International Supply Chain Manager, Consultant, Interim Mana

International Supply Chain Manager, Consultant, Interim Mana

Work Experience

Ambitious Interim Manager and Consultant with extensive Supply Chain Management and Logistics experience is open for new international assignments in 2018. Has worked in large global corporations in different countries in FMCG, Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. Several years leadership of all Supply Chain functions for the Swiss Market Unit of a global Food & Beverage group. Always ensuring a strong collaboration with Logistics Providers, Suppliers, Customers and all other Stakeholders along the whole Supply Chain. Striving to make processes as efficient and effective as possible in order to offer an excellent Customer Service while still saving costs. Highly analytical, flexible and internationally mobile.

01/2017 – anticipated until early 2018 - Interim Supply Manager - Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland

• As Interim Manager responsible for part of a large project to integrate products from another acquired company into the Novartis portfolio; coordination of operational migration activities with Manufacturing Plants, Planning Departments, Project Teams, Customer Services, Logistics, Customers, Finance, Life Cycle Management, etc.
• Managing and ensuring reliable deliveries of more than 500 different products from production plants in North and South America, Europe and Asia to local Novartis country organisations all over the world
• Leading and participating in various sub-projects to further automate processes, reduce delays, avoid Stock Outs

03/2013 - 05/2016 - Supply Chain Manager - Pepsico Beverages Switzerland GmbH, Bern, Switzerland

• Leading all Supply Chain and Logistics Functions for the Swiss and Austrian Market Units (Production Planning, Procurement, Transportation, Warehousing, Distribution, Customer Service, etc.), 1 direct subordinate
• Responsibility for 3 warehouses at 3rd Party Logistics Partners, as well as external Customer Service
• Project Management and Coordination of all activities with internal and external stakeholders, e.g. for new product launches, product amendments, development of promotional products, de-listings
• Development and Implementation of new S&OP Planning processes (99% delivery reliability)
• Part - Project Leadership in significant change of Business Operating Model (100,000+ Euro Savings p.a.)
• Part - Project Leadership in Integration of new Product Categories and Distribution Channels into own portfolio

08/2010 - 02/2013 - Supply Chain Coordinator (Switzerland) - Global Beverage & Food Company

• Ensuring deliveries to Swiss Retail Customers are being made on time and in full
• Full responsibility for all logistics operations from production to customer delivery, incl. Customs Clearance
• Cross-functional coordination with all other departments including Marketing, Sales, Finance, Production, etc.
• Regular Management of Stock Counts and Inventory Reconciliation
• About 1 Mio Euro Budget responsibility for logistics costs

12/2008 - 07/2010 - Supply Leader (UK) - 3rd Party Logistics for Global Leading FMCG Company

• responsible for the availability of all materials for the production of customized goods
• Coordination of deliveries together customers, Suppliers and carriers
• Own development and implementation of a new Material Resource Planning System (MRP)
• Continuous initiatives to improve operational efficiency
• Responsibility over accuracy of full product inventory, 2 subordinates

04/2007 - 11/2008 - Delivery Reliability Manager (UK) - 3rd Party Logistics for Global Leading FMCG Company

• Ensuring products are being delivered on time and in full from the istribution Centre to UK retailers
• Full root causing of any outages and implementation of improvement actions to prevent reoccurrence
• Close collaboration with Customers, Warehouse Management, Despatch Operations, Import, Outbound Logistics, Transport, etc. to ensure excellent service levels are being achieved (99% on time and in full deliveries)
• Development and implementation of improvements to exceed KPI results, 2 direct subordinates

04/2006 – 03/2007 - Transport Shift Manager (UK) - 3rd Party Logistics for Leading US Petroleum Company

• Responsible for UK-wide petroleum and gas deliveries
• Operational planning of over 30 drivers and vehicles for all routes
• Calculating and authorizing driver’s wages, working time, holidays, etc. , strongly unionized environment

09/2005 – 03/2006 - Graduate Trainee Manager (UK) - 3rd Party Logistics

• Part of Management Development Program
• High involvement in setting up the most advanced Waste Electronic Equipment Recycling plant in Europe
• Development, Implementation and Training of new Standard Operating Procedures
• Improving the collection network and sortation processes for Waste Electronic Equipment

03/2005 – 06/2005 - Intern (Diploma Thesis - Automobile Logistics, Germany)

• Practical examination paper for university studies
• Topic: Establishing an efficient automotive parts supply network between automotive component suppliers in Eastern Europe and automobile manufacturers in Germany.

03/2004 – 09/2004 - Intern (Automobile Logistics, Germany)

• Various activities in the procurement logistics team within the heavy engines division
• Implementing improvements in handling and utilization of component parts
• Planning the demand and delivery of critical components from suppliers into the factory


10/2000 – 07/2005 - Studies, Business Administration - Germany
Major Subjects: 1. Logistics & Material Management, 2. Leadership & HR, 3. Computer Science

02/2003 – 12/2003 - Studies, International Management - Australia


• Supply Chain Management Expert
• FMCG, Food & Beverages
• Ensuring On Time and In Full deliveries
• S&OP Planning and Implementation
• Transport Planning
• Material / Component Planning
• Generating Savings in Logistics Costs
• Process Optimization
• Inventory Optimization
• International experience, globally mobile


German - fluent
English - fluent
French - intermediate
Spanish - basic


Excellent knowledge of MS Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)
Working knowledge SAP Applications
Working knowledge of Material Planning Tools (MRP)
Working knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Certificate of Professional Competence UK (National CPC)
Procter & Gamble Quality Assurance Key Element Certification
Institute of Leadership and Management Diploma Level 5