Innovation at every stage of development

Innovation – design – high-tech products – multicultural environment: do you find this exciting? Our client, whose name has stood for brilliant machines for years, offers you this and more. With its products, it enables its globally producing customers to achieve the highest level of efficiency and competitiveness. Thanks to its development centre at its head office in the greater Zurich area, it focuses on sustainable, state-of-the-art solutions for the international market. The company is looking for a successor – male or female – to take over the reins as

Division Manager Machine Development

You will be responsible for the technical and administrative management of the development departments throughout the world. Important pending projects are in the areas of organisation, as well as the digitalisation of products and the company’s own processes.
Your duties
  • Managing challenging development projects in consideration of technical, scheduling and financial targets
  • Further development of the strategic development roadmap, derived from the overall objectives of the company
  • Driving global development activities in close collaboration with internal and external partners
  • Continuous optimisation of development processes and monitoring of intellectual property in cooperation with the intellectual property department 
  • Staff management and team & personnel development of the global R&D team at the various locations
  • Responsible for the entire R&D budget
Your profile
  • Technical degree with experience in quality, product management and value engineering
  • At least ten years of professional experience, including three to five years in a similar position 
  • Proven leadership skills in matrix organisations and ability to develop organisations
  • Experience in managing international projects 
  • Business fluent English; communication in German is an advantage
  • Willingness to travel, approx. 20%
We are looking for a resilient, communicative personality who, together with our client, will further drive a culture based on trust that strives towards the continuous improvement of its products, processes and systems.
Please call us for a non-binding preliminary discussion or send us your application by e-mail. We thank you for your interest and look forward to receiving your application.
  • Job title
    Division Manager Machine Development
  • Sector
    Mechanical engineering / Mechanics / Automation
  • Occupational group
    Research / Development / Engineering
  • Region
    Greater Zurich
  • Reference number
  • Your consultant
    Christian Vils
    Christian Vils -
    Rütistrasse 66
    CH-8032 Zürich
    +41 44 266 13 13
Christian Vils
Christian Vils