In collaboration with our client, a global player in the Chemicals industry, we are searching for a Head of Global Manufacturing to be based out of their Zug office. This is a complex technical role requiring strong leadership and expertise in Manufacturing, Production and Operations on a global scale. The overall aim is to support the execution of strategic programs and improvements to the Manufacturing organisation through a highly collaborative and flexible approach to the business demands and needs.
Head of Global Manufacturing, Zug, Switzerland
As Head of Global Manufacturing you will have a proven track record in designing processes and driving change within large scale Manufacturing covering multiple sites globally. You will have previously led complex multi-cultural teams, display a high business acumen and strong commercial aspects. You will be required to build and maintain a Manufacturing and Production process that can flex to seasonal and regional demands, displaying ability to understand and use market dynamics and insights as well as leading New Product launches and how to integrate these into the current Manufacturing and Logistics framework.
The Head of Global Manufacturing will play a key role in the future success of the business and will support the commercial organisation. You will bring a continuous improvement mindset, be adept with systems and IT infrastructure improvements and implementations and be capable of providing an excellence in decision making processes whilst maintaining an understanding of detail and product time to market.
As Head of Global Manufacturing we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skill sets:
A Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Engineering - An MBA is desirable
10+ years' experience in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing or Distribution Management
Lean Six Sigma & working to Lean Methodologies qualification and experience would be desirable
Develop strategies, policies, procedures, and overall team to enhance value of the entire function as part of creating a world class Manufacturing team
Fluent in English, other language skills would be an advantage
Develop and continuously improve systems and operating procedures
Project Management experience and a proven track record in delivering projects to successful conclusion
Strong understanding of ERP systems
Travel will be necessary, up to 30% required
If you are interested in applying for this Head of Global Manufacturing role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Neil Cope in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
Our Client operates in the logistics sector. They are in a phase of rapid, healthy growth in their current business as well as with their acquisitions.
Agile Product Owner, Zurich, Switzerland
Aside from growth, there has been an emphasis on the need for further attention on their digitalisation efforts, as part of a goal to move completely towards Agile delivery of all projects. This opportunity would see you working closely within the innovation team and reporting directly to the Head of BI.
Your Responsibilities As Agile Product Owner will include but not be limited to:
Being an Agile Champion
Collaborating with the business users and development team to understand requirements and translate them into technical specifications/methodology artefacts i.e: epics and user stories.
Ensuring that all development work maximizes value and is aligned to the overall business and product strategy.
Working towards continuous improvements, innovation and making suggestions to improve current systems, processes and procedures.
Working with key stakeholders in the business to ensure successful product roll out and release.
Requirements Necessary for the role of Agile Product Owner:
Previous experience as a Product Owner or similar role within the logistics or commodities sector (Experience in both will be considered a plus)
Experience working in Agile teams is essential (At least 5 years)
Proven track record of delivery and experience in business change and transformation.
Previous experience with Business Intelligence tools from a user point of view, ideally Power BI, Analysis Services and Report Services.
Experience in working with remote development teams and business stakeholders.
Some project management experience, namely on cost, plan and scope management.
Excellent English language skills (verbal & writing), German or Portuguese is highly appreciated.
If you are interested in applying for this Agile Product Owner role please register your interest using the link above, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com
In collaboration with our client, a prominent life sciences business based in Zug, we are currently seeking a Head of Quality to join their team. This is an exciting new opportunity where you will have the opportunity to drive the Quality strategy, processes and systems within the business with the overall aim of achieving high quality standards and compliance in the Quality and Regulatory areas.
Head of Quality, Zug, Switzerland
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer as the Head of Quality you will ideally have previous experience of forming sustainable Quality processes and cultures within either a Pharmaceutical or a Life Science environment. The leadership of Supplier audits, evaluation, processes and system alignment are part of the overall accountability for the Quality department as well as Quality Assurance and the oversight of this within both Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMO) and Contract Laboratory Organisations (CLO).
