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Technical Operations Director

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Bern
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: AB-HoO-CH
  • Sector: DSJ Global, Operational Excellence and Strategy, Transformation & Change Management
  • Date posted: 04/12/2017
Describe the job: Head of Technical Operations

A Global Pharmaceutical company is seeking an experienced Technical Operations Director based in Bern, Switzerland.  The company is about to go through a global Operations transformation, and is looking for a number of strong professionals to come in and drive the transformation  They are looking for a senior Manufacturing or Engineering professional to come into their senior regional management team and to help coordinate the transformation.

  • Working closely with other Engineering and manufacturing departments to make sure that the transformation is aligned with the corporate strategy for the next 3 years.
  • A part of the team in charge of the strategic change of the operations department throughout Europe.
  • Coming up the new model for Operations manager internally.
  • The role is reporting directly into the VP of (Global) Technical Operations.
  • In charge of multi-million euro department budgeting
Skills and Experience Required
  • Engineering, production or Pharmacology background
  • Extensive industry experience - International experience would be very beneficial
  • Experience in lean manufacturing management, Capex project and cost-saving measures, as well as working within a matrix organization.
  • Proven transformation management experience in relevant industry.  Most relevant: pharma and Biotech.  Other: Chemical, Medical Device, and Food&Beverage.
  • Fluent English and German required
What this Job Offers You

We 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.  There is potential to move up to a VP level within 3-5 years.  My client is looking to re-define its European outlook.  This role suits an ambitious, self-driven 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:
  • global travel opportunities;
  • Home and flexible office 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 opportunity, please call +4420 3758 8963 for a confidential discussion or alternatively, email alex.bill@dsjglobal for a confidential discussion.



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