For our Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, we are looking for an experienced

Chief of Staff

Role and responsibilities

As the Chief of Staff, you will be the trusted right-hand to our CEO, collaborating closely with the Management Committee to drive strategic initiatives, optimize operations, and foster a high-performance culture. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on our organization and shape the industry landscape.

As a member of the Management Committee (MC), you will:

  •  Partner with the CEO and MC colleagues in shaping and executing our strategic vision, ensuring alignment across all departments and driving impactful outcomes.
  • Prepare/brief and support CEO for key internal and external meetings (Board of Directors Meetings of Jungbunzlauer Holding AG, Corporate Strategy Meeting, Pulse Calls, Quarterly "Town Halls" for all employees in the group, meetings of industry associations, etc.)
  • Provide oversight for strategic projects like the Vision 2030
  • Provide critical insights, analysis, and recommendations to the CEO on business opportunities, risks, and emerging trends.
  • Craft and deliver compelling presentations, reports, and communications that inspire and influence stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives and projects, fostering collaboration and synergy among teams to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Conduct comprehensive research and analysis to identify market trends, competitive intelligence, and breakthrough innovations.
  • Anticipate and address challenges, leveraging your strategic acumen to develop innovative solutions and mitigate risks.
  • Nurture a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the executive team and throughout the organization.
  • University degree /completed MBA or equivalent studies
  • Organisational understanding and how to work in complex matrix settings; experience in working in international teams, strong cross-cultural sensitivity
  • At least 5 to 10 years professional experience in a complementing area of work
  • Previous experience within senior project positions, strategic roles with cross-functional exposure
  • Good Skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SAP
  • Ingredients knowledge and understanding of key industry environment is a plus
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken - German and/or French would be a plus
  • Very good communication skills incl. ability to listen and giving feedback

Are you the candidate with initiative, team spirit and enthusiasm? Do you want to participate in the development of our company with interesting development options?

Based at our Global Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, we are offering you a challenging and strategic position with a high degree of autonomy but clear focus on targets to be achieved. You will directly report to the CEO and you will enjoy intense contacts to the Management Committee members as well as to other functions of our company


If you are interested in this position, please send your complete application documents by E-Mail to Patricia Schaub,

Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG, St. Alban-Vorstadt 90, CH-4002 Basel

Jungbunzlauer is one of the world’s leading producers of ingredients of natural origin. The Group operates manufacturing plants in Austria, Canada, France and Germany and specialises in high quality ingredients for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry as well as for various other industrial applications.

Jungbunzlauer is a very successful, responsible and sustainable family-owned company. Being passionate about our products and a very good understanding of our customer’s needs and desires are key factors to our business success. Lean structures, flat hierarchies and quick decision making processes make us better and faster than our competition and bring us closer to our customers. They are the fundamentals enabling us to strongly grow within the fast changing markets of today.