The quality and stability of suppliers and the ongoing monitoring and classification of these suppliers is a key facet of the role. Being able to constructively assess, influence and build partnerships with new and existing suppliers should be a natural skill and the Head of Quality will need to hold a key understanding of Drug Products and Substances associated with the business.
You will be responsible for ensuring regular audits of the suppliers and CMO’s are completed whilst also being competent at problem solving and reacting to changes and challenges as they occur in the Supply Chain. Through your deep knowledge of both internal and external Quality processes you will also be required to lead the continuous improvement of processes with the intention to increase benefits to the end customer.
As their HQ near Zug continues to experience growth my client is offering an excellent opportunity for a proven Head of Quality to join their team and lead this exciting phase of process creation.
We are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skill sets:
Educated to Degree or equivalent level
Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry with deep knowledge of the associated regulations such as FDA, EMA, and global regulations including ICH, ASTM, ISPE
Fluent in English
Circa 15+ years’ experience in a manufacturing, production, six sigma or lean manufacturing environment leading projects and Quality development activities
A Project Management certification and experience of leading various projects would be desirable
Proficient in use of ERP systems and associated tools
Strong stakeholder management skills, ability to influence and engage with senior leaders and engage in improvement discussions on the Quality function
Willingness to travel on average 25% of the time as part of the role
If you are interested in applying for this Head of Quality role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Sienna in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Due to an internal promotion my client are looking to hire a Financial Reporting Director to join their Corporate team in Zurich. The business has been going through a significant period of change, so this role will continue to support this transition. The business has become the market leader in their field and have recently reported very strong financial results.
Financial Reporting Director, Zurich, Switzerland
My client are looking for someone holding the US CPA qualification, with in depth knowledge of US GAAP, SEC reporting and SOX. You will be working closely with senior management, corporate finance and business finance groups.
As Financial Reporting Director your responsibilities will include:
Leading the quarterly SEC reporting process.
Continuous improvement of the statutory reporting process.
Liaise with internal and external auditors.
Support the planning and management of the quarterly statutory reporting.
Preparation of quarterly accounting matters paper for the audit committee.
Resolving technical accounting issues and providing advice to business groups.
Development of accounting policies and guidance.
Support US GAAP accounting training.
Review of monthly management reporting.
Support the maintenance of HFM system
Integration of Accounting for Acquisitions, Disposals and other Restructuring Projects
US CPA or CMA professional qualification.
Minimum 8 years’ either within big 4 or corporate accounting.
In depth technical accounting knowledge in US GAAP.
Good knowledge of SOX controls.
Experience working with large multinational businesses.
People management skills.
Fluency in English
If you are interested in applying for this Financial Reporting Director role please register your interest using the link below, send your CV to email@example.com or call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
My client, an industry market leader in a specialist manufacturing capacity, seeks a Category Manager – Industrial parts for their Switzerland based office. As Category Manager – Industrial parts you will liaise across a number of global manufacturing sites leading their strategic purchasing power to deliver against business objectives. My client has a dynamic and diverse business model which incorporates a wide range of products which supply a wealth of countries.
As their business looks towards enhancing their Procurement strategy to support continued growth, my client is offering an excellent opportunity for a proven Category Manager – Industrial parts to lead their operational and strategic vision. You will review, challenge and revise their procurement processes to align all areas of the business to achieve global synergy and exceed agreed targets.
