A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

The Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) provides a unique opportunity for highly talented and motivated individuals to gain valuable experience and training in the multifaceted disciplines of Operations. Over the course of three years, you will experience 4 nine-month rotational assignments, while receiving exposure to the company’s core businesses, processes, technologies and leaders. The rotations will take place in Production, Supply Chain, Quality and Engineering in our Life Science business and will include a supervisory role.

Structured learning opportunities will include, but are not limited to, Presentation Skills Training, Management Training, Six Sigma Green Belt Training, Insights and Global Cultural Perspectives.

Assignment Selection is based on career interests, areas of development and business needs with feedback from Program Manager, Program Stakeholders, OLDP Managers and Mentors. The role is based in Switzerland and the rotations will take place between our Life Science sites in Altdorf, Buchs SG and Schaffhausen.

Starting date: June 2021

Who you are:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Recent graduate or expected to graduate mid 2021
  • Minimum of 1 internship abroad
  • Must be flexible with mobility during and after the program
  • Fluent in German and English is mandatory, each additional language is a plus
  • Legal requirement: EU/EFTA citizenship or valid working permit in Switzerland

What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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