the manufacturing facility and achieving the requested manufacturing goals.
  • Managing the production unit and giving leadership to multi-disciplinary teams (Manufacturing, MSAT) of senior production leaders, managers, supervisors and operators
  • Working as operations lead in the Capital investment project for building and commissioning of the manufacturing unit.
  • Build up and sustain a successful, high performing team.
  • In charge of multi-million dollar budget.

Skills and Experience Required

  • MSc in: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in a leading position in Biopharma
  • Recognized expert in the area of GMP and biopharma production of large molecules
  • Experience in lean manufacturing management, Capex project and cost saving measures.

What this Job Offers You

They are looking for someone who can work in a close team, who can manage difficult stakeholders, and would be able to work in a very challenging and complex environment. This role suits an ambitious, self-driven, autonomous professional who has a passion for operations management and wants to implement positive change throughout an entire business unit.

The key benefits of the role include:

  • Travel opportunities;
  • senior management development training programs;
  • company retirement plan;
  • Long term incentives; as well as other competitive compensations.

How to apply

If you are interested in this Head of Technical Operations opportunity, please call Alex Bill on +4420 3758 8963 for a confidential discussion.

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