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since July 2020

Freelancer

Industry: Consulting

Project Manager & SAP Senior Consultant

Key achievements:

Execute SAP Projects as a freelancer for customers: SAP ECC and S/4HANA

  • Migration from ECC to S/4HANA
  • Implementierung von SAP IBP
  • Carve-In of companies into a central SAP system
  • Creating an SAP Template and the international Rollout to Germany, Slovakia, China and Mexico
  • Release-Captain in the logistics area during the creation of an SAP Template to be used on 5 continents
  • Support Consulting companies in creating / working on customer offers

In Detail I was involved as a Freelancer in the following projects:

PeriodCustomerProjectRole
06/2023 - 11/2023Bio-Rad: Global manufacturer of specialized technological products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets Creation of an SAP templateRelease Captain
11/2022 – 05/2023International supplier of automobile manufacturersDevelop an SAP template for all locations Project Manager SAP
03/2022 – 10/2022Lactalis: German subsidiary of the largest milk producer in the worldConsolidation of various SAP systems. The integration of corporate acquisitions is also part of my tasks.Project Manager IT
11/2021 – 12/2021Customer of the Healthcare IndustryCollaboration in the implementation of SAP Integrated Business Planning Consultant for the project
05/2021 – 10/2021Wipro: Major international SAP implementation services providerParticipate in the preparation of proposals for the following opportunities:
- SAP S/4HANA transformation for a large German operator of home improvement stores including definition of a transformation strategy
- Global implementation of SAP S/4HANA for a large operator of online marketplaces and subsequent support of the customer with Application Managed Services.
- Application Managed Services for an SAP logistics solution of a leading global automotive manufacturer
-Rollout of SAP Finance with integration of SAP RMM (Retail for merchandise management) in various European countries for a leading international food discounter
- Global transformation of SAP S/4HANA for a leading global manufacturer of cleaning equipment and systems
-Implementation of SAP S/4HANA including integration of Salesforce and ServiceMax for a manufacturer of compressor technology, industrial technology, construction technology and mining technology
-Assumption of complete IT responsibility (including SAP) for the carve-out of a unit of one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers
-Greenfield implementation of SAP S/4HANA EWM in the logistics area of a large German food retailer that plans to offer its logistics services to external customers in the future.

Part of the Bidding-Teams
07/2020 - beginning 2021Rheinmetall-Group: Middle sized customer from the defense industryPreparation of remodeling the complete IT-landscape with the topics:
- Conversion from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA following the Greenfield-approach
- selection of standard-software for access-control, time-management, operational data collection, document management including archiving, management of incoming suppliers invoices, electronical sending of outgoing invoices, purchasing portal to get more efficiency in buying material, connection of CAD-systems, Software-support for export control and customs declarations
Project Manager

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July 2019 – June 2020

Syntax Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Weinheim, Germany

Industry: Consulting
Principal SAP Project Manager

Key achievements:

  • Implementation of SAP S/4HANA solutions for customers

 Further details to my projects with Syntax

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November 2018 – June 2019

Daenisches Bettenlager GmbH & Co.KG, Jysk-Group, Flensburg-Handewitt, Germany

(today Jysk Germany)

Industry: Retail
Head of SAP / Department Manager SAP

Key achievements:

  • Disciplinary leadership of 25 Employees
  • Operation and further development of the used SAP modules:
    – SAP Retail (MM, SD, WM)
    – SAP BW
    – SAP CAR
    – SAP CRM
    – SAP Hybris Marketing
    – SAP Solution Manager

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October 2015 – October 2018

Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG, Schwarz-Group, Neckarsulm, Germany

Industry: Retail

Roles:

  • October 2015 – October 2018: Senior Consultant SAP Retail
  • February 2018 – July 2018: Project Manager Preparation Conversion of the Lidl-ERP to SAP S/4HANA

Key achievements:

