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 Expert  729369

Expert in Automotive Global Supply Chain Management, Business Planning and Lean Change Management

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Expert is a Global Supply Chain Manager, Business Planer and Lean Change Agent at a global Tier 1 automotive supplier of mobile electronics and transportation systems, including powertrain, safety, steering, thermal, controls and security systems, electrical and electronic architecture and car entertainment technologies. Expert has over 20 years of experience and education in purchasing & supply chain management and engineering, global sourcing, negotiations and contract management. He has over 15 years of experience in development & implementation of lean processes and workflow management in purchasing and engineering. In addition, Expert is Six Sigma certified and experienced about material cost savings initiatives and continues improvement activities. He received his Electrical Engineering degree from University of Gelsenkirchen and his economics degree from Essen, School of Business Management.

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automotive engineering design review


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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1999   MBA   Economics   FH Gelsenkirchen  
1996   Master   Electrical Engineering   Management Academy  
1993   Electronic Technician   Electrical Engineering, Major: Electronics   Fachschule für Technik  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to




Global Supply Management


Global Supply Chain Manager, Process & Systems Manager


Leadership, motivation and development of 80 direct employees, interdisciplinary management of 1,100 employees worldwide in 8 technology and customer service centres and 138 production plants in 30 countries through clear target agreements. • Participation in the negotiations and the development of framework agreements for the TOP 100 suppliers worldwide. • Development and implementation of cost reduction programs with the help of Six Sigma and Lean Change Management Methods. • Development and monitoring of global purchasing strategy. • Implementation and management of the globally operating process centres (restructuring and outplacement of tactical purchasing activities) resulting in a 30% reduction in operating budgets and headcount

2002 to 2007




Global Supply Management


EMEA Supply Chain and Process & Systems Manager


Leadership, motivation and development of 8 direct employees, interdisciplinary management of 250 employees in Europe 3 technology and customer service centres and 54 production plants in 18 different countries through clear target agreements. • Development, implementation and monitoring of procurement processes and procedures for strategic and operational management of European purchasing activities (Global Sourcing, Engineering request, supplier selection, quality control). • Development, integration and implementation of specific IT systems, such as e-sourcing, SAP 4.6, supplier portals and scoring systems, tracking and reporting systems for supplier selection and performance monitoring, global sourcing system for the timely introduction of new parts and interface management in different departments. • Responsible for the development and consolidation of the strategic and operational material budget and performance/ metric management. • Management of the development of the Direct Material Flow application, a software for contract management, project monitoring, quality assurance and performance evaluation.

2000 to 2002




Global Supply Management


Single Point Buyer, Electronic Components,


Global sourcing of electronic components (crystals, resonators, resistors, inductors and transformers). • Implementation of procurement strategies and negotiations with global suppliers in the light of QSTP (Quality, Service, Time, Price) guidelines. • Reducing the supplier base, developing and implementing cost reduction programs. • In 2 years, I achieved a 25% reduction of the overall budget in line with a 50%reduction of the supplier portfolio.

1996 to 2000






Head of Financial and Technical Department


Management of production and warehouse in Essen. • Leadership, motivation and development of 30 employees from the trades of wood processing, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. • Management of the operational procurement and logistics. • Selection and negotiations with local suppliers. • Development and implementation of complex electronic and electrical circuits of the measuring control and regulation technology

Career Accomplishments:



Six Sigma Green Belt

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He is an analyst at an investment management firm, and liked to spoke with an expert who can explain the Switched Reluctance motor part industry. Specifically, we reviewed:i) applications of the parts and their benefits and drawbacks;ii) the major players in the industry and their competitive dynamics; andiii) any intellectual property issues that may be prevalent.
  • He is an analyst at an investment management firm, would like to speak with a Council Member who is knowledgeable about Sensata sensors and controls. Specifically he liked to discuss these products with an Expert who could describe how they are used in the automotive industry as well as other industries.
  • They are a project team at a professional services firm has requested to speak with an Expert who are knowledgeable on the competitive market trends impacting the following analog semiconductor products/end-markets: We reviewed following topics:1.) Voltage regulator (power management) analog semiconductor devices for mobile handsets2.) Semiconductor discrete Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) for industrial/utility and automotive applicationsSample Discussion Topics:1.) How well do you understand the voltage regulator (for mobile handset)/IGBT (for industrial/utility applications) market? Please describe your experience in the sector?2.) How familiar are you with key competitive trends (e.g. key players, concentration of key players, ASP and margin levels and trends etc) for these products/markets?3.) How familiar are you with underlying technical/manufacturing trends (process technology, node feature width, R&D levels, product life-cycle, in-sourced versus foundry manufacturing, key technical trends etc) for these products/markets?4.) Do you understand the various distribution/sale models (key customers, channels, key buying factors, single vs multiple sourcing etc) for these products/markets?
  • He is an analyst at an investment management firm, who liked to spoke with an expert who could discuss their role as a buyer of semiconductor components at an automotive manufacturer. Specifically, we reviewed the overall market trends and dynamics for the components.
  • He is an analyst at an investment firm based in Hong Kong, who would like to spoke with a expert who is knowledgeable about the global auto fastener industry. Below are the specific topics that we discussed:1. fastener industry trend2. fastener supplier selection3. key purchasing criteria4. major fastener suppliers' performance
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
He is able to review industrial & automotive structure, market, technology and competitive trends regarding price, quality, design and technology. In addition he is able to offer opportunity to review design in activity, supplier evaluation process & global sourcing process for choosing supplier in automotive environment.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

In his role as Global Supply Manager and Business Planer on a head quarter, corporate Level, he is working for one of the largest TIER 1 Automotive Suppliers. They purchase material from a global supply base (+7000 Suppliers) for 138 manufacturing locations with a total annual purchase value in CY10 of 4 digits Mio USD.


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