Head of Automation

Head of Automation.

Head of Automation


CHF130000 - CHF150000 per year




Automation engineer

Do you dream of building next-generation machines? Are you a tech-savvy leader who thrives on innovation? This is your chance to lead the charge!

We're searching for an exceptional Automation Team Manager to spearhead a dynamic team of specialists across Hardware, Software, Vision Systems, and Field Service. This is more than just managing - it's about shaping the future of automation for a company at the forefront of Industry 4.0.

In this role, you'll:

  • Lead a high-performing team of brilliant minds, fostering collaboration and driving innovation.
  • Champion cutting-edge automation projects, ensuring on-time, high-quality delivery within budget.
  • Stay ahead of the curve by integrating new technologies into your team's processes.
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop game-changing automation strategies for the digital age.
  • Work hand-in-hand with engineers to create future-proof machine platforms and control architectures.
  • Continuously refine your team's operations for maximum efficiency and first-time-right quality.

We're looking for someone who:

  • Holds a degree in Automation or Software Engineering (FH/University).
  • Boasts at least 5 years of leadership experience in manufacturing or system integration, with a proven track record of successful team transformations.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of mechanical and plant engineering, with a bonus for experience in control, drive technology, and edge computing.
  • Has experience with requirements and evidence management, along with knowledge of relevant standards (Machinery Directive, GMP) and cybersecurity (NIS-II).
  • Is a master of MS Office and thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrates exceptional social skills, initiative, and a systematic, results-oriented approach.
  • Communicates effectively with diverse stakeholders and embraces a solution-oriented mindset.
  • Fluently speaks German and English.

We offer a world-class work environment that fuels your success:

  • Competitive vacation package (30-35 days depending on age).
  • Attractive pension plan for a secure future.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities to sharpen your skills.
  • Corporate Health Management programs to keep you feeling your best.
  • Flexible working options, including home office and the work-life balance you deserve.
  • On-site fitness and relaxation room to unwind and recharge.
  • Flexible working hours to suit your lifestyle.
  • Profit-sharing program to reward your contributions.
  • Delicious meals with complimentary fruit to keep you energized.

Ready to lead the automation revolution? Apply today!

Darwin Recruitment AG is a Zurich based, SECO licensed, privately owned subsidiary of Darwin Professional Staffing Group Ltd (a Global IT Recruitment Consultancy).

Darwin Recruitment AG manages client relationships whilst also utilising Darwin Professional Staffing Group databases and networks to source Candidates and fulfil client requests.

We do not ask for a placement fee from Candidates/Employees.

If you wish to contact a specialist regarding this role, or your job search in general, please contact +41 (0)43 456 29 09

Luke Driscoll

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