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Operations Controller

Sector Location Job type Salary
130000-145000 CHF plus benefits
Date added
3 November, 2020

Job Description

Our client is a mid-size company in the biotechnology sector. Due to their ambitious expansion plans they are looking to appoint an Operations Controller, to be based in their offices outside of Basel.


Operations Controller, Basel, Switzerland


The job holder will report directly to the group CFO and will work closely with the Head of Operations.


The responsibilities of the Operations Controller will include but will not be limited to:

  • Perform analysis of financial and operational performance
  • Present findings and recommendations for the business
  • Identify opportunities for financial performance improvement and recommending the necessary actions to the functional leaders responsible for operations
  • Support the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Driving process harmonization across the organisation
  • Preparation of financial models
  • Analysing performance of a manufacturing site and identify cost saving opportunities
  • Act as a finance business partner to R&D and Production Leaders
  • Support the business in preparation of operational reviews
  • Prepare management reports
  • Setting up and tracking the KPIs in the manufacturing and R&D area
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external requirements
  • Responsible for valuation of financial data belonging to the functional areas Operations and R&D, e. g. Inventory, Capitalized development costs
  • Provide financial analysis of R&D projects and setting up the project tracking framework
  • Analyse and validate CAPEX investments
  • Support the monthly close process
  • Manage the budget and forecast cycles
  • Participate in strategic planning processes
  • Overseeing regulatory reporting activities
  • Visit the manufacturing facilities



  • Master's degree or equivalent education in Finance, Accounting or a similar discipline
  • Proven experience in plant controlling
  • Previous experience in controlling R&D projects
  • Strong knowledge of finance, budgeting and cost control principles
  • IFRS knowledge
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Change management experience
  • Hands on attitude
  • Ability and willingness to work in an unstructured environment
  • Self-starter with high level of ownership and strong sense of responsibility
  • Great sense of comprehension on business process
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet reporting deadlines
  • Outstanding attention to detail and accuracy
  • Fluency in English and German
  • Readiness to travel within Europe


If you are interested in applying for this Operations Controller role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Izabela Darmstetter in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.