Head of Digital Transformation in Operations (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 leverage your proven Industry 4.0 expertise to drive the digital transformation of our global operations. You will support and further develop a team of experts and collaborate closely with more than 30 GF Piping Systems plants around the globe.

Your well-developed strategic skills enable you to identify business needs and to derive practical and impactful digital solutions. In close cooperation with our global operations network, you will drive global standardization and take our operations worldwide to the next level of Industry 4.0.

Your tasks:

  • Develop a digital transformation roadmap for global operations including global status quo assessment, identification of gaps, and definition of digital solutions to close the gaps in a global setup
  • Lead the implementation of the digital transformation roadmap in close collaboration with the global sites
  • Elaborate technical concepts, identify technologies, define solutions, and create standards and specifications that reinforce the Operational Excellence strategy of GF Piping Systems
  • Inspire and lead a team of experts
  • Coordinate and lead complex projects

Your profile:

  • You have distinctive experience in the field of Industry 4.0, you know 'how good looks like', and how to manage global projects
  • You have a process background (Bachelor's degree or higher diploma) with at least 5 years of business exposure and a combination of relevant IT touchpoints
  • You have a proven understanding in identifying business and operational needs as well as in deriving and implementing impactful and practical strategic roadmaps for the digitalization of manufacturing operations
  • Familiarity with leading a team as well as effectively interacting at the global level is a must
  • English skills must be on a professional level, fluency in German is an advantage
  • Your prowess in production IT infrastructure is an advantage
  • Willingness to travel on business assignments (30%)


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.
Very attractive pension scheme Very attractive pension scheme
Very attractive pension scheme GF offers all employees an excellent pension plan.
Familytime Familytime
Familytime GF guarantees expectant mothers a comparable job while taking up to a year off. In addition, GF offers a paid leave for fathers and mothers.
Free parking Free parking
Free parking We provide free parking spaces for all employees.
Medicalservice Medicalservice
Medicalservice The first-aid station is available to all employees for the treatment of illnesses, accidents or preventive care, e.g. for a free flu vaccination.

Your contact

Sarah Walter
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.