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Manager AO Davos Courses

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 385,000 health care professionals. Each year we offer over 830 educational events around the world, supported by nearly 9,000 faculty members and attended by over 58,000 participants. We have around 18,500 surgeon members working in the fields of trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary, and reconstructive surgery. For more information, visit:

Employment Type:  Permanent
Part-time percentage:  100%
This position is located in: 

Davos Platz, CH

Experience level:  Experienced professional
Please send us your application documents in:  English

Short description:

AO Davos Courses is the flagship event of the AO which contributes since more than 60 years to the AO’s mission by being the global #1 opportunity for HCPs to experience highly innovative and trusted, quality learning and teaching, build relations and exchange knowledge and all based on an operationally & financially sustainable model. It is the second largest event in Davos after the WEF and hold 2 weeks in December each year.


We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate person with entrepreneurial attitude to join us.

This newly created role includes the following areas of responsibility: 

  • End-to-end delivery of the AO flagship event
  • Alignment with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Management of partnerships, sponsorships & exhibitors 
  • Execution of all the activities taking place during the event being in touch with respective team leads and AO-wide point of contact
  • AO Davos Courses budget and forecast (planning and controlling)
  • Standard reporting within existing AO financial tools and guidelines
  • Business plan creation and development with relevant key representatives
  • Evaluation of past AO Davos Courses development of opportunities
  • Implementation of event marketing and outreach activities
  • Adherence to MedTech and AO regulations and compliance standards

To master this challenge, you have


  • BSc or MSc in Business Administration, project management, business innovation or similar Job experience
  • Minimum 5 years of project and event management 
  • Proven people management experience or relevant leadership experience
  • Proven experience in managing internal and external relations and experience in effective network development
  • Experience in medical events/course organization would be an advantage


Key skills

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently
  • Excellent management skills with proven ability to plan and manage multiple projects and activities, in-depth un-derstanding of project and event management concepts
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Reliable, proactive and solution orientated attitude whilst being highly organized and structured
  • Having a strong business and financial understanding, including forecasting, budget setting and ensured financial stability
  • Passionate about continuous improvement, entrepreneurial and creative mindset to further develop AO Davos Courses


Language skills

  • Fluent written and verbal English, German is preferred, other languages are a plus

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.

Date of publication:  Mar 8, 2023