Head Technical Operations Strategy - Zurich

Location: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Division: Technical Operations

Company: Vifor Pharma

Seniority Level: Director

Georgia Izzat

International Talent Acquisition Manager

+41 58 851 83 78

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About You

Our Technical Operations (Tech Ops) team is growing and in this newly created position we are searching for a Head of Technical Operations Strategy, responsible for setting up a Project Management Office and driving Operational Excellence, innovation and digitalisation across the Tech Ops organisation. You will lead a small team and report to the Head of Technical Operations. Your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Responsible for the execution of the Tech Ops Strategy in collaboration with the Head Tech Ops 
  • Manage Tech Ops Strategic Initiatives and respective reporting to Head Tech Ops and Chief Financial Officer / Executive Committee
  • Define, lead and execute the Tech Ops Footprint and New Product Introduction Strategy
  • Responsible and accountable for the Tech Ops Operational Excellence/Lean Six Sigma Strategy and initiatives
  • Define, lead and implement the Tech Ops strategy and respective innovation initiatives
  • Responsible and accountable for the Tech Ops KPI Dashboard and Reporting
  • Responsible and accountable for the Tech Ops Portfolio Management
  • Define and lead the overall Tech Ops Governance
  • Manage and coordinate communication across the Tech Ops network
  • Lead and coordinate the annual Tech Op budgeting process, including acting as key point of contact for Finance
  • Responsible and accountable for the talent management within Tech Ops Strategy
The ideal candidate has a degree  natural Science, Engineering or Manufacturing, as well a Black Belt certification, in addition to the following skills and experience:
  • 8-10 years’ experience in supply chain within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical devices industry
  • Minimum of 5 years‘ experience in Tech Ops Transformation or strategic Tech Ops Portfolio Management
  • Proven track record in Operational Excellence/Lean Six Sigma process implementation and continuous improvement initiatives 
  • Excellent Program & Portfolio Management experience
  • Experience working with senior management/C-level
  • Proven track record Business Analytics
You are an influential leader with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders across a matrix environment. You bring demonstrated experience of turning around difficult business situations. You understand issues from multiple perspectives and successfully resolve issues. You act as a role model for the Vifor Pharma values. 

About Us

Vifor Pharma Group is a global pharmaceuticals company. It holds a leading position in all its core business activities and consists of the following companies: Vifor Pharma and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint company with Fresenius Medical Care). Vifor Pharma Group is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

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