Project Leader Healthcare Operations


Geneva, Zurich


Europe & The Middle East




Engineered products & infrastructure

Who We Are

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Practice Area Profile

The Operations Practice (OPS) Area is one of BCG's largest functional practices. We help our clients create competitive advantage by enhancing their performance and building strategic capabilities. BCG’s expertise in Operations covers the following areas - supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing, service operations, cost efficiency, operational transformation, research & product development, program and project management, all with a strong digital and analytics overlay.

What You'll Do

What we need

Are you an operations expert dreaming of a chance to spread the word to industry leaders and decision makers, leading them on the right path to operational excellence? Can you help our clients enhance their performance and build new capabilities to succeed? Then you could be our new Project Leader for our Operations Healthcare team in Switzerland.

As our new Project Leader, you will advise clients on key strategic business issues, producing innovative business models, addressing specific problems and opportunities, and implementing sustainable solutions

What you will do

Project Leaders play a key role on client engagements, managing studies to define client needs and supervising research activities to obtain relevant data. Project Leaders oversee the formulation of hypotheses for research and investigation, and the advanced financial analysis of client, competitor, and industry data. They apply knowledge of business principles and industrial organization, develop actionable recommendations, and supervise work including strategic due diligence, product development studies, change management plans, and the evaluation of long-term investment opportunities. Project Leaders are also responsible for managing client contact and play a key role in the development and maintenance of high-level client relationships. 

As a project Leader you will lead a team of Associates and Consultants in their growth and development

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

Expertise and qualifications

To succeed in this role, you have worked either in industry and/or top-level consulting. But most importantly, you can already show impressive results from prior projects to improve or transform the operations. Your deep knowledge allows you to analyze and interpret data through a business & economic lens – and to successfully advise international clients. In addition, it is important that you have:

  • Experience leading projects in the operations space for both Pharma and Medtech
  • You are an active contributor to the industry – (participates in associations, publishes, passionate about themes in the space (e.g. manufacturing technology, development, new platforms)
  • You have spent 3-5 years at a top tier consulting firm working in the space and ideally gained practical exposure in the industry
  • Have spent significant time in the industry in different disciplines, like MSAT, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, CMC development, Manufacturing, OE, digital, lean and lead most important efforts in the space
  • You understand the technology, science and managerial aspects of what it takes to bring product to market both from a development and manufacturing perspectives
  • You can lead teams and interactions with client teams on operational topics
  • Nice to have: a scientific background – chemical or biologics processing industry
  • Language – English fluent, German is a big advantage

Personal attributes

  • Track record of collaboration with senior executives. Must be comfortable delivering formal presentations to management
  • Strong management and communication skills. The ability to bring together all stakeholders and persuade senior clients to take action is essential
  • Strong analytical skills and a high capacity for conceptual thinking. Ability to develop leading edge business models, frameworks for analysis, and long-term business strategies that maximize shareholder value. Must be able to thrive in a hypothesis-based environment where inductive rather than deductive reasoning is the norm
  • Proven ability to manage client engagements, client relationships, and provide “thought leadership” to teams, owning the responsibility for the quality of engagements
  • A combination of management and “hands on” delivery experience is critical
  • A solid track record of building strong client relationships with large organizations, as well as identifying opportunities to deepen those relationships and grow the business. 

Who you will work with

You’ll collaborate with BCG team members from many backgrounds and disciplines in a team-oriented, relationship-driven environment. Working alongside some of the world’s top minds on cases that reshape business, government and society, you will increase your understanding of complex business problems from diverse perspectives and develop new skills. At the same time, you’ll partner with senior clients, taking on the role of trusted advisor, and work at all levels of the client organization to find and execute value creation strategies that result in meaningful, enduring impact. 

We offer

  • Attractive and performance- based compensation package with fixed and variable components
  • Market competitive pension package
  • Attractive insurance package and social security benefits
  • Flexible Work and Work life balance
  • Sport and activities
  • Wide variety of social office events
  • Varies discounts on services such as dry-cleaning, restaurants, taxi, etc

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