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HR solutions for the watch industry 


Our specialist HR advisors support the watch industry by supplying meticulously selected experts.


If time is a luxury, our recruiters will satisfy your personal needs quickly and based on a wealth of industry expertise as they know exactly which contemporary skills are currently in demand in this traditional Swiss sector.

Just like in many other industries, digital manufacturing methods and state-of-the-art production tools now form an integral part of watchmaking and highly specialised experts with an advanced level of training are more sought-after than ever. 

Notable Swiss watch manufacturers have faith in our ability to shortlist candidates – and with good reason, as Manpower has captained the industry for more than 60 years and has been there to see through every transformation with experienced staff. Candidates’ skilled craftsmanship, time management and ability to interpret and implement complex plans are put under the microscope as part of a test. If a contract is concluded, Manpower offers its employees the opportunity to complete all further training courses that are important in the watch industry.

We keep this expertise on hand for you in our pool of watch specialists from the areas around Schaffhausen, Geneva and Biel/Bienne – renowned areas in this industry. 


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What we offer watch manufacturers and suppliers

  Specialized staffing


Watches on display

Our specialist staff for the watch industry


We offer the right HR solutions for any time, either in the form of permanent or temporary positions, as well as an emergency pool. We take care of payrolling in the context of a mandate or outlay-based mandates. We are happy to deal with your enquiries and generally respond to them within 24 hours.


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Exceptionally well trained and highly motivated. These specialists would be happy to help you.  

  • Designers, researchers and developers for the next generation of watch models

  • Watch mechanics, watchmakers and clockmakers specialising in specific models

  • Micro- and nanotechnicians to take care of the smallest of tasks

  • Machine operators and production technicians to implement all manufacturing processes

  • Staff working in the quality control of materials and function

  • Watch vendors who speak the language of many customers

  • Sales, distribution and logistics staff to ensure timely distribution

  • Customer care and support for all customer enquiries  




Changes due to Covid-19

COVID-19The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the luxury branch – and with it the watch industry. It has suffered  a sharp decline in orders in recent months. Even though the worst seems to have been overcome and averted, long-term forecasts on the development of the economy and purchasing power are near to impossible and the sales markets for luxury goods worldwide have been hit too hard. HR planning is also suffering at the hands of the coronavirus. Flexible HR solutions secure watchmakers’ ability to act and reduce the risk of incurring high staffing costs in economically uncertain times.

The most sought-after profiles

Our specialized consultants recruit staff for our clients across Switzerland


Quality controllers


Distribution staff


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Six good reasons to choose Manpower Watch Industry

  Zuverlässig Reliable recruitment partner for all HR needs from a single source Medical Sector-specific expert knowledge of the labour market thanks to professional consultation teams and specialist professionals
  training Access to innovative Manpower online tools for tests, additional training, sourcing, recruitment and matching Online A global network supported by an international group
  Compliance Compliance with labour laws and collective bargaining agreements Schweiz Based locally and across Switzerland, Manpower is represented in all four linguistic regions

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Meet our Watch-industry experts

Frédéric Von Allmen

Magali Alves Seixas

Noemie Holzer

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

Noémie Holzer
Branch Manager 
Neuengasse 48
2503 Biel
T: +41 58 307 28 22

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