As the Category Manager – Industrial parts we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skill sets:
Educated to Degree or equivalent level in a technical discipline ideally
Circa 10 years’ purchasing, procurement experience in a manufacturing, production, six sigma or lean focused business
Experience of leading multiple suppliers and customers to enhance procurement processes
Leadership and people management experience is essential
Previously identified, led and successful concluded projects in a manufacturing business
High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate, exemplary presentation skills
Be proactive in promoting Health and Safety in the working environment
If you are interested in applying for this Category Manager – Industrial Parts role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Our client, a multinational manufacturer with significant business units covering Medical Device production processes, are seeking a German speakingSenior Buyer to enhance their overall Supply Chain and Procurement team. Located near Solothurn the successful Senior Buyer will operate with key stakeholders from international sales, logistics and external production divisions to ensure production capabilities are met, Inventory is well stocked and OTIF is achieved. Utilising your analytical skills you will be able to regularly measure and monitor inventory and stock levels, place purchase orders with suppliers and offer operational and strategic purchasing insights.
Senior Buyer, Solothurn, Switzerland
As a highly regarded manufacturer our client are searching to optimise their purchasing planning department in line with upcoming regulatory changes related to MDR. As the Senior Buyer you will relish the opportunity to work independently, to lead projects across multiple countries and add variety to the current production planning function whilst ensuring customer expectations are met.
The ideal candidate will have previous purchasing experience of finished goods, packaging or instruments within the Med Tech industry. You will drive internal material flow, inspect stock levels and work strategically to ensure that purchasing is efficient and optimised to contribute to wider cost saving programs within the business.
We are looking for a high calibre Senior Buyer with the following skill sets:
Educated to Degree or equivalent level ideally in an Economic or Supply Chain focused discipline
Circa 3+ years working experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain
Ability to support inventory planning whilst providing competent Supplier Relationship Management and supplier monitoring
Understanding of Purchasing Planning with a data driven mindset covering a complex and varied product base
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), plus a strong knowledge of ERP systems
Knowledge of FDA / GMP / ISO13485 / MDR would be advantageous
Fluency in English and German is essential
Ability to travel on occasion (10% max)
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Buyer role, role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Sienna Grey in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
Following enhanced developments throughout their business units my client, a large multinational organisation seeks a Demand Planner for their Zug based office. The Demand Planner will be responsible for the planning solutions of goods and material related to promotional events and the logistics operations within the region. The ideal candidate will have previous Supply Chain experience within the FMCG sector with a proven track record in Demand and ideally Supply Planning.
Demand Planner, Zug, Switzerland
With a strong market share and a substantial international presence, the business is seeking to further enhance their planning function. You will be proficient in using SAP and associated modules as you will be managing planning activity and models through this and various ERP tools. Through contribution to the S&OP function the role will play an integral part in the wider Supply Chain and Operations function.
The successful candidate will be a strong communicator with a proven record in delivering analysis to senior stakeholders in a concise and clear manner. By taking a proactive approach you will be able to identify improvement opportunities and issues within the S&OP department and relay these to a wider audience to mitigate the impact of inventory fluctuations within the Supply Chain.
As Demand Planner we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following:
Strong analytical skills with previous experience in Supply Chain and ideally Demand or Supply Planning
2 years working experience in an international environment would be advantageous with the understanding of supply chain management and good logistics knowledge
Proficient in Microsoft Office (strong skills in Microsoft Excel required)
Knowledge of SAP and any associated modules is essential
Strong communication skills when dealing with diverse, international stakeholders
Fluent in English, and German
If you are interested in applying for this Demand Planner role, role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Sienna Grey in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
Our client, a leading and international organization is looking to recruit a Transfer Pricing Manager. The ideal candidate will collaborate with the tax team, finance team, accounting, and legal teams in developing, implementing and maintaining their transfer pricing policy.
Transfer Pricing Manager, Zug, Switzerland
To be successfully selected the ideal candidate will hold between 5-8 years’ relevant experience within Tax and Transfer Pricing, with at least 2 years dedicated to transfer pricing.
The responsibilities of the Transfer Pricing Manager will include but will not be limited to:
To manage the Transfer Pricing Life Cycle of the business
To design and implement technology process improvements to drive efficiency in reporting
Accurate and timely reporting, compliant with annual transfer pricing documentation
Supporting the global supply chain transformation ensuring efficient TP compliance
To provide advice to stakeholders on TP matters to meet with company objectives
TP projects for business transformation purposes and special projects for attaining corporate tax objectives
A focus on implementation of transfer pricing policy and regulation changes, contract review and monitoring
Managing TP related audit matters and supporting audit inquiries globally as well as SOX compliance matters
Transfer pricing models and functional surveys.
