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School/CompanyUniversity of St. Gallen
Job TitleProgramme Director for Custom Solutions (CS) unit
Job categoryAcademic
Career level[not specified]
Job typeFull-Time
Job description

We are looking to appoint a Programme Director for our Custom Solutions (CS) unit.

The CS unit is the dedicated expert team of the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law at the University of St. Gallen (ES-HSG) and serving international companies in their effort to accelerate the holistic transformation of organizations for the betterment of business and society.

The ES-HSG is the leading institution of executive education in the German-speaking countries and among the top seven in Europe for over a decade. Being part of the renowned public University of St. Gallen with more than 40 institutes and competence centres. ES-HSG can leverage academic insights to create positive impact for leaders and organisations across the world.

The successful candidate will contribute to our continued growth reporting directly to the Director & Head of Custom Programmes while working with peers and the internal Programme Management team.

Programme Director (employment at 80-100%)


  • Market and competition monitoring, proactive acquisition of corporate clients and creation of competitive offers in response to Request for Proposals
  • Full responsibility for the design development, operational implementation, quality assurance and profitability of client programmes including the management of project teams consisting of clients and faculty
  • Further development of our strategic Executive Education offers around content as well as didactical approaches to create value for companies.
  • Communication and representation in internal, national, and international committees and associations
  • Participation in the (further) development of new products & services and its underlying methodology (e.g., didactics, pedagogy, EdTech)


  • Successful experience (10+ years) of project management & business development in a higher education, professional services, and/or corporate environment
  • Successful experience (5+ years) in developing and maintaining customer relationship with HR and business managers up to C-level and tailorizing superior organizational & individual learning & development interventions
  • Deep expertise in business and/or leadership development topics both in consulting and execution
  • Excellent analytical & conceptual thinking, entrepreneurial mindset, representation skills; ability to remain calm under pressure, meet multiple stakeholder needs simultaneously
  • Coaching and/or Teaching experience is a plus
  • Fluent in English & German


Could this be the opportunity you have been waiting for? For any further information please contact Barbara Hoffmann,

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Expiry date2022/12/31