Chief of Staff to CEO

Fort Worth, TX
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Feb 3, 2023

A career at Alcon is like no other. We are innovative. We are impactful. We are the largest eye care medical device company helping restore sight and allowing millions of people worldwide to see brilliantly. We have a long history of industry firsts and a diverse highly talented team that keeps us on the cutting edge.

The Chief of Staff reports directly to the CEO and plays a critical role in helping the CEO drive Alcon’s strategic priorities. This role is a trusted advisor to the CEO and top executives in driving results, facilitating effective and focused discussions, and ensuring efficient operations at the executive leadership level.


Lead material creation for CEO’s monthly and quarterly reporting commitments (i.e., Alcon Executive Leadership team and meetings, Board of Directors, key events) in strong coordination with functions providing contentSupport functions in preparation for key presentations (e.g., Board of Directors), ensuring high quality, message consistency across presentations, and timelinessCollaborate with functions to drive strategic priorities, through direct and indirect influencingSupport functions on structuring problems, planning, and setting recommendationsLead setting of yearly strategic priorities at the enterprise level, to then be cascaded into the organizationAct as thought partner to the CEO and to leaders across AlconLead special projects at request of the CEO of AlconDrive operational efficiency and focus at the corporate level, by managing agenda for key meetings, guiding presenters in standards and deadlines, ensuring action items are done


Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent years of directly related experience (or high school +18 yrs; Assoc.+14 yrs; M.S.+7 yrs; PhD+3 yrs) The ability to fluently read, write, understand, and communicate in English10 Years of Relevant Experience Work hours: StandardTravel Requirements: 5-10%Relocation assistance: YesSponsorship available: No


An advanced degree (MBA, JD, MD, or PhD)Prior experience at a top-tier management consulting firm, operating as project leader or beyond, having ideally been exposed to the Pharma or Ophthalmology industriesExcellent ability to quickly learn/synthesize complex topics and focus on value driversVery strong intellectual capacity, with proven ability to work on many different topics in parallel, and to prioritize effectively (distinguishing urgency and importance)Excellent conceptual and analytical skills with a track record of structuring and preparing communication materials for senior executives (including excellent PowerPoint skills)High emotional intelligence as reflected by excellent social and interpersonal skills, a deep sense of self-awareness and self-controlProven ability to collaborate effectively across a global, matrix companyExcellent project and process management skills (e.g., at times might coordinate as many as 10-15 different documents in parallel for Alcon or ELT audiences, incorporating input from many sources)Very high attention to detail (without losing sight of the big picture) to ensure highest quality levels at all timesOrganizational skills, results orientation, collaboration and influencing abilities, business acumen, and the utmost level of integrity (including management of highly confidential information)

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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