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Professional Background

Since 1/2011

AS Efficiency Management GmbH, Stuttgart / Düsseldorf

Founder and Managing Partner

  • Consulting of European Consumer Goods Companies emphasized on digitalization of retail and efficiency
  • Interim Manager in vacancy and turnaround situations
  • Supporting leading Private Equity and established Consulting companies as Senior Advisor and Senior Expert
  • 3 years chairman of the advisory board of Enso Detego GmbH, Graz and since 10/2014 chairman of the supervisory board of ADA Cosmetics International GMBH in Kehl

06/09 – 12/10

HUGO BOSS AG, Metzingen
Member of the executive board, COO / CIO
Chairman of the supervisory board of HUGO BOSS AG Switzerland

Reporting to: Full executive board and supervisory board

Own Responsibility: Cost volume of approx. 720 Mio Euro, 5’500 employees in own divisions globally

  • Group wide purchasing, sourcing, production, logistics and IT
  • Production facilities in Germany, Italy, Poland, Turkey, USA
  • Product development in Ticino, Switzerland
  • Purchasing sectors for mens / womens wear and leathergoods
  • Quality management and project office

Key achievements:

  • Cost reduction by approx. 60 Mio Euro p.a., EBITDA increase by approx. 3.5%-points
  • Performance improvement of the production plant in Cleveland, Ohio and Izmir, Turkey by 25%-points
  • Renegotiation of the logistic terms (cost reduction by 35% and lead time reduction by approx. 50%)
  • Efficiency improvement of the Asian sourcing offices
  • Verticalisation of all process from source to POS to strengthen the HUGO BOSS business model (DRIVE project)

10/08 – 05/09

Kühne+Nagel Management AG, Schindellegi, Switzerland
Senior Vice President Lifestyle Logistics Global

Reporting to: Member of the board for Contract Logistics

Own Responsibility: Sales volume 400 Mio. Euro

  • Development of a best-in-class-Supply Chain for the Fashion Industry from overseas production to reverse logistics at the POS
  • Acquisition of projects at Global Key Accounts
  • Direct reports from Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto, Baltimore and Hamburg
  • Performance responsibility for service development

01/03 – 09/08

Charles Vögele AG, Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland
Director Supply Chain and General Representative
Managing Director Charles Vögele Import GmbH

Reporting to: CEO and supervisory board

Own Responsibility: 800 employees in global logistics

  • Supply Chain Management worldwide
  • Group wide process and budget responsibility
  • Group wide project management (Project Office)
  • Coordinator of the process-related IT

Key achievements:

  • Efficiency increase and cost savings in the Supply Chain by approx. 30% in 850 branches in 8 countries
  • Increase of product availability on the shop-floor up to 99.8%
  • Reduction of lead time by approx. 60%
  • Implementation of a sustainable best-in-class-Supply Chain for clothing
  • RFID-Implementation from the source to the POS

07/97 – 12/02

KSA Kurt Salomon Associates, Düsseldorf
Partner and Managing Director Germany

Reporting to: Head Europe, Paris and CEO Global, Atlanta, USA

Own Responsibility: 65 employees, 30 Mio DM revenue

  • Personal annual acquisition volume of approx. 20 Mio DM
  • Support and advice of leading national and international companies (DAX listed companies) mainly fashion industry
  • Reorganization of top European textile trading companies
  • Development and implementation of a competitive business model for a worldwide operating chemical company in the fibre division

Key achievements:

  • Repositioning of KSA Germany as N 1 in the fashion and consumer goods industry in Europe
  • Return to profitability (started in a turnaround stage)
  • Doubling revenue with an EBIT of 22%

Additional Professional Career Steps

5 ½ years 

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (RP&P)

  • Managing Director RB&P, Sao Paulo
  • Head of Business Division for Textile / Clothing, Frankfurt
  • Senior-Consultant Organization / Strategy, Munich
3 ½ years

Kienbaum Unternehmensberatung, Düsseldorf

  • Member of the Executive Board
  • Expert advisor in section Strategy / Organization
4 years

NINO AG, Nordhorn

  • Technical Education in Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing
  • Establishing a sourcing office from scratch in Hong Kong
  • Managing Director for sales for France based Paris
  • Head of Sales for European Key Accounts

Educational Background

1980 – 1983

Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany

PhD studies in Business administration (personnel management and law) with award

1980 – 1983

European Business School (EBS), Östrich-Winkel, Germany

Lecturer at the EBS for general business administration, cost accounting and marketing

1976 – 1980

Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany

MBA in Economics, graduated with honors

   

Languages

  • German Native language
  • English Business fluent
  • French Good language skills
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