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Job: Project Manager at digitalswitzerland

Digitalswitzerland is a Swiss-wide, cross-sector initiative that aims to strengthen and anchor Switzerland as a leading digital research and innovation location. The umbrella organization, comprising both an association and a foundation, includes more than 220 members and partners from renowned companies, SMEs and startups, cities and cantons, decision-makers from politics and administration, technical colleges and universities, associations and NGOs.

For the Lausanne office, starting from March 2021, digitalswitzerland is looking for a:

Project Manager 80-100%


Event management :

  • Leading the Digital Day project in the Romandie
  • Project status reports
  • Lead and ensure implementation of Digital Day sub-projects
  • Support project controlling, time-, quality and budget management
  • Support to the Digital Day Director (important meetings, etc.)
  • Lead the organisation of other events organised in the Romandie, such as the Digital Competitiveness Summit

Members / partners management :

  • Operational support for members / partners based in the Romandie
  • Acquisition of new members / partners
  • Contact person in the Romandie for all request of our Digital Day Partners
  • Initiate partner communication before, during and after Digital Day
  • Manage and help implementing Digital Day partners’ projects
  • Identify synergies and connect partners accordingly
  • Ensure information flow between all stakeholders

Project management :

  • Ensure smooth follow up and delivery
  • Track progress and deliver on KPIs
  • Support on diverse projects in the Romandie: Digital Day, Leap, Inspirational Session
  • Write documents and presentations in required languages, ad hoc translations of documents
  • Management of CRM: emails, invitations, landing pages
  • Liaise with internal digitalswitzerland teams to integrate activities
  • Carry out relevant tasks as required

Your profile

  • At least 2-4 years of relevant work experience in managing projects
  • Entrepreneurial mind: agile, strong can-do attitude, dares to experiment with new ideas and change course if necessary, strong in implementation and efficient
  • Strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
  • You understand the digital and innovation environment in Switzerland
  • You are fluent in French and English, preferably German as well
  • Independent working style and analytical skills
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, able to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels and from different types of organisations (private sector, NGO, public administrations etc.)
  • Motivated to work in a small team, a dynamic and agile environment, open to adapt and learn on the job on a daily basis
  • Technical ability to work with new tools (slack, hubspot, project management tools)

If you are interested in this position, please apply now via the digitalswitzerland website.

Incoming applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the 15th of February 2021.