Consulting

HK Trading Company Cost Down

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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.

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Brazil Local Entity Turnaround

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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.

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New site in Argentina

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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.

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Senior Consultant

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Cologne Area, Germany (2002-2006) – Senior Consultant at a management consultancy (13 major projects with German and European scope) specializing in procurement, including cost cutting, reorganization, implementation of purchasing strategy and others.

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Global Purchasing Excellence Program

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Cologne Area, Germany (2012-2014) – Redefined the purchasing strategy for Siegwerk. Initiated a raw material cost program, extended payment terms, reduced risk, upgraded purchasing & executed a generational change, transforming purchasing from transactional to business partner. Defined strategies for key raw materials and introduced asia sourcing.

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German Utilities Cost Down

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Ruhr Area, Germany (2004-2006) – As consultant defined and implemented cost down program, created strategies for key categories and ran supplier cost structure analyses. Defined a new approach for tendering a bulk of all civil engineering services in Germany and supported the tendering process at a „Top 3“ Utilities company […]