Requirements of the Transfer Pricing Manager:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Controlling/Economics or equivalent.
At least 5 years of relevant experience (2 in transfer pricing specifically) either within industry or Big 4
Ability to handle multiple projects and process improvements
Experience managing relationships with tax authorities
Fluency in English
Advanced user of Excel, Word and Powerpoint and tax technology tools
Ability to work under pressure, with detail and accuracy
Able to work independently as well as part of a team
In return our client offers an opportunity to take control of a critical element of the company tax function and to drive change.
There is optimal career progression with a clear path and an opportunity to be involved in interesting projects across tax areas.
If you are interested in applying for this Transfer Pricing Manager position please register your interest using the link above, alternatively please send your CV to Natalie.email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Natalie Harrison in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Our Client is a major player in the financial markets sector and is looking to further strengthen their foothold. They have introduced an exciting project to better grasp useful analytical data, in order for them to serve and understand the market better than the competition.
This role is a great opportunity for an experienced Python Developer that is not only looking to test and improve their development skills, but to also exercise strong business acumen within the financial markets sector.
Their young, dynamic and entrepreneurial team are eager to see what skills you can bring, as their main focus is pushing each other to exceed expectations with their diverse and experienced skillset.
Responsibilities as Python Developer (Financial Markets):
Assuming main responsibility, and the subject matter expert around the development of a financial market analytics portal.
Working directly with other developers as well as financial market experts and senior business stakeholders in order to co-ordinate their needs from a software development perspective.
Requirements Necessary for the role of Python Developer:
Having experience within financial markets and a clear understanding of financial market data is essential to this role.
Have a minimum 3 years of Python experience on analytics and/or big data environments, working on data processing and systems integration tasks.
You are comfortable working with SQL databases. Oracle expertise is an advantage (Expertise with NoSQL databases also an additional advantage).
Have a minimum of 2 years of browser/web tech development: React(preferred) or Vue, Flask(preferred) or Django.
Have worked with the Kafka platform or similar data store's (Spark and Cassandra/InfluxDB/other high volume/dynamic data store are also advantageous to have).
Are educated to degree level (or equivalent) in maths/statistics/science or engineering.
Strong communication skills and a high standard of English is essential, German would be considered a plus.
If you would like more information regarding this Python Developer (Financial Markets) role or if you would like to make a direct application feel free to send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and diverse, international manufacturing business with excellent scope for progression and development.
Senior Group Accounting and Reporting Manager, Zurich, Switzerland
My client are looking to hire a Senior Group Accounting and Reporting Manager, due to internal growth in the team, with very strong technical accounting skills in US GAAP. This would be ideally suited to a Senior Manager or Director, with US CPA, within the Big 4 who is looking for a new challenge in industry.
As Senior Group Accounting and Reporting Manager your role will include:
Providing research and support on technical accounting matters.
Responsibility for the development of internal standards and policies.
Key role in evaluating US GAAP accounting and reporting topics.
Leading a range of projects related to US GAAP implementation.
Responsibility for SOX compliance and internal controls.
Facilitate training on accounting and reporting topics.
Lead contact for external audit.
Expert in US GAAP and SEC standards. Experience with PCAOB would also be advantageous.
Minimum 10 years’ experience and background in the Big 4.
Minimum degree level qualification in Accounting or related subject.
Excellent communication and leadership skills with prior experience delivering training.
Project management skills.
Fluency in English is essential.
Career orientated and a focus on continuous personal development.
An ability to manage and work with colleagues internationally
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Group Accounting and Reporting Manager role please register your interest using the link below, send your CV to email@example.com or call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.