Michael Page Suisse


Chief operating officer

07 February Kanton Zürich, Zürich Perm

Our client is a global fast growing cruise tour operator.


Collaborate with the CEO in setting and driving organizational vision, operational strategy, and hiring needs;Translate strategy into actionable goals for performance and growth helping to implement organization-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operating planning;Oversee company operations and employee productivity, building a highly inclusive culture ensuring team members thrive and organizational outcomes are met;Ensure effective recruiting, on-boarding, professional development, performance management, and retention;Adhere to company, federal, state, and local business requirements, enforcing compliance and taking action when necessary;Advise on issues, trends, changes to the operating model(s) and operating delivery and setting objectives;Drive efficiencies & profitability together with executive team


Long term planning to achieve efficiency & profitability;Assist in the formulating of the company's future direction by providing and supporting tactical initiatives;Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans;Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction


Participate in key decision as part of the Executive management team;Oversee the operations of subsidiary companies including foreign operations;Oversee the global operations including Cruise Ship operations;Analyze internal operations and identify areas of process enhancement;Lead acquisition due diligence and negotiation acquisitions

Risk Management

Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile;Monitor any legal issues involving the company and legal issues affecting the industry;

Our client is a global fast growing cruise tour operator

New created COO role in the German speaking part of Switzerland

Master's degree in business or related fieldEquivalent business experience with 15+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company, preferably an international company;Results orientated and commercially astute, with superior communication and negotiation skills with the ability to modulate from strategic to tactical issues;Strong process and planning orientation;Goal orientated;Must be able to think strategically and have proven analytic skills;Leadership skills, with steadfast resolve and personal integrity;Enjoys being part of a team;Very strong English written and verbal skillsMust have the ability to work extended hours and undertake travel, as and when business need dictate

DesirableExperience in a fast paced, entrepreneurial organisation;Experience in Cruise Ship or international Hotel Chain;Experience in Travel and Tourism

The company is willing to offer a very competitive salary package to the successfully chosen candidate.