Regional Manager & Manager of Trauma, Spine, CMF, Recon Boards MENA

The AO is a medically-guided, not-for-profit organization, a global network of surgeons, and the world's leading education, innovation, and research organization specializing in the surgical treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. We are home to people from all over the world, from different backgrounds, with diverse talents and specialist areas. What binds us together is our passion for excellence, our dedication to our mission of improving patient care, and our understanding that we are stronger together: we are one AO. For more information, visit:

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

Zizers, CH

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

Job Description

  • Define and implement the regional Education Events strategy in line with the global strategy 
  • Manage the regional Education Events team, monitor team activities and progresses, identify and escalate issues, develop solutions - Facilitate smooth and seamless collaboration of the entire delivery team in the region
  • Ensure the appropriate implementation of the operating model in the region based on the Global Education Process (GEP)
  • Monitor and manage regional Education Events budget and adhere to financial targets
  • Contribute to develop global solutions for the key event delivery systems to foster improvements in the region and ensure efficient use within the delivery team and the whole organization
  • Manage regional key stakeholders such as surgeons acting as course chairs and on boards
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations in the region
  • Annual budget planning for the events in the region as part of AOs yearly budgeting cycle 
  • Close collaboration with Internal and external stakeholders leadership in order to foster smooth operations in the region 
  • Plan of educational activities based on ANA (annual needs assessment) on regional level
  • Managing the Regional Board of one or more clinical specialties and country councils ensuring that the Annual needs assessment process runs efficiently to create accurate results in line with the strategic
  • Responsible for the Regional Education Events budget and the total number of planned events in the region

Job Requirements

  • University Master or Bachelor degree in business, science, medicine or similar 
  • At least 10 years professional experience in a similar role
  • Minimum 7 years of people management experience or relevant leadership experience
  • Proven experience in driving positive social impact through targeted and effective network development
  • Experience in medical events/course organization would be an advantage
  • Fluent written and verbal English, other regional relevant languages are a plus
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to manage, motivate and inspire a diverse team
  • Ability to establish and implement a strategic plan
  • High level of project and program management skills 


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:  May 8, 2024