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Working in the watch industry 


Our specialized consultants will find exactly the right job for you in the watch industry.


Do you have the contemporary skills that are in demand today in this traditional Swiss craft? Are you looking for a job or a long-term temporary position that matches your professional qualities? Then we look forward to supporting you on your way to your dream job in the watch industry.

For over 60 years, our HR specialists in or near Geneva, Neuchâtel, Biel, Delémont and Porrentruy have been working with the most renowned and largest employers in the watch industry and therefore offer you a wide range of interesting job profiles.

In addition, we are familiar with the requirements and corporate culture of the various watch manufacturers. In this way, you get a good feeling for which position suits you before you apply and you don't waste valuable time. We also support you in preparing your dossier and preparing your interview. Skill tests tailored to the watchmaking industry underline your skills. If a contract is concluded, Manpower offers you all the training opportunities that are relevant in the watch industry and guarantees optimal administrative management and compliance with all work agreements. You can assume that your application will be treated confidentially at all times.


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Profiles and skills in demand in the watch industry

  Specialized staffing

Traditional and cutting edge skills

Watches on display

Most sought-after profiles in the watch industry


The watch industry also moves with the times and is looking for well-trained watchmakers or related specialists who are familiar with the production of a wide variety of watch models. This includes up-to-date knowledge of all manufacturing processes, the operation of the most modern production tools, including machines. Skill and precision are required even with high productivity and are verified in workshops. In this way you underpin your qualifications and optimize your chances of success as well as your basis for negotiations. 


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Do your skills and your motivation match one of these job profiles? Then we look forward to your application.

  • Polishers 

  • CNC polymechanics

  • Quality control engineers

  • Specialized machine operators 

  • Watch designers

  • Watchmakers and mechanics

  • Nano and micro technician

  • Machine operators and production specialists in watchmaking

  • Employees in sales

  • Sales and logistics experts

  • Customer service




From the perfect résumé to the perfect interview

For many highly qualified candidates, putting together their application documents and revising their CVs is not really one of their favorite activities. Understandable, after all, you have other skills in demand.

We like to make it our task to highlight these. We check your résumé and tailor it to the position you are aiming for. This happens after we have found out in an initial interview which qualities you can particularly score with and before your CV is forwarded to your potential employer in the watch industry. We also offer workshops to optimize your CV. If your profile is well received, we will systematically prepare you for the upcoming interview

Long-term temporary commitments are particularly in demand in the watch industry during Covid-19 

COVID-19The corona pandemic hit the watch industry hard in many areas. Exports for luxury goods plummeted. The same goes for tourism, through which Swiss watches were largely sold. Some companies were only able to compensate for the economic losses with personnel adjustments. Flexible personnel solutions are therefore particularly popular at the moment, so that applicants for temporary positions have a good chance of joining one of the many well-known watch manufacturers. With the effect of the current measures and the possible introduction of a corona vaccine, the length of time could improve in the medium to long term, so that the prospect of a permanent position does not seem unrealistic.






Meet our Watch Industry experts

Frédéric Von Allmen

Magali Alves

Giovanni Ballay

Frédéric Von Allmen
Regional Manager Bienne, Fribourg, Jura, Neuchâtel
Avenue de la Gare 41
2800 Delémont
T: +41 58 307 27 60

Magali Alves Seixtas
Team Leader 
Esplanade de Pont-Rouge 2
1212 Grand-Lancy
T: +41 58 307 21 01

Giovanni Ballay
Branch Manager 
Route D’Alle 1B
2900 Porrentruy
T: +41 58 307 28 33