Manager AO Congresses - Location Zizers

The AO is a medically-guided, not-for-profit organisation, a global network of surgeons, and the world's leading education, innovation, and research organisation specialising in the surgical treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. We have a global network of over 520,000 health care professionals. Each year we offer over 870 educational events around the world, supported by nearly 8,000 faculty members and attended by over 82,600 participants. We have around 20,000 surgeon members working in the fields of trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary, and reconstructive surgery. For more information, visit:

Anstellungsverhältnis:  Permanent
Pensum:  100%
Diese Stelle befindet sich in: 

Dübendorf, CH

Gewünschtes Erfahrungsniveau:  Experienced professional
Bewerbungsunterlagen werden in folgenden Sprachen entgegengenommen:  Englisch oder Deutsch



Job Requirements


JOB LOCATION: ZIZERS (1h train journey from Zürich HB)


  • BSc or MSc in relevant field (Business Administration, Marketing, or equivalent)
  • Proven record of professional experience in medical associations or med-tech environment (3-6 years)
  • Proven experience in managing large congresses and journals
  • Proven experience in managing complex large projects
  • Proven experience in people management or relevant leadership experience 
  • Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of additional languages would be an asset
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to manage, motivate and inspire a diverse team
  • Good financial acumen, incl. forecasting, budget setting and financial analysis
  • Passionate about continuous improvement, entrepreneurial and creative mindset to further enhance GN Academic Platforms 
  • Strong project management and strategy implementation expertise
  • Reliable, proactive and problem-solving attitude with excellent organizational skills, an ability to work independently, whilst maintaining contact and effective communication with stakeholders at all levels



Job Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the organization of AO own congresses, driving the development of events innovation, ensuring congress and events are up to standard and compliant
  • Overall responsibility for congress & events planning from A-Z (logistics, promotion, sponsorship, abstract management, etc)
  • Establish and processes performance, evaluation and statistics about congress participants meet AOs standard
  • Supervising and working closely with AO leadership and professional congress organisations (PCO) from the start of the planning process until the end of the successful execution of the congress and events
  • Lead and manage the development and publishing of AO own Journals, including securing conditions for a stable journal logistic and administrative support, promotion, working closely with Publishing Editors and involved internal and external stakeholders
  • Work in collaboration with Partners and Suppliers, monitoring costs, budget and contract negotiations
  • Manage a team
  • Management of AO own congresses organization (GSC, FA)
  • Management of AO own journals (GSJ, CMTR, Surgical Insights)

Key Stakeholders

  • Directors of Clinical Divisions (Spine, CMF, Recon)
  • AO Marketing, AO Finance, AO IT
  • Suppliers (e.g. PCO)
  • Surgeons (Managing Editor, Editors-in-Chief, program steering committees, international boards)

We offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative organization
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team
  • Modern infrastructure
  • Employment conditions which match the requirements and offer a high degree of flexibility regarding working hours and location

If you meet the requirements of this challenging opportunity, please submit your complete online application (motivation letter, CV, recent photograph, certificates, reference letters, etc) through our online application system.

Datum der Publikation:  27.11.2023