COVID-19 has proven that VUCA - a world characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - is not just an academic idea but very real. Adapting to external changes fast and successfully is key in order to secure and improve a company's market position. Transformation projects are needed to drive this adaptation process. Not PowerPoint slides will turn your transformation into a success story, but people: Top management as role models, teams all around the globe providing ideas and feedback, shareholders supporting the change and, of course, customers benefitting from how your organization has evolved to the next level.
Combining rich experience from top consultancy and top industry work, I will successfully support you and your organization along this journey. I have designed and implemented transformation projects for global players successfully, ensuring that ambitious targets are met, while the transformation is also changing processes, behaviors and mindsets. As an experienced leader I know how to navigate in industrial settings best to achieve sustainable results. Bringing to the table a rich set of proven tools and methods, e.g. being a Certified ScrumMaster®, employing Design Thinking and Appreciative Inquiry as well as various Canvas models, I will ensure that the right approach is taken when needed. Providing various perspectives based on my experiences in the industry, in consulting and in various functions (Leadership roles in Strategy, Procurement, Product Management, Lean Management, M&A) I will help you to align your transformation with your daily and strategic business constraints, focusing on customer needs.
VUCA, digitalization, new competitors, external global shocks like COVID-19 - companies face new strategic challenges faster and more often than ever before. Being an experienced strategy leader I can support your company when it comes to developing new strategies and guiding transformations. Be it concerning the entire company, divisions or functions I can design and deploy strategy development together with your management team. In addition, I am also experienced in running large scale workshops prototyping strategies and developing concrete action plans. Therefore, methods such as Canvas Models, Appreciative Inquiry, Rapid Prototyping, Customer Journeys etc. will help us to derive strategic answers which are also deployable fast and successfully. Besides strategy development, I offer also workshop-driven strategy reviews, ensuring that also the strategy work is agile and taking into account internal and external changes. well.
COVID-19 has highlighted once again the importance of an advanced procurement organization to mitigate risks and ensure supply chains are running smoothly, enabling production and services. But Procurement is not only a cash manager and risk mitigator, but drives innovation and quality as well. Building trustful relationships with suppliers is crucial to ensure access to innovations and supply when demand is sky-rocketing.
With my strong experience as a consultant but also as a strategic buyer I will support you as to manifold opportunities in purchasing: sourcing optimization, Design to Cost, re-organization, category strategies, supplier strategies, supplier development, capability building - I have taken on leading roles in these areas during more than 10 years now.