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Project Leader

  • Salary: CHF75 - CHF80 per hour
  • Job type: Contract, Full-time
  • Location: Zuchwil
  • Sector: Project Management & PMO
  • Date posted: 11/01/2019
  • Job reference: BBBH91605
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Project Leader

Experis IT is Europe's leading IT recruitment agency. With offices in Zurich, Basel, Geneva and Lausanne, we specialise in the Information Technology sector.

On behalf of our client, one of the leading Medical Device companies in Switzerland, I am looking for a Project Leader. This is a contract position in its Zuchwil offices. My client is looking for a new team member to lead Strategy & Deployment projects for the Engineering Science & Technology organisation in areas you will be responsible for. If you are interested in this position, then please check the criteria below:

Job Summary

In this role you will support the regional engineering clusters for Strategy & Organization capabilities and Business continuity and resiliency. You will align activities with WW EST (World Wide Engineering Science and Technology - based in Cork IRE). My client is look for a Project Leader to take over - as a backfill - some current business activities for the Strategy and Deployment team in Engineering, Science and Technology org (EST).

The focus of the activity is to roll out regional initiatives in the areas of new technologies, asset and portfolio management. Collecting from and transferring to the plants strategic requirements.

Engineering/technical background is important, but they are not looking for people with experience in quality or production at a plant level, but somebody with sound business experience in managing stakeholders (strong interaction with WW and EMEA EST function and local counterparts) in large organizations. Collecting from and transferring to the plants strategic requirements in the areas of new technologies, asset & portfolio management.

Your tasks & responsibilities

  • Work with global/regional program leaders to manage all project activities in their field of responsibility
  • Design project plans and execute projects based on those plans
  • Determine resource requirements and priorities for a given project and communicate these requirements to management in a regular and timely fashion
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members in a timely and clear fashion
  • Monitor progress of all major tasks/ milestones through to completion with all project team members and other assigned owners to maintain accurate visibility of project status
  • Forecasts, plan, track and report on project budget status - Report/ escalate any slippage that impacts the planned deployment dates
  • Identify the critical path and work with team pull in / maintain completion dates
  • Stand in for Program leaders when required
  • Develop / maintain full-scale project plans and associated communication documents
  • Adhere to the corporate project management methodology
  • On demand, lead initiatives and coordinate cross-functional team at regional level to drive business and organizational results
  • Work with internal partners in the global organization, including business units, researchers, sales consultants, marketing and product development personnel
  • Manage project risks, including mitigation plans - Keep senior management informed on program status
  • Link and align activities with WW EST

What you must have

  • Higher education in Engineering - (Business/Process Engineering preferred)
  • Project Management training/certification - e.g. FPX, Diploma, Masters, PMP, Prince, etc.
  • Lean/Six Sigma certificate and experience (process optimization/change management) with Good understanding of LEAN and Six Sigma Concepts
  • Audit certification and experience
  • Familiarity with financial KPIs, business/investment metrics
  • 6+ years of related business experience in a technical environment with 2+ years' experience in project management role
  • Background in Medical Device, high tech or regulated industry preferred
  • Experience in a global matrixed management role
  • Skilled in MS Project and MS Office applications
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the medical device quality system regulation required (ISO & QSR)
  • Fluent English


  • Start Date: 20.01.19
  • End Date: 20.12.19
  • Extension: An extension is possible
  • Work load: 100%
  • Location: Zuchwil

Interested in this opportunity? Kindly send us your CV today through the link in the advert. However, should you have any questions please contact Alexander Russell on +41 61 282 22 16, at or via email

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