Established in 1969, ZIMEX has continuously delivered worldwide specialized remote field operations. Based in Switzerland, the ZIMEX Group holds a Swiss and an Austrian Air Operator Certificate, owns its Maintenance Repair Facility and an Aviation Training Organization. With our 300 staff members, we operate and maintain our fleet of over 30 turboprop aircraft under European EASA Aviation Standards. Major petroleum industry companies, international humanitarian organizations, governments, UN agencies, express cargo and mail customers count on the proven professionalism, vast aviation know-how, own spare parts logistics, excellent safety record and high dispatch reliability of ZIMEX.

We want to strengthen our Airline Operations and are looking for a Chief Operating Officer Airline (all genders), based at our Headquarters in Glattbrugg, Switzerland.

You will directly report to our Group CEO and will be a part of our Executive Management Team.

Chief Operating Officer Airline 100 % (all genders)

Your main tasks:

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership to ZIMEX’s airline operations
  • Develop and maintain the excellent level of operating performance through increased reliability and efficiency
  • Analyze internal operations and identify areas for process enhancement
  • Provides overall direction to the airline (Flight & Ground Operations, Training, CAMO, Travel-Team) by developing short-term and long-term operational goals.
  • Lead Airline Nominated Persons and advises about other high-level hiring decisions
  • Closely work with other departments in order to maintain seamless service delivery
  • Building a highly inclusive culture that ensures team members can thrive and organizational outcomes are met.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and liaises with specialized colleagues for expert advice on operational and regulatory issues
  • Develop actionable business strategies and plans that ensure alignment with short-term and long-term objectives developed in coordination with CEO
  • Implement organization-wide processes and structures to ensure a robust business set-up


  • Extensive leadership experience within Airline Operations
  • Pilot experience
  • Advanced cost management expertise, plus proficiency with the practices, policies, and procedures of our industry.
  • Familiar with current EASA regulations and Safety best practices
  • Strong team development and staff management knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to control and coordinate a comprehensive work program.
  • Willingness to embrace and lead change and uphold a strong team culture, through demonstration of positive behaviors and leadership.
  • High-level accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide authoritative advice and undertake sound decision-making.
  • Profound skills in reporting, data analysis, and use of ICT software/devices.

This attractive position inside our company offers you an international working environment. We kindly ask you to apply with your full application details.

We look forward to receiving your complete
application documents by e-mail to:

Zimex Aviation Ltd.
Anja Kränzle
Cherstrasse 4
8152 Glattbrugg