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Business Operations Internship for Testing Services

  • Praktikum
  • Vollzeit
  • Zurich

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Leader in Textile Innovation

At HeiQ (, LSE:HEIQ), we are on a mission to improve the lives of billions of people by «heiqing» materials. Since our inception as spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) in 2005, we have created some of the most effective, durable and high-performing textile technologies on the market today. Over 300 brands like Burberry, Zara, Burton, Patagonia, Speedo, Uvex, Itochu, or Serta Simmons sell products with our technologies inside. This makes every-day products more functional, more comfortable and more sustainable – and has won us 18 awards that we are proud of. HeiQ combines the flexibility and dynamism of
a young and customer-oriented company with the professionalism of an international, stock market listed player. In order to continue our growth story, we are looking for a motivated

Business Operations Intern for Testing Services (6 months, 100%)

This internship provides a unique opportunity for graduates with a business, finance, or science related degree to put your knowledge to a test and get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The role is located in our Headquarter Schlieren, Switzerland and reports directly to the Group Chief of Staff.

Your responsibilities:

  • Analysing existing business operations (processes, systems, skills & behaviours, organisation), with a focus on our global Testing Services organisation.
  • Identifying a set of quick-wins and further potential for optimisation of revenue and cost generation.
  • Developing a plan for implementation of said optimisation.
  • Supporting the implementation of the plan, among other helping system product owners in the optimisation of our digital systems (CRM, ERP, LIMS).
  • Defining and tracking key indicators of performance improvement.
  • Playing a liaison role between laboratory testing operations and headquarters planning.

Your are:

  • A relentless go-getter.
  • A learner, not a knower.
  • Very structured and diligent yet pragmatic and result-driven.
  • Adaptable and flexible; able to think quickly in stress situations.
  • With great interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fully professionally proficient in English (mandatory for all employees working at HeiQ – additional languages are advantageous).

You bring:

  • Bachelor or Master in Business Administration, Finance, Technology Management, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Analytical skills to resolve problems and think creatively.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • A flair for MS Excel and digital systems & tools (SaaS, CRM, ERP).
  • Previous internships in operations or management consulting are a plus.
  • Proven leadership experiences (sports, military, social groups, etc.) are a plus.
  • Experience working in a fast-growing startup or scale-up is a plus.
  • A winning attitude, sense of ownership, and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success.

We offer:

  • Practical experience working in business operations and general management.
  • Shadowing and training experiences with knowledgeable professionals.
  • Hard work, a breath-takingly high pace, and a direct communication style.
  • An extraordinary, multi-cultural team and a diverse, inclusive, meritocratic culture.

Does that sound like a great challenge to you? Then we look forward to receiving your application asap. Only suitable candidates will be contacted. Applications of Non-EU/EFTA Citizens without valid work permit for Switzerland cannot be considered. We will be in touch as soon as possible.

About us:

HeiQ is three-in-one company: Scientific research, Specialty materials manufacturing and Consumer ingredient branding, all for improving the lives of billions of people by adding functionalities to all kinds of materials. HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation creating some of the most effective, durable and high-performance textile technologies in the market today.

  • Founded in 2005 during a hike in the Swiss Alps
  • Listed on the London Stock Exchange Main Market (LSE:HEIQ) since 2020
  • Founders: Carlo Centonze & Dr. Murray Height
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) spin-off
  • More than 200 professionals of 20 nationalities in 12 countries on 5 continents
  • Boundless academic research network and internal development specialists
  • Today, PhD’s around the world are working on HeiQ projects
  • Swiss headquarters with subsidiaries in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and USA
  • 35,000 tonnes per year manufacturing capacity in its sites in Switzerland, Australia & USA

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