Innovation, tailor-made solutions and product development

Our client, JESA SA, is dedicated to the design and the manufacturing of innovative, high-precision, Swiss-quality, tailor-made ball bearing solutions for demanding applications in particular for the industry, intralogsitics, automotive, building, infrastructure and medical sectors.  JESA has a unique expertise in the design, technology and production of integrated ball bearing solutions, incorporating a wide variety of materials and production equipment. JESA is a dynamic, agile midsize company based in Fribourg (Switzerland). To further strengthen its innovation- and market-driven approach, it is looking for a skilled and passionate

Product Development Manager - Bearing Solutions

In this position, you report directly to the CEO and you join the company management committee. With your team of engineers you transform the client specifications into prototypes and products. Furthermore, you propose, develop and implement innovative technology platforms and product roadmaps to maintain and improve the position of the company in several industries.
Your main tasks and responsibilities
  • Lead the engineering team, develop skills and team spirit
  • Manage customer projects and technological projects
  • Design and industrialise products offering the best advantage to meet customer requirements while respecting standardisation objectives
  • Be a source of proposals for sales and internal services to develop efficient solutions to be increasingly attractive to customers
  • Guarantee compliance with the specifications, quality requirements, costs and deadlines
  • Develop the optimisation and standardisation of products, processes and methods to reduce costs and improve quality
  • Practice competitive market and technology intelligence
  • Advise management on technologies or design which could lead to IP protection
  • Promote innovation in terms of design, materials or manufacturing process
Your profile
  • Engineering degree in mechanics, production or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in R&D or engineering
  • Strong interest for market-driven innovation and product development
  • In-depth knowledge in the field of bearings, mechanical technologies and plastic injection
  • Autonomy, creativity, sense of initiative, result-oriented
  • Proficiency in mechanical design on AutoCAD or Inventor is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • oral and written English is a must, French useful, any additional language is an asset 
If you recognise yourself in this description and are interested in taking this exciting challenge within a dynamic and innovative company based in Switzerland, do not hesitate to call me (+41 21 613 7000) for additional information or to apply by email (
  • Job title
    Product Development Manager - Bearing Solutions
  • Sector
    Mechanical engineering / Mechanics / Automation
  • Occupational group
    Project Management / Engineering
  • Region
    Vaud / Fribourg
  • Reference number
  • Your consultant
    Jacques Laurent
    Jacques Laurent -
    18, avenue d'Ouchy
    CH-1006 Lausanne
    +41 21 613 70 00
Jacques Laurent
Jacques Laurent