SVP Engineering & EHS

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Job description

  • Function: Engineering & Technical Services

  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals

  • Country: Switzerland

  • Rate/Salary: 300,000 CHF + benefits

The SVP, Engineering & EHS will create and execute Global Engineering and Operational strategies and be responsible for all engineering and EHS functions. You will be joining a large Pharma organisation who are going through a full-scale global transformation within manufacturing and operations.

Our Client is one of the world’s leading healthcare organisations focused on Pharma & Biotech space, headquartered in Switzerland


The main responsibilities of this position are to:

  • Lead EHS, Sustainability driving year on year improvements.
  • Direct and managing global and regional organizations.
  • Manage the development, delivery, and execution of Corporate Facilities.
  • Lead Facility Management & Real Estate.
  • Managed corporate capital expenditure portfolios.


The successful applicant will possess the following skills or attributes:

  • BA or BS degree in a technical discipline (Engineering preferred) with minimum of 20 years of relevant experience; Advanced degree in Engineering related discipline preferred.
  • Strong experience leading global and diverse teams and be well versed in technical aspects of Engineering, Facility Management, and EH&S.
  • High degree of technical knowledge regarding Engineering in a biotech/pharmaceutical environment.
  • Experience implementing or managing an effective technical group discipline at a biotech/pharmaceutical company.
  • Good business skills including budget management experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to manage through influence.
  • Demonstrates leadership through coaching and developing staff, attracting and retaining talent and communicating effectively to influence with impact.
  • Ability to translate technical and scientific requirements into operational objectives.
  • Strong developer of talent.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and manage various priorities and timelines and to adapt quickly to changing circumstances.


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Brett Lofthouse Manager of Engineering & Technical Services

Brett leads our Engineering and Technical Services Practice. Passionate about automation and efficiency, contact Brett about Management and SVP-level roles or hires in automation engineering, capital projects, EHS, preventative maintenance, process engineering and related specialisms.