Operations Strategy Manager (m/f/d) 100%

Switzerland, Schaffhausen
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At GF, we see our company as a forward-thinking leader in our field. Since 1802, we have been embracing innovations and sustainable solutions of the highest quality that add value to people’s lives around the globe.

In this role, you will shape the Global Operations Strategy of GF Piping Systems collaborating closely with the COO and the senior management of the company. Working in interdisciplinary teams around the globe, you will interact with the various global functions and global sites of GF Piping Systems in order to design the Operations Network Strategy and lead the analysis, design, and implementation of strategic footprint projects. If you are a motivated team player interested in making a long-term business impact by shaping the future of our Global Operations Network, this is for you.

Your tasks:

  • Lead strategic projects and initiatives aiming at optimizing the set-up of the global operations by defining make-or-buy strategies, value stream configurations as well as production and logistics footprint strategies
  • Gather the necessary internal and external data and perform the necessary analysis to create the basis for strategy development
  • Incorporate hereby the GF Piping Systems strategy, product portfolio, innovation roadmap, sales development, sustainability, commercial as well as operational and technical requirements
  • Develop and evaluate strategic scenarios holistically, using quantitative and qualitative tools and analytics and by integrating all cross-functional business requirements and more specifically technology, manufacturing, and supply chain excellence aspects
  • Derive the global and regional strategies as well as the strategic and tactical implementation plans in collaboration with the global operations and business teams
  • Lead various strategic operational initiatives as required

Your profile:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a manager or consultant in a manufacturing and/or supply chain environment
  • Experience in shaping and designing global production/supply chain networks and strategies
  • Analytical, strategic thinking, and abstract reasoning
  • Self-starting and hands-on mentality
  • Living Lean-Thinking and Operational Excellence principles
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate and collaborate with employees and leaders across all company functions in a multicultural environment
  • Open for global travel, up to 50%
  • English written and spoken at an excellent level, German is a plus


Clear vision and purpose Clear vision and purpose
Clear vision and purpose "We are a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value" is our vision and this is what guides us. Our purpose "becoming better every day - since 1802" is what inspires us in our daily work.
Sustainability and innovation focus Sustainability and innovation focus
Sustainability and innovation focus We have high sustainability and innovation goals. Let's work towards a sustainable future together.
Excellent learning tools Excellent learning tools
Excellent learning tools At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.
Great career opportunities Great career opportunities
Great career opportunities GF as a global acting company provides many opportunities regarding career growth. We also offer a dedicated talent management process (MyNextBigStep@GF) to boost your career.
Employee Counceling Employee Counceling
Employee Counceling The independent employee counseling service at GF is available to all employees for both private and professional concerns.
Flexible working conditions Flexible working conditions
Flexible working conditions Wherever possible we offer flexible working hours as well as the possibility to work remotely.
Free parking Free parking
Free parking We provide free parking spaces for all employees.
Very attractive pension scheme Very attractive pension scheme
Very attractive pension scheme GF offers all employees an excellent pension plan.

Your contact

René Paparusso
Talent Acquisition Manager
Ebnatstrasse 111
8201 Schaffhausen
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Who we are

GF Piping Systems is the world's leading supplier of piping systems. We enable the safe and sustainable transport of fluids. Our business is driven by industry-leading sustainability levels, innovation through digital solutions and investment in a culture based on performance, learning and caring.