Leading mechanical engineering company
Interim head planning, operational procurement and logistics
Managed operational troubleshooting to cope with major material shortages due to global supply chain interruptions. Optimized processes and IT tools, trained employees and worked out new organisational structure. Lead team of 70 employees.
Lead Tech Transfer & Scale up of COVID 19 vaccine production to new site
Overall responsibility to set-up two new sites at subcontractors for 70MM doses. Achieved ramp-up of commercial production and regulatory approval within 5 months. Lead cross functional team of 50 employees. Go to person for senior management for all aspects to the projects. Responsible for quality, timing & product availability
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.
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.
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)
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.