Reference Number: JO-2403-531769
Director Program Management
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Switzerland

Our client, a leading CDMO is looking for a Director Program Management (Site Infrastructure & Lean Excellence) to join their organisation. You’ll be responsible for defining and implementing dedicated programs on site, hands-on from start to finish. In this role the incumbent will manage senior stakeholders up to EC level, ensure successful implementation of program goals and realization of expected benefits.

The ideal candidate will need to have strong knowledge in regards to SAP ERP & EWM and related business processes such as source-to-pay, order-to-cash, warehouse management or plant maintenance processes, they will collaborate closely with various cross-functional stakeholders and streams incl. IT.

Key responsibilities:

  • Define priorities and improvements together with EC representatives and the Site Leadership Team Visp.
  • Assure alignment on overall project/ program objectives across stakeholders in various functions and across various levels.     
  • Deliver projects and programs to drive Shared Infrastructure (SI) improvements, in line with business needs.
  • Assure alignment and drive synergies with local programs & initiatives.
  • Lead collection and challenging of business requirements to implement SAP EWM. Act as a business project leader for this implementation.
  • Challenge status quo of existing processes and drive year-on-year improvements.
  • Develop together with various stakeholders a performance management approach incl. KPI dashboard to allow to measure the improvements, to use it for benchmarks and run the daily operation.
  • Drive data analytics and data driven decision making.
  • Connect with external peers in industry to derive benchmarks and best practices.

Key requirements:

  • Master Degree in  Engineering, Supply Chain, Data Sciences, IT or Business Administration
  • Fluent in both German and English (mandatory)
  • A minimum of 10-year experience in the field of Project/ Program Management
  • Track record in execution of complex transformation projects in similar fast-paced environments
  • Strong first-hand operations expertise
  • Can-Do attitude and hands-on approach to make change happen on the ground in close connection with the organization
  • Strong analytical skills, business acumen and political savviness
  • Strong skills in Power BI and reporting
  • In-depth knowledge in SAP ERP in various modules and in SAP EWM
  • Ability to navigate complex stakeholder environments
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills across multiple levels of a multinational organization
  • Education in Lean (Black or Green Belt) would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 days on-site work is expected. During introduction period, 100% on-site is required.
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