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Director Global Purchasing

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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.

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LATAM Regional Purchasing Head

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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.

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Brazil SCM Manager

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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.

Consulting

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.

Consulting

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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Global SAP Roll-Out Spokesperson

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Cologne Area, Germany (2012-2018) – At Siegwerk directly responsible for the purchasing stream of the SAP Roll-Out and business spokesperson to the SAP Roll-Out team and Board of Management. Successful SAP-Roll-Out in 12 countries in five years. Harmonization of purchasing tools and integrating these into the upgraded IT-landscape.