  • Project Manager for the preparation of the technical conversion of the Lidl-ERP-ECC-solution to SAP S/4 HANA
  • Implementation of the SAP S/4 Model Company for Core Retail
  • Concept of the procedure to use in the future solution as much as possible from the
    S/4-standard-functionalities
  • Quality management for the international implementation of SAP for Retail powered by HANA in 28 different countries
  • Project Leader Allocations Fresh Products
  • Coordination of the change requirements with the responsible international departments
  • Doing the needed customizing activities in the area of responsibility
  • Creation of concepts for needed software changes and coordinate their implementation with the responsible developers
  • Coordination and cooperation in the execution of needed test activities in the area of responsibility
  • On-site support for international productive starts
  • 3rd-Level-Support for the end users

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January 2015 – September 2015 

Wincor Nixdorf Retail Consulting GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

(now Diebold Nixdorf)

Industry: Consulting

Senior Consultant SAP

Key achievements:

  • Consulting customers out of the Retail area / Collaboration in creating customer-offers
  • Project Manager and Solution Architect for the implementation of a Standard-ERP-System at a middle sized Food-Retailer in Italy

Further details to my projects with Wincor Nixdorf

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November 2012 – December 2014

Accenture GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany

Industry: Consulting, System-Integration

Senior Manager SAP
 
Key achievements:
  • Project manager for different SAP implementations for customers coming from the consumer goods industry (for example located in Denmark)
  • Cooperation/ Proposal Lead for the creation of different proposals to customers coming from different industries
  • Management and assessment of the associated team members in the projects (up to 40 international colleagues)

Further details to my projects with Accenture

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May 2007 – October 2012

Kaufland Information Systems, Schwarz-Group, Weinsberg, Germany

Industry: Retail

Project Manager SAP
 
Key achievements:

  • Project Manager for the implementation of SAP LES (including Pick-by-Voice) in
    different foreign-country-locations of Kaufland logistics in Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. There I stayed in total 3 years in the foreign countries
  • Project Manager for a SAP Release Change (from 4.7 to 6.0) on 28 SAP systems in
    7 countries
  • Management of international project teams with up to 30 team members coming from different countries
  • Doing the complete planning activites of big IT projects (including budget calculation and control)
  • Organization of user trainings for up to 700 colleagues per location
  • Responsible for extensive system test activities
  • Leading the activities of productive starts in logistics distribution centres, each with about 100,000 square meters warehouse area.

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January 2004 – April 2007

Salomon Automation GmbH, Dortmund, Germany

(now SSI Schaefer)

Industry: Software-Company, Consulting in the logistics area
Department Manager WAMAS-Software
 
Key achievements:

  • Leadership for 8 employees (Project-Leaders and Consultants)
  • Responsible for cost centres
  • Personnel planning
  • Leadership of IT-Projects for implementing warehouse management systems with responsibility for costs, turnover, earnings and delivery on time
  • Pre-Sales: Creating offers (including offers-calculation)
  • Planning of Project budgets

Further details to my projects with Salomon

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November 1991 – December 2003

Tengelmann Group, Wiesbaden + Muelheim/Ruhr, Germany

Industry: Retail

Roles:

  • January 1999 – December 2003: Department Manager Logistics Systems
  • January 1993 – December 1998: Project Manager
  • November 1991 – December 1992: Programmer

Key achievements:

  • Leadership of the associated people in the department and in the projects
  • Taking possession of the daily operation (hotline-management, problem-management, error-correction) and development (from the request to the implementation, training and productive starts) for the systems EUROLOG and DISPOS 2 (used for the fresh assortments of the Tengelmann Group)
  • Guarantee the daily operation of all IT-systems in the logistics-area (ERP and warehouse management) of the discounter PLUS incl. 1st– and 2nd-level-support with 7 days, 24 hours reachability
  • Evaluation of SAP Retail as a possible new system architecture for the Tengelmann Group
  • Development of a proposal for a unification of the ERP-systems for the Tengelmann group with the documentation of as-is- and to-be-processes
  • Leading of IT projects in the environment ERP systems logistics and distribution
  • As-is-process-analysis and developing to-be-processes and their final lockup with the responsible user-departments
  • Responsible for the implementation of an ERP-system in Spain, Poland and Czech Republic connected with stays of appr. 1 year in each country. In the countries I lead a project team of up to 25 members
  • Participation in the design, development and practice implementation of a self-developed comprehensive ERP system, with interfaces to SAP R/3 and Data Warehouse. The system was used for the planning and the logistics of the entire fruit and vegetable assortment for 3,500 stores in Germany

