My Background

Gateway to elevator pitch and personality traits. Find my CV, core competencies, industries served and (self-)assessments.

Elevator Pitch

“I am a proven specialist for global Operations / Procurement / SCM in the consumer goods and technical supply industries as well as logistics with many years of int’l experience. I have successfully performed key relevant activities along the value creation chain of goods & services in wholesale & retail trading companies as well as producing entities. These work experiences paired with various trainings and further education allow a holistic attitude and pragmatic approach in everyday business life. The combination of my background, gathered experience and developed core competencies is for hire: Tailored Support & Services are available for your SME or organisation unit. As revenue is generated by sales but profit is made in procurement, hire me to transform your procurement staff in your enterprise into entrepreneurs in your procurement team. Contact me to learn more and about my Availability. I would be happy to specifically tackle value-adding challenges together with you. Here’s my Name Card.”

Profile & Competencies

Proven specialist for global Operations / Procurement / SCM with many years of international experience. Key relevant activities along the global value creation chain of goods and services. The gathered work experience A-Z include:

Brand Management (also private label) • Contract Management • Global Sourcing • Greenfield Operations • Intercultural Leadership • Lean Management (KAIZEN) • Marketing • Procurement (strategic / operational • direct / indirect) • SCM • Wholesale and Retail

The Core Competencies acquired domestically as well as abroad paired with various trainings and further education allow a holistic attitude and pragmatic approach in everyday business life. Furthermore, the successful 10+ years stationed in the procurement markets of Asia have had a strong influence on me: Here, I was able to acquire additional cross-national and multi-level leadership experience combined with intercultural competence. My personality is characterized by a down-to-earth hands-on mentality and a strong desire to make a difference. I am perceived as reliable, thoughtful and equipped with the ability to think and act outside the famous “box”.

International Experience

ASIA

Establish and operate a procurement organization consisting of international sourcing and purchasing offices as well as strategic RHQs in various countries all over Asia. On-site procurement market studies, feasibility analysis to setup own production facilities as well as evaluation to acquire an existing factory.

USA / CANADA

English and French language studies. Final exams, various seminars and workshops.

EUROPE

Business activities throughout Europe, mainly in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

SCANDINAVIA

Several work stays in Scandinavia, mainly in Sweden.

Education & Trainings

2018: Lean Manager (Certificate SGO) • 2011: CIP Kaizen (Workshops Lean Management) • 1999-2001: Business Administration (MBA Diploma in General Management) • 1997: LAN Administration (Certificates Computer Networking) • 1989-1991: Marketing Professional (Swiss Federal Diploma of Higher Education) • 1988-1989: Commercial Diploma (Diploma VSH) • 1982-1985: Designer Advertising Industry (Swiss Federal Diploma of VET).

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Industries Served

B2B → Lean management (KAIZEN) in general cargo logistics

B2C → Packaging for a world-famous brand in the cosmetic industry

B2B → Development of an int’l natural gas pipeline (clean energy)

B2B → Design and production of commercial advertising concepts

B2B → Wholesale of paper-related products to the printing industry

B2B → Wholesale of propulsion technology products and solutions

B2C → Production of print media and e-publishing

B2C → Global procurement of consumer goods for the retail market

B2B → Value creation chain of consumer goods and SCM consulting

B2B → Wholesale of metals / fastening technology / tools

B2B → Wholesale of own-branded electrical household appliances

B2B → Luxury goods packaging and SIS, POS / POP display solutions

(Self-)Assessments

I underwent an executive assessment with yet an other renowned Outplacement • Executive Coaching • Assessment firm in Switzerland and here are their findings.

Strengths

“Autonomous and able to assume responsibility. Communicate on various hierarchy levels addressee related. Strategic, analytical, curious and enjoy learning. Approach situations in a solution-oriented and pragmatic manner. See the big picture and Think Outside The Box.”

Weaknesses

“Sometimes quite details oriented and due to that often seem serious and factual. Somewhat high expectations towards people surrounding me and occasionally impatient as I like to see things done rather than just being talked about.”

Looking at the three outlined motifs in My Assessment, Eric as …

… a clearly contoured person who in different situations shows a homogeneous picture in his behavior and is focused on solving problems might be driven by total challenge, leading people and achieving goals with others as well as security and stability.

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