Fritz Kirchhofer has been with Ypsomed for 36 years and currently works as Operations Project Manager. In this role, he implements various industrialisation projects, such as the YpsoMate, for which we will manufacture the springs ourselves in future. During his time at Ypsomed, he has also managed numerous construction and infrastructure projects.

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Fritz Kirchhofer, Operations Project Manager at Ypsomed

What do you like about your work and the company?

I particularly like the fact that I have been able to make a big difference. The job of project manager has changed quite a bit over the years – but I still enjoy designing and implementing projects. When the project is completed, you can see what you have achieved.

What does a normal working day look like for you?

My working day usually starts early at 06:30 (or sometimes even earlier) and lasts until around 17:00 – sometimes even until 22:00. Since I have been here, there have been longer and shorter working days. I am mainly in my office, but I also go into production and socialise with my colleagues. The dialogue with production is very important to me.

How have you developed with us?

At the beginning of my time at Ypsomed, I helped to set up the toolmaking department and was responsible for device development. In addition to production management, my activities have steadily increased as the company has grown. The principle of ‘learning by doing’ has enabled me to develop my skills very well.

What is life like in Solothurn / Burgdorf?

The Emmental and Solothurn regions are very beautiful, it is wonderful on the River Aare. The whole region is very beautiful.

Do you commute? What are your experiences with it?

I live in Adelboden and there probably are not many journeys to work that are more beautiful than the one from the mountains to Emmental and back. I travel by car because it takes far too long by train. It takes me just over an hour to get there.

Name 3 hashtags you would use to describe Ypsomed.

#My half life Workplace #Growth #Motivation

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