Head of Operations (m-f-d)

Full time

About EDGE Strategy

EDGE Strategy is a dynamic, global and mission-driven organization, committed to closing the gender gap in the workplace. EDGE Strategy is the commercial arm of the EDGE Certified Foundation and its aim is to prepare organizations for the EDGE Certification, the global leading standard for workplace gender equality.

EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality and is distinguished by its rigor and focus on business impact. EDGE Certification has been designed to help companies not only create an optimal workplace for women and men, but also benefit from it. Its methodology uses a business, workforce analytics approach that incorporates benchmarking, metrics and accountability into the process.

EDGE Certification’s diverse customer base consists of 200 large organizations in 37 countries across five continents, representing 24 different industries and encompassing more than one million employees. Organizations that are certified include SAP, IKEA, L’Oréal, UNICEF, the World Bank, the European Central Bank, Firmenich, Zurich Financial Services and Pictet, among many others.

About the role

In this position, you will be responsible for the management of finances, accounting, human resources, administration and legal matters of our company.

You will be the company’s financial controller and work closely with senior management as well as with the external accounting firm on all finance and accounting related tasks. In this role, you will also be responsible for budgeting and reporting to the management team as well as to the CEO.

You will be supported in this role by an operations team consisting of the company’s Legal Counsel, the Talent Specialist, and the Office Administrator. You will be reporting directly to the CEO and Founder of the company.

 

Accountabilities 

  • Overseeing the company’s operational excellence as member of senior leadership team, in charge of finance, HR, legal and procurement.
  • Leading and managing the Operations Team.
  • Effective preparation of forecasts and budgets as well as ongoing reports and ad-hoc analyses on the company’s financial results.
  • Accurate cash-flow management and profitability estimations and calculations (incl. monitoring of payments).
  • Development and implementation of an effective controlling and reporting
  • Overseeing payroll (external) and executing payments.
  • Responsible for all changes in accident and health insurance, social security, pension fund, child allowances, withholding taxes, etc.
  • Ad-hoc projects of Senior Management related to your area of responsibility.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • You have completed a higher education in business administration with a focus on finance (University, FH, HF, expert in accounting and controlling).
  • You have a solid track record in the areas of finance, human resources, administration and, if possible, legal, with a consulting company for at least 5 years
  • You have already gained management experience and are said to be highly socially competent.
  • You have a very good command of MS Office and are an expert in MS excel.
  • You are familiar to Swiss old age and survivor’s insurance system (AHV) and insurance systems (UVG and KTG).
  • You are fluent both in German and English.
  • You are service-oriented, resilient, and independent.
  • Preferably you are a resident in the Zug area and you have already worked in a similar position in Switzerland.

 

Personal Characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, team player, ‘can-do’ attitude, and willingness to go the extra mile.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to the demands of extraordinary situations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Have an interest in ESG-related topics.

 

Join the most talented and dynamic people in the industry.

Apply for this job by providing your resume, along with your cover letter to:

careers@edge-strategy.com

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