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Operations Manager 100% (a)

Faiveley Transport Schwab AG
  • 09.07.2024
  • 100%
  • Führungsposition
  • Festanstellung

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

Faiveley Transport Schwab AG is our site in Schaffhausen (Switzerland), focusing on railway Couplers and Service activities. 

Are you passionate about the railway? Do you see the future of transport and sustainability on the rails? Then we have a new challenge for you!

Operations Manager 100% (a)

How will you make a difference?
We are looking for an absolutely reliable personality as our new Operations Manager (a) 100% with a high motivation to work in the railway industry and the know-how to cover the business development as part of the local management team, to handle the operational activities and to take over the team leadership of our local operations team.

What do we want to know about you?

  • You have a Master's or Bachelor's degree in engineering or industrial engineering or operations, ideally with additional Six Sigma certification 
  • You have relevant experience in managing operational organizations with a focus on production and manufacturing processes, preferably in the railway industry or similar
  • You have successfully introduced lean processes in the past 
  • You have already gained experience in leading a production organization based on KPIs in combination with a deep technical understanding of the product portfolio and project-based manufacturing 
  • You are a strong leader with a focus on employee development  
  • Excellent communication skills across all hierarchical levels of an internal matrix structure characterize you 
  • Experienced handling of ERP systems and good Office applications are a prerequisite
  • Systematic and solution-orientated way of working, high process orientation
  • Flexible and decisive leader with a natural demeanor and strong interpersonal skills
  • Mandatory fluent written and spoken English and German round off your profile, any other languages are a plus 

What will your typical day look like?

  • Being part of the local site management team and co-responsible for the site business together with the Managing Director
  • Further development of industrialization and production processes and driving forward lean management 
  • Implementation of operational targets and key figures in the above-mentioned areas 
  • Leading function (technical and disciplinary) for the supply chain department, the production and the quality department and their managers
  • Ensuring that the production plan targets are achieved in accordance with established production and safety procedures 
  • Further development of operational cooperation with the international sister companies
  • Promoting and developing leadership skills within the entire operations organization  
  • Improving the interfaces to the other departments in terms of continuous product quality development 
  • On-time coordination of the entire supply chain from procurement to delivery to the customer
  • Monitoring and ensuring the achievement of targets through key performance indicators

We offer you the opportunity to help shape a diverse and specialized location in an international environment in order to be ready for future challenges.  An interdisciplinary team is looking forward to meeting you!

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents via the link for our internal recruiting platform:

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Successful candidates will be employed under local employment conditions and must already fulfil the local employment/work permit and residence requirements.

*Please note that we do not accept agency candidate submissions without a formalized agreement with Wabtec Talent Acquisition. If you are an agency/third party Recruiter and have not been engaged by Wabtec for this search, we do not owe you a fee if you submit a candidate to the applicant tracking system that is ultimately hired.


Stephanie Larcher
Faiveley Transport Schwab AG