São Paulo, Brazil (2009-2012) – Purchasing Head at the subsidiary of Siegwerk, a global ink manufacturer (Member of the regional management team), reporting to the Head of South America. 6 direct reports, 4 indirect reports (country purchasing heads), total staff of 10 and 40m EUR TP annual spend managed.
São Paulo, Brazil (2009-2011) – SCM Manager at the Brazil subsidiary of Siegwerk, a global ink manufacturer, reporting to the MD Brazil. 4 direct reports, total staff of 45. Key successes: DIO improvement with reduced inventory adjustments, better production utilization, major customer site transfer without disruption, reduced waste.
São Paulo, Brazil (2010-2011) – As project lead, managed interview process of likely customers for printing inks on the market potential and requirements. Coached local team in market survey, basic finance and cost structure analysis. Supported generation of annualized STNC of >6m USD in 24 months (previously near nil).
São Paulo, Brazil (2010-2012+) – Local lead in the Due Dilligence for the acquisition of a Brazilian competitor of Siegwerk also acting as liaison to head office. Furthermore operationally responsible for SCM and Purchasing streams and HS&E audits of two sites of the target.
São Paulo, Brazil (2008-2012) – As local manager conducted turnaround with Siegwerk Brazil MD, regional CFO and regional VP. Moved EBITDA from negative to break-even with positive sales. Reorganized structure supported hiring of local management team. Accompanied transfer from toll-manufacturing agreement to own production.
Annemasse, France (2011-2012) – As project lead worked with the Siegwerk VP of Innovation in setting up a business plan for innovation. Prepared a P&L for the unit for the setup of operations in India and China with subsequent global roll-out with further operations in Brazil, USA, and Russia.
Singapore and Shanghai (2010-2011) – As project lead managed market-survey team in interviewing packaging companies in China, India and SEA on the market potential for tobacco and labels inks. Prepared five-year business plan with full P&L. Project generated CAGR at 4x market levels at improved margins.
Shanghai, China (2007-2009) – As project lead managed Pan-Asia team in interviewing customers on the market potential for flexible packaging inks. Prepared five-year plan with full P&L. Business generated CAGR at double market levels at improved margins. Rolled out template for future strategic initiatives in emerging markets.
Buenos Aires, Argentina (2007-2008) – Responsible for project controlling with global engineering and corporate financial controlling on the construction (time and costs) of the new primary site for South America in Argentina. Prepared decision papers for the Board and made suggestions for project improvement. Completed with go-live of site.
Cologne Area, Germany (2007-2009) – Project Manager to the CEO at Siegwerk, a global packaging and publication ink manufacturer, reporting to the CEO.