Drive Continuous Improvement Projects in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Our client is a rapidly expanding division of a leading player in the global pharmaceutical industry. The unit develops, produces and markets innovative and high-quality products and has numerous manufacturing sites worldwide. We have been mandated to recruit exceptional candidates for the position of

Global Operational Excellence Leader

based in the headquarters in Germany. As a member of the global team, you are responsible for achieving, overseeing and leading operational improvements through the identification and implementation of Operational Excellence projects throughout all major production sites. You define the approach and optimise the processes in order to raise the competitiveness of the production facilities in alignment with global initiatives. By applying the Company’s global strategy and objectives, you implement Lean Six Sigma methodologies ensuring that quality, efficiency and production targets are continuously improved. You define KPIs, ensure cross-divisional alignments, define reporting guidelines and governance and manage the project portfolio. Furthermore, you mentor and coach your experts, develop the talent pipeline through education, trainings and coaching, such as Green and Black Belts, and act as task force leader.

We are looking for convincing candidates with strong leadership skills, proven ability to implement change and oversee transformations with a strong track record in a comparable role in a modern production environment – preferably in the pharmaceutical, consumer goods or automotive industries. You have a track record in successfully leading cross-functional Lean Six Sigma projects and preferably hold a Black Belt Certification. The very dynamic working environment requires a high level of persuasion, communication skills, business acumen and a results-oriented attitude. You negotiate skilfully in both German and English, and are used to operating effectively in a Matrix Organisation. If you would like to apply your expertise in this multinational company and fulfil the above-mentioned requirements, please feel free to call us in order to clarify any points or send us your application documents by email.

  • Job title Global Operational Excellence Leader
  • Sector Industrie
  • Region Ausland
  • Status Archiv
  • Your consultant
    Claudia Zachmann (CZA)
    Claudia Zachmann - czachmann(at)
    Corporate Management Selection C.M.S. AG Zürich
    Carmenstrasse 24, 8032 Zürich
    Tel. +41 44 250 40 00

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Claudia Zachmann

Tel. +41 44 250 40 00

Education & Experience

Business training, certified mediator, NDK in marketing & communications, CAS in result-oriented coaching (IAP). Many years of experience in finance and personnel, with focus on recruitment. Subsequently many years of activity as product manager in an international media corporation.

Claudia Zachmann
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