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The Vetropack Group is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of packaging glass. With a total of over 3300 employees, it operates glass plants in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Italy and Moldova. It enables everyone to enjoy food and beverages in the most elegant, safe and responsible way.

Technology and Projects Director

Location: Bulach, Switzerland (prefferably)

 

Responsibilities
 

  • Lead direct team and matrix employees in the Vetropack plants
  • Ensure the position of the Vetropack production units as the benchmark in the European glass industry regarding production technology and innovation
  • Develop and implement a group wide technological strategy with the aim to improve productivity, quality and total cost within the boundaries of regulatory requirements
  • Organizational and strategic preparations for the annual technical strategy meetings including execution
    • Updating of data for furnaces and production equipment
    • Coordination with the plants in the assessment of all investment projects
    • Responsible for setting up of the plant and group investment plans
  • Jointly responsible for the execution of investment projects in time and within the budget in close cooperation with the Technical Directors of the plants such as:
    • Setting up of specifications
    • Requesting and evaluating offers
    • Participation in purchasing negotiations
    • Execution of investment projects
    • Monitoring of deadlines and costs
    • Acceptance tests of the installed equipment and facilities
  • Close cooperation and support of the Performance team in achieving common departmental goals
  • Introduction, maintenance, and further development of: standardized tools for project management with deadline and cost tracking, an energy management system and a technical performance indicator system (KPIs) for the installed production facilities
  • Introduction of best practice processes to achieve the Vetropack Group's production and quality goals, such as maintenance and repair processes
  • Collaboration with business units and group functions to achieve the strategically defined goals
  • Coordinating and ensuring the transfer of technology know-how and project management within the Vetropack Group
  • Ensure appropriate and sustainable production facilities with a high degree of automation and standardization within the Vetropack Group
  • Ensure appropriate and sustainable technology for container glass production and their standardization in order to achieve the 2050 carbon footprint targets
  • Ensure the implementation of projects to pursue the overall Vetropack Group 2030 strategy
  • Execution of technical due diligence as part of the Vetropack Group's M&A activities
  • Compliance with health and safety regulations, quality and environmental standards
  • Participation in European and international working groups and associations
  • Planning and responsibility for the budget and resources for the respective area

 

 

The Successful Applicant
 

  • University degree in a relevant field of study, Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum 8 years production/technical experience and at least 3 in a similar function
  • Good written and verbal communicator with fluency in English
  • Acts as role model and lives continuous improvement mind set in the team
  • Act as a change agent able to communicate effectively, listen and challenge the status quo
  • Able to translate business strategy and company goals into relevant departmental goals/KPIs setting the right direction
  • Results oriented, hands-on, strong problem solving capabilities
  • Able to lead remote teams, in a matrix organization, working closely with production sites building a strong network, supporting development and coaching
  • Prepared to travel 50%


 

How to apply

 

If interested in this position, please apply via our Career Site. Please enclose all your documentation and CV in English.

 

We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have and look forward to receiving your application.

Location: 

Bülach, CH

Facility:  Vetropack Holding AG
Experience level:  Experienced professional