for Supply Chain & Controlling

Lead Order to Cash process for sale of portfolio of $ 600 MM

Coordination of Supply Chain, Finance, Regulatory, Quality, Commercial with buyer. Mapping current and working wout future process for 800 items.

Retail

Introduction harmonized prognosis and replenishment process in Europe

External evaluation of already started project for Vice President Category Management. Identified areas for improvement and recommendation for next steps. Interviews and workshops with key stakeholders in Supply Chain, IT, finance, external software provider, key users on local and group level.

Interim Head Supply Chain Controlling

Responsible for supply chain controlling of German market leader in segment with 1,5 bio revenue and 12 plants. Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting. Optimization of product costs and the Supply Chain footprint. Prozessowner for during conception phase of SAP-Hana implementation. Lead team of 8 employees.

E-commerce

Interim Head Controlling

Operational planing and controlling, Month end close. Optimized controlling systems and processes to increase cost visibility and cope with strong strong growth and international expansion (e.g. cost center structur, planning templates)

FMCG

Set up supply chain for new product introduction in Europe

Lead project for setting up supply chain for new product launch with $100 MM sales and $20 MM investment. Coordinated interfaces between production, logistics, purchasing R&D and marketing. Go to person for senior European management. Responsible for quality, timing, investment and product costs.

Pharmaceutical industry

Streamlined batch release process to reduce backlog by 50%

Created visibility in status of batch release by creating interface from quality system to SAP and a daily report. Coordinated release of short term priority batches between sales, quality management and supply chain. Conceptualized and implemented improved administrative and logistic processes of batch release. Increased efficiency and to reduce backlog in batch releases in 6 months by 50%.

Consumer Healthcare

Financial evaluation and business plan for European rollout of product

Financially evaluated potential launch scenarios. Worked out business plan in cooperation with product management, sales and supply chain. Provided business decision support during launch phase.

Food Retailing

Optimized item selection for permanent inventory

Worked out and quantified saving potentials. Defined, coordinated and tested software implementation of revised algorithm. Reduced number of items for daily inventory and workload by 75% while maintaining stock accuracy.

Pharmaceutical industry

Implemented reporting tool for global cost saving project in procurement and supply chain

Integrated previous various independend reporting tools by functions, initiatives and locations. Set-up flexible data base and standardised consolidation to avoid double counting issues and ensure data consistency. Significantly increased in data transparency, data availability and quality while reducing workload.

E-commerce

Set-up automated management reporting system

Streamlined reporting by creating IT interfaces with source data and flexible database structure. Optimized KPI’s and standardized of reporting requirements. Moved from email to intranet based distribution following pull instead of push concept. Increased transparence, data availability and quality while reducing workload by 80%. Rolled out concept as best practice to the other European subsidiaries.

E-commerce

Evaluated financial implications on marketing activities and pricing models

Provided business decision support to marketing and product managers. Worked out financial implications on potential scenarios, conducted risk assessment and post launch variance analysis. Project examples: New shipping price model, gift certificates, web analytics, rebates, cross selling, mailings.

FMCG

New European sourcing strategy and integration of new acquired factories

Conducted financial analyses to define new production European footprint involving major production transfers and a factory closure. Set-up financial processes in new acquired factory and coached local finance team.

Internet

Interim CFO for start-up with six subsidiaries during turnaround situation

Provided financial leadership during restructuring and reorganization after a management change. Set up operational controlling, accounting and human resources. Prepared month and year end close. Cooperated with auditors, tax consultant and investors.

Mechanical engineering

Interim Manager – production controlling

Increased transparence in product costs by creating new planning and reporting environment. Automated operational processes (e.g. reduction of workload for closing activities by 30%). Conducted month- and quarter end close, budgeting and reporting

Consumer Healthcare

Interim Manager – Operative planning und controlling

Provided business decision support for marketing und product management. Preparation of month-end close in US-GAAP, conducted reporting and variance analyses.

Food retailing

IT project lead for prognoses und replenishment

Optimized daily prognoses and automated disposition in 7000 stores. Lead concept, implementation and roll-out. Coordinated IT projects with logistics, sales and software developers. Ensured timing, costs and functionality. Project include e.g. daily inventory, master data clean up, capacity utilization increase, out of stock reduction.

FMCG

Packaging transfer from copacker to internal factory

Coordinated set-up von packaging lines, qualification, supply & demand planing. Aligned interfaces between production, logistics, purchasing, co-packer and sales. Ensured timing, product availability and cost controlling

Pharmaceutical industry

Process improvement production and packaging for tablets

Identified and implemented of process improvements in handling deviations and complaints. Created automated reporting with direct system interface to reduce workload. Trained and coached quality managers in methodology to conduct GMP compliant investigations (e.g. 5W, Ishikawa)

Food retailing

Optimization of logistics and product availability of promotional items

Increased delivery frequency without further shipments by leveraging underutilized fleet of fresh supplies from same warehouse location. Defined and implemented software adjustments with warehouse, supply chain, sales and developers.

E-commerce

Dismantled backlog in reminder process after introduction of debit payment

Conceptualized and implemented reminder process for returned debits. Set up of access database with automated interface to bank. Dismantled a € 1 MM backlog within three months.

Automotive

Optimized administrative handling of reusable containers

Conceptualised and implemented Visual Basic based software program for monitoring of containers by automation the administration and printing of delivery notes. Reduction of administrative workload by 70%.

Food retailing

Automated detection and clearing of inconsistencies in master data

Defined algorithm, worked out overall concept and lead IT implementation. Automated correction of master data ensuring correct stock maintenance for composite items. Coordinated sales, master data management, customer service and software developers.

Food retailing

Quantification of saving potentials for optimized weekly delivery cycle

Analyzed weekly distribution of supply quantities for food chain with 2000 stores. Elaborated and quantified saving potential for scenarios with optimized utilization of warehouse, transport fleet and workforce in stores.

Consumer Healthcare

Financial evaluation and business plan for European rollout of product

Conducted financial evaluation of launch scenarios. Worked out business plan in cooperation with product management, sales and supply chain. Provided business decision support during launch phase.

Retail Fashion

New stock inventory valuation systematic

Lead implementation of stock inventory valuation systematic to maximize write-offs within tax regulations in cooperation with IT and external tax consultants.