Head of Operations Instruments Business 100% (m/f/d)

Glattbrugg, Switzerland

At Cytosurge, we shape the future of synthetic biology by unlocking novel cures. With our Swiss made FluidFM technology we enable next generation genetic designs. Join us and take ownership by leading and pushing the instruments operations business unit to a new level.

Head of Operations Instruments Business 100% (m/f/d)

Your Challenge

  • Lead a dynamic team of 6 professionals in production and procurement 

  • Independently oversee production planning, control, and work preparation, fostering synergy between our production, procurement, technology, and sales teams

  • Identify and resolve bottlenecks and delays, offering proactive, solution-oriented approaches 

  • Efficiently manage production orders through strategic personnel deployment planning 

  • Maintain critical master data within our ERP system

  • Provide solid support to the production team

  • Optimize process descriptions and work instructions

  • Foster a motivated and highly skilled team of individuals dedicated to excellence

Your Profile

To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • A strong technical background with an FH/HF degree or similar in mechanical engineering, production, or process technology

  • Several years of professional experience in a manufacturing-oriented company 

  • You have leadership experience and can apply this in a goal-oriented manner

  • Effective and convincing communication abilities, with a focus on customer experience

  • A collaborative team spirit, flexibility under pressure, and an ability to maintain clarity in challenging situations

  • Proficiency in both German and English

Our Offering

  • A role with substantial responsibilities and the chance to actively shape the Operations Team in a growing deep-tech company

  • An innovative environment that values and encourages your contributions and ideas

  • A structured goal setting and execution framework based on Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)

  • Close collaboration and a direct reporting line to our management team

  • High potential for personal and professional growth in our dynamic international team

  • Have a real impact as we build and scale-up offerings at the intersection of engineering and biology

Your benefits

Innovative spirit

Innovation is part of our DNA. It is the foundation of our technology and success – we are pushing things further than one can imagine.

Motivated team

Great work can only be accomplished through teamwork. The passion and motivation of every team member is the fuel to achieve our goals. 

Flexible working hours

We believe you know best when you are most productive. For this reason, we do not have fixed working times.

Great work-life balance

We believe work-life balance is crucial to work productively over a long time. Therefore we encourage our employees to take care of it.

25 days vacation

Take a break when you need it most. Our employees enjoy 5 weeks of vacation and at Christmas, we give you 3 additional days off.

Close to public transport

Located in Glattbrugg, our office is just a 2 min walk away from all public transit Zurich has to offer. Tram, Bus, S-Bahn, Airport. We've got it all.

Head of Operations Instruments Business 100% (m/f/d)

About Us

Cytosurge is a synthetic biology enabler. We are dedicated to fulfilling the unmet need for implementing complex genetic designs into gene-edited mammalian cell lines. We thereby bridge the manufacturing gap between the advances made in data driven genetic design tools and tangible applications of genetically engineered cells. The company applies a patented single cell bottom-up gene editing process and groundbreaking dynamic gene expression analysis capabilities to construct, evaluate, and debug complex synthetic mammalian cell lines. We are thereby effectively addressing a major pain point of current genetic engineering workflows in mammalian cell lines. Our initial focus lies in enhancing therapy manufacturing for future cures, with the ultimate goal to empower genetic engineers to concentrate on designing next-generation gene edited mammalian cell lines, confident that their visionary concepts can be realized.




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Why choose us?

With Cytosurge, you're not just an observer; you're a key player in our mission. 

Are you ready to contribute to our journey of innovation and discovery? We eagerly anticipate meeting you in person and exploring the exciting possibilities ahead.

Apply now to be part of something extraordinary!