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CEO, SCM Manager, Customs & Trade Compliance Executive, Prog

CEO, SCM Manager, Customs & Trade Compliance Executive, Prog

Work Experience

Nov 2016 - today
Senior Advisor/ Project Manager, ZC Zenal Consulting Ltd
· Senior Program/ Project Advisory in Supply Chain transformation and internationalization initiatives in freelance mode

Sep 2012 - Oct 2016
Managing Partner (Founder & Owner), Fusion Consulting GmbH
· Led the company in 4 years from one to more than 25 people with a revenue of 5m CHF and 2 European subsidiaries
· Responsible for whole company group strategy, operations, staffing, cooperation partner management, service offerings and quotations
· Account Management for key clients
· Major own project assignments as Senior Supply Chain, Customs & Trade Compliance Advisor at Novartis, Merck, Lonza, PPG, Cloud&Heat as well as Honeywell including following responsibilities:

- Program Advisory – Supply Chain Optimization
- Project Manager – SAP GTS (Customs & Trade Compliance) Initiative
- Trade Compliance Strategy Senior Advisory
- Senior Supply Chain Lead Consultant (Process Optimization & Organizational Change)
- Logistics & Internationalization Advisor
- Corporate Evaluation Lead - Global Trade Compliance Application Harmonization
- Concept & Pre-Program Planning Lead for a global SAP SCS+ & GTS Roll-out

Oct 2011 - Aug 2012
Managing Consultant, Lodestone Management Consultants AG
· Account Management for company Honeywell incl. coordination of all initiatives
· Acquisition/ sales for various potential clients, responsible for proposal, offer and SOW creation, budget tracking and control of invoicing

Project Experience:
· Honeywell
Project Manager and Conceptual Solution Design Lead to implement a Slovakian Plant into the Supply Chain and Customs processes including Intrastat and continuous Senior Advisory in terms of Trade Compliance integration into the Supply Chain as the right-hand man of the Global Trade Compliance Director

· Novartis International
Global SHAPE-GTS Roll-out Concept & Planning (cross-divisional) including Vendor Solution Evaluation

Jul 2008 - Sep 2011
Manager, ABeam Consulting (Deloitte spin-off)
· Head of Service Area SCS+ (Customs & Foreign Trade incl. SAP GTS, Supply Chain Integration and SC Security) incl. solution/ service offering development, marketing & event activities, resource management, hiring & cooperations. Sales/ business development, account management and counselor responsibility.

Project Experience:
· Novartis International
Leading the conceptional solution design/ Deputy Business Program Manager of a cross-divisional Logistics/ Trade Compliance initiative to implement a solution for the obligatory requirement of electronically export management in Europe, regional harmonization coordination, full Supply Chain integration including highly complex intercompany setup/ central global turntable, Process Management and Organizational Change Management. Add. assignment as Global SAP Super User Certification PM.

· Honeywell
External Consulting Lead/ Project Manager and Senior Advisor for various global initiatives in the area of Supply Chain Optimization/ Trade Compliance/ Customs/ SAP GTS.

· Kautex
Senior Consultant, Conceptual Solution Architect and Project Management Advisory in the area of Customs Tariff Number harmonization, Compliance Screening, whole European successful AEO Certification with own developed method and logistics improvement initiatives.

· Ecolab
Business Process Manager/ Country Lead for Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Initiative based on an own method containing Kaizen, Lean and Six Sigma principles. Assignment included running large client workshops, Process Management and Organizational Change Management tasks and root cause analysis.

Jan 2006 - Jun 2008
Novartis Pharma
· Senior Business Analyst Logistics (SAP Consulting SD/MM + internal Business Consulting and Project Management responsibility)

- Internal SAP Account Manager for several international entities
- Global SPOC for SAP Trade Compliance/ Customs and SC Integration topics
- Responsibility for Supply Chain Management/ Intercompany Logistics initiatives like:
> LEAN Move (cross-docking of the central intercompany logistics hub in Switzerland)
> Global harmonization of logistics electronic data exchange
> Various Supply Chain Management mid-sized optimization initiatives

Mar 2003 - Dec 2005
Novartis Pharma
· Internal SAP Supply Chain Consultant (SAP SD/MM)

Member of global SAP implementation program (various entities) in the logistics area, responsible for SD/MM customizing, implementing solutions also for complex scenarios as intercompany returns, consignation, subcontracting, extended workbench and critical Supply Chain reporting tools.

Jan 2002 - Feb 2003
Novartis Pharma
· Supply Chain Business Process Expert

Team member of initial SAP implementation project for Novartis Pharma AG, in the area of Supply Chain Management as process and organization expert, mainly for detailed clarification of as-is situation and joint development/approval of the to-be targets. Special focus on complex intercompany logistics process streams and central distribution hub. This assignment included also training responsibility and partial execution for 40 logistics users.

Jul 2000 - Dec 2001
Novartis Pharma
· Country Logistics Manager

Responsibility for about 25 African customers and humanitarian organizations with following main activities:
- Demand planning for the customers
- Responsibility for order fulfillment from order entry till invoicing
- Handling and consideration of export requirements incl. licenses
- Transportation planning together with internal shipping department
- Handling of contracts, letters of credit, bank guarantees and collection business

Aug 1997 - Jun 2000
Novartis Pharma
· Commercial apprenticeship

Sep 1996 - Jun 1997
German Armed Forces
· Military service with final military rank: lance corporal


Final examination: Bachelor (+ one year): „Business Economist FH”
University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz) Basel, Switzerland


- Management, Strategy, Growth & Internationalization
- Supply Chain Management, Customs & Trade Compliance
- Customs & Trade Compliance Applications
- Startup Advisory & Coaching
- Strong conceptual thinker, communicator and bridging capabilities between business and IT
- Change, Transformation and Optimization Manager


German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)

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