My Background

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Profile

Proven specialist for global Operations / Procurement / SCM in the consumer goods and technical supply industry with many years of international experience (>10 years stationed in Asia).

Key relevant activities along the value creation chain of goods and services in wholesale and retail trading companies as well as producing entities.

Numerous years of accumulated know-how in global procurement and SCM for the wholesale and retail trade of consumer goods of all kinds in third-party and private labels both domestic and abroad as well as marketing and distribution in fastening technology / metal construction, power transmission engineering, printing industry and advertising technology.

These work experiences paired with various trainings and further education allow a holistic attitude and pragmatic approach in everyday business life.

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Int’l Experience

ASIA

Setup and operate a procurement organization consisting of international sourcing & purchasing offices in various countries all over Asia. Feasibility study of production sites in Vietnam and Cambodia and evaluate the acquisition of an existing factory in China.

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.

Seeking support in global Operations / Procurement / SCM for your SME or unit? Look no further. Tailored Support & Services are available on a project basis or you hire me for longterm, permanent employment.

Industries Served

Industries Served

B2B → Design and production of commercial advertising concepts

Industries Served

B2B → Wholesale of own-branded electrical household appliances

Industries Served

B2B → Whole sale of power transmission products and solutions

Industries Served

B2C → Global procurement of own-branded consumer goods for the retail market

Industries Served

B2B → Consulting value creation chain of consumer goods and SCM

Industries Served

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

Industries Served

B2B → Wholesale steel / metals / fastening technology / tools

Industries Served

B2C → Production of print media and e-publishing

Industries Served

B2B → Whole sale of paper- and related products to the printing industry

Personality Traits

Traits Conclusion

Self-Assessment

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.

Publications

I have been active in the fields of global Operations / Procurement / SCM as well as all the processes thereof for more than two decades by now. Along the way, I have developed not only a certain level of expertise but also true interest in all the challenges involved. Following are some chosen essayes and insight material made available online for you.

Projects → My Interests
Lean Management

Lean management is a long-term approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.

This presentation (in German) comes along with emphasis on KAIZEN and Kanban as well as 5S and value stream mapping.

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