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Senior Manager Production

Production | Neuchatel Switzerland

Work at company level to direct a core team of highly skilled engineers and production technicians in the industrialization, process development and ongoing evolution of our world leading atomic clock product line.


  • Collaborate with local Neuchatel R+D teams in the definition of road map for next generation Caesium products
  • Coordinate a highly flexible internal and external manufacturing capability optimal for the production of a continually evolving product range
  • Stimulate a culture of knowledge development within the team enhancing their capabilities and knowledge in develop process development, manufacturing test and material technologies
  • Foster a continual improvement culture within the team striving to continually improve product quality, increase manufacturing performance and reduce manufacturing cost
  • Responsible for new product introduction planning and processes for ADVA’s next generation Atomic clocks balancing cost, quality and time to market
  • Responsible to ensure compliance to local and international requirements for safety and other industry standards
  • Budgetary control for the production and industrialization function within Neuchatel


  • Experience in management of high skilled production or test engineering team
  • Engineering degree level preferably in mechanical design or material science
  • Experience in high precision low volume manufacturing environment preferably involving micro mechanical and/or vacuum technology.
  • Structured approach to end to end process development and control.
  • Appreciation of material & supply chain management, production planning & supplier management
  • Neuchatel site based with requirement for some national and international travel
  • Minimum 5 years in a management role with budgetary responsibility
  • Demonstrate a high level of ownership and urgency
  • Excellent presentation skills, must be able to act as change manager
  • Innovative, proactive and highly motivated personality
  • Business fluent English & French language capability in written and spoken
  • Global travel readiness