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Do you need professional assistance in purchasing, procurement or supply chain management?

Do you have:

  • a prolonged vacancy?
  • capacity constraints in project management?
  • a lack of specific procurement know how?


As Interim Manager I will gladly provide you with the needed skills and experience temporarily and permanently for the management of the division, team or project such as:

  • purchasing and process optimization
  • restructuring, development and implementation of sourcing strategies
  • product group strategies
  • cost reduction programs
  • employee training.
 

Competences

Procurement analyses

Procurement positioning

In recent years, new strategies and ways of thinking as well as the technical possibilities in information and communication have changed the world of work fundamentally. The materials management has come more into focus, and methods such as single sourcing, just-in-time and ship-to-line change tasks and organization. Through this new complexity and diversity, it has become much more difficult to evaluate the performance of the purchasing department.

As an outside standing expert I can within a reasonable time create transparency, facilitate positioning, identify necessary actions and formulate principles and proposals to increase the efficiency of procurement.


Procurement optimization

Performance improvement of procurement

Do you aim to:

  • reduce costs?
  • optimize the processes?
  • efficient risk management?
  • improve the value added contribution?
  • increase the product/performance benefits?


When do you start outsourcing? To whom, why and how? I can help you answer these questions by creating your purchasing strategy, department of category management and achieving better purchasing performances.


Vacancy bridging

Fast and flexible solutions for open positions or capacity bottlenecks

Whether it be an unforeseen absence, a new project, a capacity bottleneck or a task-force team, I will have the solution. Thanks to my experience from many different industries I can carry on important tasks immediately and without interruption.


Project procurement

Missing capacity, missing know-how


You are looking for an expert with a specific technical know-how which is not available or shall be built up.

As an interim manager I can help you to keep a competitive position in the future and by incorporating years of experience make processes more efficient without heavily burdening the personal expenditure. I can bring my technical and management experience into your company and establish new supplier networks.

 

Experience

Experience and skills

Many years of experience in sourcing, procurement and supply chain management functions in large companies and SMEs in the engineering, electrical, automotive and watch industries and the construction sector.

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modelling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Member of the executive board and leadership of multilingual teams at international level.

Experience facilitating groups of individuals to create solutions and delivering continuous improvement programs.

Procurement and project management experience as:

  • production relocation within Europe, from and to China/USA
  • change of integrated ERP systems from AS400 to SAP, Mowex to Oracle
  • development and implementation of new high-tech components (ultra capacitor, chips,DC-
    motors)
  • evaluation and implementation of a new quality management software with SAP interface
  • evaluation and negotiation of a PCB assembly line
  • conception and introduction of a computerized stock management.


Evaluation and selection of new suppliers, as well as long-term relationship with suppliers in an international environment.

Supplier audits, qualifications, evaluations and follow up in accordance with ISO norms 9001, 140001 and TS 16949.

International procurement marketing, market and cost analyses.

Development and implementation of purchasing contracts, management instructions, policies, and procedures for capital expenditure and services.

Negotiation and elaboration of supplier and subcontractor contracts and agreements.

Experience in procurement of IT hardware and software, global negotiation and management of license agreements.

Fluent in German, French and English (written and spoken) and basic knowledge of Italian and Japanese.



References

Purchasing Manager Europe
Johnson Electric International AG, Murten (8 years)
Global leader in motion products, control systems and flexible interconnects

Head of Purchasing
Renata SA, Itingen (4 years)
Subsidiary of Swatch Group, Leader in production technology of coin cells

Inventory Manager Europe/South Africa/Dubai
Briggs & Stratton AG, Freienbach (4 years)
World’s largest producer of gasoline engines

Head of Purchasing
Bernard Sottas SA, Bulle (1 year)
Steelwork and facades

Head of purchasing and member of the executive board
montena SA, Rossens / Maxwell Technologies SA (10 years)
Capacitor technologies (high voltage-, medium-high voltage- and ultracapacitors), power factor correction systems and winding machines

 
 
 

Contact

Do you have a question? Would you like a non-binding offer? Please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you soon. You can also reach me by telephone: +41 79 263 50 48

 
 
 
 
 
 
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