Program Director (M/F)

Permanent contract

Chemin de Blandonnet 8, 1214 Vernier — Geneva


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Operations — Project management

Business industry

Life sciences

Minimum level of education required

Master Degree

Diploma specialization

Sales / Business Development
Project Management
Facility Management & Services
Chemistry / Biochemistry / Petrochemistry

Minimum level of experience required

10 years and more

Contractual hours

Full time


Switzerland, Genève

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Job description

We are looking for one of our clients a Program Director to integrate Global Engineering.

Global Engineering is at the early steps in the development of a new production micro-facility concept that will be based on modular solutions.


The program manager will lead end-to-end the creation of the micro-factory concept design and the validation of the business scope, which among other things include:

·       Implement and drive the project within the Skunk Works innovation framework based on rapid and incremental product development

·       Lead a cross-functional team of 3-4 people and an external design engineering firm

·       Dynamically gather, analyze and translate business requirements into production & engineering needs while ensuring multiple iterations with key stakeholders occur for incremental improvements

·       Provide expertise in some core technologies such as liquid compounding and blending to guide external engineering firm from basic specifications to engineering concept design

·       Implement modular concepts into building designs and equipment specifications criteria

·       End products: (1) micro-factory engineering concept design and (2) validation of the business model scope



·       Master’s degree in chemical, industrial or process engineering

·       More than 20 years of experience in fragrance & flavors, food, FMCG, or other fine chemicals industry

·       Experience in Program Management in large global capital projects, innovation and/or product development

·       Certified in project management (PMP, Prince2) and/or continuous improvement (Six Sigma) a plus

·       French and English fluent

·       Drive for results and used to deal with ambiguity

·       Advanced product / business development expertise for medium-to-complex industrial concepts

·       Experience in cross-functional and fast-paced program management

·       Knowledgeable in innovation frameworks (e.g. Skunk Works, agile)

·       Risk management: priorities, trade-offs, balance business needs versus constraints

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