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Special Project Manager - CEO Office

Sector Location Job type Salary
CHF120000 - CHF140000
Date added
28 April, 2022

Job Description

My client, a market leading, global services business, is currently looking to hire a number of Special Project Managers to form a newly set up team working on organisational and strategic topics in the CEO’s office. 

It has been engaged in a highly ambitious transformation programme, as well as making new acquisitions, so it is looking for talented individuals to support driving these changes and programmes.

Special Project Manager - Zurich, Switzerland or other European locations

The business would see this team as also creating a talent pool for future leadership positions within the organisation once these missions are completed (approx. 24-36 months), so it is looking for ambitious, driven candidates with excellent communication skills.

Examples of projects include outsourcing projects, integrations, restructurings, cost cutting exercises or commercial initiatives.

The role can either be based in Zurich or at one of its other major European locations.

As a Special Project Manager in the CEO office, your role will include:

  • Ensure successful financial and non-financial delivery of critical projects initiated by the CEO or exec. level stakeholders
  • Framing the project with the project sponsor (member of the executive committee)
  • Building and/or leading autonomously the project team
  • Setting up the masterplan, including key milestones, dates, deliverables and people in charge
  • Reporting progress and issues to the CEO and executive team
  • Master financials of the projects (P&L and cash implications)
  • Build a strong network within the organisation, including high levels of communication with key stakeholders

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong project management experience or skills: Highly organized and disciplined candidate who can make projects move forward and lift up resistance and roadblocks
  • Strong management skills: Capacity to inspire respect from business leaders and trigger a strong sense of adhesion to their project within the operational teams
  • Previous backgrounds can include: Top-tier consulting firm experience (McK, BCG, Bain), lead of business transformations, business development, strategy or P&L management
  • International mobility necessary
  • Education: University master's degree required


If you are interested in applying for this Special Project Manager role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 588 1870