Further details to my projects with Tengelmann

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January 1986 – July 1986

Wagenfelder Spinning Group, Wagenfeld, Germany

Textile Industry

Administrative clerk

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July 1984 – September 1984

Lackdraht Union GmbH, Sulingen, Germany

Metal Industry

Administrative clerk

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EDUCATION, MILITARY SERVICE

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October 1986 – October 1991

University studies of Business Administration, University of Osnabrück, Germany;
Degree: ´Diplom-Kaufmann`(equal to Master of Business Administration) 
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October 1984 – December 1985

Mandatory 15-month basic military service, Bundeswehr, Germany

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August 1982 – July 1984

In-firm training ´Industriekaufmann`(industrial clerk); Lackdraht Union GmbH, Sulingen, Germany

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August 1979 – July 1982

Grammar-school ‘Gymnasium Sulingen’, Sulingen, GermanyDegree:Abitur’ (permission to join any University)

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LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • German – native speaker
  • English – excellent written and spoken
  • French – basic knowledge
  • Spanish – basic knowledge

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TECHNICAL CORE COMPETENCIES

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  • Standard software: SAP S/4 HANA, SAP Retail, SAP LES, ServiceNow, ALWIS warehouse management, WAMAS warehouse management
  • Microsoft Tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, OneNote, Project, Visio
  • Atlassian Tools: Jira, Confluence
  • Programming: PROGRESS 4GL
  • OS-Administration: UNIX, Microsoft Windows
  • Database administration: ORACLE, PROGRESS-RDBMS

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CERTIFICATION

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06/2015   Certification as Project Management Professional (PMP)

……………..by the Project Management Institute

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FURTHER EDUCATION

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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

  • 2021 – Agile Project Management with Scrum, Kanban and OKR
  • 1998 – Artemis – ProjectView
  • 2015 – Certification to PMP (Project Management Professional) by PMI
  • 2019 – Design Thinking and Challenge Management
  • 2001 – Effective presentations
  • 1995 – Efficient Projectmanagement
  • 2009 – Guide and motivate employees and colleagues
  • 2011 – Lead– Control- Motivate
  • 2005 – Leading in projects
  • 2005 – Management Training – Basics
  • 1995 – Moderation
  • 2004 – Moderate – convince professionally
  • 2021 – PMI-Course: Basics of Disciplined Agile
  • 2019 – SAP course ACT100 – SAP Activate Methodology
  • 2001 – Suddenly an executive
  • 2006 – Time and self-management

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SALES OF IT-SERVICES

  • 2013 – Delivery Sales School (international training in the USA)
  • 2013,2015 – Several IT sales trainings

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ORACLE

  • 2002 – ORACLE database administration
  • 2002 – ORACLE SQL for database changers

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PROGRESS programming and database administration

  • 1992 – Programming with PROGRESS
  • 1994 – PROGRESS System Administration

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UNIX system administration

  • 1998 – CISCO-Routers – Level II – the depth of IP and IPX
  • 1993 – System management with SCO UNIX
  • 1994 – TCP/IP and NFS
  • 1992 – UNIX – overview / basics / extensions
  • 2001 – Workshop OpenUNIX 8

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CLOUD SERVICES

  • 2021 – Amazon AWS in practice – the big training for beginners
  • 2021 –Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Fundamentals for Beginners
  • 2021 – Microsoft Azure Operations training

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SALESFORCE

  • 2021 – Salesforce 101 – Introduction to Salesforce

SAP R/3

  • 2014 – An Introduction to SAP HANA / In Memory Data Management
  • 2015 – Introduction to Ariba
  • 2021 – SAP ABAP Programming – overview
  • 2018 – SAP Allocation Management for Retail
  • 2017 – SAP Business ByDesign Supply Chain Management
  • 2016 – SAP Digital Boardroom in a Nutshell
  • 2018 – SAP Promotion Management for Retail
  • 1999 – SAP R/3 overview
  • 2018 – SAP Screen Personas: Introduction and Building Mobile Applications
  • 1999 – SAP-course IRT110: Assortment design
  • 1999 – SAP-course IRT120: Procurement and distribution of goods
  • 1999 – SAP-course IRT250: Configuration and organization
  • 2010 – SAP-course SCM601: Processes in Logistics Execution
  • 2010 – SAP-course SCM630: Warehouse management
  • 2013 – SAP-course TM100: Processes in SAP Transportation Management
  • 2018 – SAP Translation Hub in a Nutshell

