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Lead Organizational Design

11.12.2018 | Basel | 100%
Lead Organizational Design
Req ID: 151420
Job Function: Human Resources
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Management
Office Location: Basel - Corporate Head Office (PAC)

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for eleven core industries. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy and Project Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector.

The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in over 90 countries. Panalpina employs approximately 14,500 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.

We are looking to hire a Lead Organizational Design for leading and managing the company’s transformation projects with a focus on change management, the optimization of the organization’s design and operating models, as well as the development of process standardization.


• Development of creative and high-quality solutions in the design of Target Operating Models and derivation of organizational structures from the business strategy.

• Responsible for creating the blueprint for the organisation to move from the Current Operating Model onto the Target Operating Model.

• Design and deliver a change management and communication concept to ensure a successful transformation.

• To ensure key project deliverables including interdependency management such as risks, quality control, benefits realisation, reporting and other aspects following best practice.

• To ensure appropriate links with other initiatives and ensure that appropriate ownership is taken of risks and dependencies between projects is identified and managed appropriately.

• Lead, guide and support multiple work stream leads through the design and implementation of targeted change strategies including identification of change impacts to people, process, policy, and structure, stakeholder identification and alignment, appropriate communication and feedback loops, success measures, training, organizational readiness, and long-term sustainability

• Analyse data, evaluate results, and develop recommendations and road maps across multiple work streams

• Provide high quality reporting to Top Management, ensuring a “single source of truth” on the progress of each initiative


• Exceptional Project Management skills with strong focus on execution

• Superior knowledge of business processes

• Superior communication skills to interact effectively with employees on all levels of the organization to identify and resolve issues

• Familiarity with Project Management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle

• Experience in managing and transformational projects

• Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration/Economics

• At least 5 years’ experience in the field of Project Management and Organizational Design in an international environment


• Willingness to engage in constructive confrontation

• Willingness to challenge the status quo and to drive innovation and change

• Capable to make informed judgments and to generate practical, timely solutions

• High stress level (ability to work under pressure and deal with tight deadlines)

• Excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact effectively with all employees and all levels of management in identifying and resolving complex issues

• Resilience – demonstrates ability to push through resistance in a calm and focused manner

• Superior analytical and execution skills

• Highly service minded


• Fluent in English (written and spoken)

• German or other languages a plus

Computer Literacy

• Exceptional MS Office Skills, especially Excel

• Good knowledge of SAP®

Specifics for Job / Environment

• 5 minute walking distance from the Basel SBB train station

• International Working Environment