Germany (2019/2020) – Acted as Sr. Category Manager and later CPO of a family-owned speciality chemicals company and market leader, advancing the procurement excellence agenda and navigating procurement through the Covid-19 crisis.
Germany (2019) – For a chemical carve-out of a global chemical company, acted as senior advisor in defining the new procurement organization.
São Paulo/Shanghai/New Delhi (2018/19) – For the setup of a chemical distribution company in Brazil, provide sourcing intelligence and contacts to China and India, support in supplier qualification and sourcing process.
Hong Kong and Guandong (2018/19) – Lead of a procurement and operations cost down program for a b2b trading company in the fashion industry, including make vs buy, logistics optimization, renegotiation with major vendors and restructuring of the local procurement organization.
Eastern Europe (2018) – Lead of a procurement and operations cost down program for the local entity of a global conglomerate, including waste reduction, outsourcing of non-core activities and logistics optimization.
Cologne Area, Germany (2012-2018) – CPO at Siegwerk, a leading global ink manufacturer (member of the Global Leadership Team), reporting to the CFO. Strategic responsibility for >450m EUR annual direct and >150m EUR annual indirect spend, 3 direct and 5 indirect reports – ca. 50 people in total organization.