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SAP S/4 HANA

  • 2020 – A First Step Towards SAP HANA Query Optimization
  • 2019 – Agile Project Delivery with Focused Build for SAP Solution Manager
  • 2024 – AI Ethics at SAP (Edition Q1/2024)
  • 2020 – Building Tomorrow’s ERP with SAP S/4HANA
  • 2018 – Data Migration to SAP S/4HANA
  • 2020 – Delivering Value with Intelligent Innovations in SAP S/4HANA
  • 2021 – Efficient DevOps with SAP
  • 2018 – Introduction to SAP S/4HANA
  • 2019 – Enterprise Machine Learning in a Nutshell
  • 2024 – Generative AI at SAP
  • 2021 – Getting Started with SAP Fieldglass
  • 2021 – Basics SAP Authorizations incl. Fiori
  • 2021 – Guide Your SAP S/4HANA Project to Success
  • 2020 – How to Deliver a Great User Experience with SAP S/4HANA
  • 2016 – Implementation of SAP S/4HANA
  • 2020 – Implementing SAP S/4HANA Cloud with the Central Business Configuration Capability
  • 2019 – Information Security Management in a Nutshell
  • 2018 – Innovative logistics processes in SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management
  • 2017 – Introduction to SAP Screen Personas
  • 2020 – Key Functional Topics in a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA
  • 2020 – Key Technical Topics in a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA
  • 2018 – PMR Fiori Manage Promotional Offers
  • 2020 – Planning with SAP Analytics Cloud
  • 2018 – Procurement Transformation with SAP Ariba and SAP S/4HANA
  • 2019 – Reimagine Customer Experience with SAP C/4HANA
  • 2021 – SAP: Supply Chain Logistics & Transportation in S/4HANA
  • 2015 – SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA in a Nutshell
  • 2017 – SAP BW/4HANA in a Nutshell
  • 2019 – SAP Enable Now Framework
  • 2021 – SAP Extended Warehouse Management – Fundamentals in SAP EWM
  • 2020 – SAP Fiori Overview: Design, Develop und Deploy
  • 2019 – SAP Leonardo – An Introduction to Blockchain
  • 2018 – SAP Leonardo – Design-Led Engagements Demystified
  • 2018 – SAP Leonardo – Enabling the Intelligent Enterprise
  • 2019 – SAP Leonardo – IoT for the Intelligent Enterprise
  • 2020 – SAP PLM in Process Industries
  • 2018 – SAP Retail Omnichannel Commerce
  • 2015 – SAP S/4HANA – Deep Dive
  • 2015 – SAP S/4HANA – Use Cases
  • 2021 – SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
  • 2021 – SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology
  • 2017 – SAP Solution Manager for SAP S/4HANA Implementation in Nutshell
  • 2021 – SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Testplan Management, Test Execution
  • 2021 – Say Goodbye to Downtime with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • 2021 – The Complete SAP Analytics Cloud Course 2021
  • 2021 – This is SAP Fieldglass
  • 2024 – Transform Your Business Processes with SAP Signavio and SAP Build
  • 2017 – Using SAP Screen Personas for Advanced Scenarios
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OTHER

  • 2018 – Blockchain – Hype or Innovation?
  • 2018 – Business Englisch – Berlitz Level 6 CEF B 1.2
  • 2013 – Certified Retail Industry Generalist
  • 2019 – Digital Transformation Track
  • 2016 – Imagine IoT
  • 2017 – In-Memory Data Management
  • 1993 – Isotec-methods of requirements analysis
  • 2019 – Leadership in Digital Transformation
  • 2005 – Logistics Basics
  • 2002 – System administrator for the warehouse management system ALWIS
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