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Project Manager Engineering

Haag, St. Gallen, CH
Employment Type: Permanent

Innovation, Efficiency and Ambition: this is what VAT has stood for over 50 years.

With this passion, VAT has grown to become the leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance high-end vacuum valves and vacuum sealing technology, employing over 2000 people worldwide. The headquarters are located in Haag (Switzerland), the production centers in Switzerland, Malaysia, Romania and Taiwan.

Our team in Haag, Switzerland is looking for you:

Project Manager BU Advanced Industrials

As a member of the business unit Advanced Industrial, you are responsible for developing products for the global vacuum market. These products are, for example, key elements in power generation and storage ("solar", "nuclear fusion", ...), in research of the smallest and largest structures in the universe ("accelerators", "gravitational waves", ...) or in... measurement technologies (“electron microscopes”, "mass spectrometers", ...). Together with the product managers, development engineers, supply chain specialists and quality engineers, you will lead the product development to a technical and commercial success.

• Initiating and leading technology- and product-developments, -modifications, customer specific product adaptations, cost reductions or product localizations
• Execution of feasibility and concept studies with product management in quoting process
• Understand and apply agile/scrum and lean principles as appropriate
• Management of all product development phases from idea/concept to industrialization (stage-gate process) in an agile way
• Reporting the project status to the VAT innovation boards based on project scope, cost profitability, quality and timeline
• Intensive coordination of interdisciplinary teams out of product management, R&D, supply chain management and quality to ensure that customer requirements are optimally and completely fulfilled
• Supporting installations on customer’s site

• Passion to perform as a project manager in the area product and technology development
• Completed education in mechanical engineering / precision engineering / mechatronics (bachelor, master or comparable)
• Ability to handle complex projects in a structured way and accordingly to the given processes
• Knowledge in quality engineering methodologies (e.g. RCCA)
• Advanced training in project management and/or business administration
• Knowledge in the field of vacuum technology, automotive, nuclear or medical is an advantage
• Good communication skills in German and English (written and spoken)
• Willingness to travel internationally (approx. 10%)

Interested? We look forward to your online application.

You can expect a dynamic and successful company where innovation, courage, fairness, openness and transparency are encouraged and your ideas are welcome. We offer flexible options for hybrid working. Your development according to your strengths and aspirations in your career is of great importance to us
Haag Switzerland


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