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The Swiss based Bachem Group is a public, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pepTides and oligonucleoTides. As a full service provider Bachem offers products for clinical development and commercial applications as well as a comprehensive catalog and exclusive custom synthesis. With 50 years of experience and subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, Bachem is the partner of choice for the biotech and pharma industry worldwide.  
Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides 

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

We are seeking a Chief Information Officer (CIO) who is ready and highly motivated to join an exciting fast growing company and drive its IT strategy. You will report directly to the CEO. The position is based in Bubendorf BL / Switzerland.


Your responsibilities


  • Working closely with the Bachem Leadership team to build strong business relationships that allow to identify and interpret the requirements of the business.
  • Developing and implementing the Global IT Strategy to support the strategic targets of Bachem, with a focus on developing and implementing state-of-the-art IT and digitalization concepts and providing reliable and innovative IT solutions to support Bachem’s growth plans.
  • You balance stakeholder interests, service quality and innovation appetite while considering compliance requirements and cost targets.
  • Manage IT strategy and IT roadmap in close collaboration with the Bachem business stakeholders
  • Financial management of IT, including budgeting, cost controlling and proof of “value for money”.
  • Make-or-buy decision and strategic IT vendor selection and management


Your profile


  • University degree (MSc.) in Business Information Technology or equivalent education such as either Information Technology degree with post graduate education in Business Management or Business Management education with post graduate education in Information Technology
  • Training and certification in e.g. Information Security, Project Management, ITIL, COBIT, Agile / Scrum and Digital Transformation.
  • Experience with operational technology topics in a production company
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a member of a leadership team
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience as an IT leader with responsibility for an international team, ideally in the life sciences or manufacturing sector, exposure to Europe and North America
  • A track record of successfully designed and delivered IT projects in a global matrix organization
  • Routine in acting as sparring partner and coach for senior leaders and as a driver of sustainable IT and digitalization development and change management with a strong focus on adding value to the business
  • Fluent in German and English, French knowledge is an asset
  • You act hands-on and bring a “let’s get this done” mentality, combined with an exceptional focus on targets and objectives.


Our offer


A fascinating and challenging opportunity in a very dynamic, fast-growing company that produces complex, life-saving drug substances. The successful candidate will lead a diverse IT Team that is highly motivated, experienced and stable. We look forward to receiving your complete application.



Are you interested?

Please send your complete application to Mr. André Karrer (Global HR Project Manager) via Recruitment-Tool.