• Since 2016
Business consultant
Lower Saxony
Freelancer of own consulting and service providing company:
consulting, support, coaching, training and project management

• 06/2014 – 11/2014
Plant manager
North Rhine-Westphalia
Industry sector: Steel industry (supplier of auxiliary materials)
– Personnel planning and personnel organization
– Preparation for introduction of a management system
– Design and implementation of heat recovery
– Cost / investment management
– Initiation of infrastructure measures concerning safety at work

• 07/2012 – 06/2013
Head strategic projects
Branch: chemical industry (production services for agricultural chemicals)
– Cost accounting
– Preparation of ISO certifications
– Product and production strategies
– Support CEO in customer acquisition and discussions
– Introduction of cost-accounting system and mapping to business software as well as to external accounting
– Establishment of “forecast” planning within the supply-chain

• 02/2009 – 12/2010
Plant manager
Branch: chem. industry (additives and preservatives)
– Personnel planning and personnel organization
– Member of Audit Committee of the IHK
– Rationalization and optimization of production processes
– Point of contact for authorities in licensing and funding matters
– Employee qualification, training and further training
– Evaluation and mapping of production steps in the business software

• 10/2007 – 10/2008
Operations manager
North Rhine-Westphalia
Industry sector: Paper industry (food packaging)
– Production management
– Implementing business software on site
– Preparation for automated operation data acquisition and storage control
– Production organization and personnel planning
– Product development with regard to chemical and physical functionalities
– Rationalization and optimization of production processes
– Optimize / simplify / streamline substance use

• 03/2006 – 09/2007
Divisional Manager / Branch Manager
Branch: chemical industry (raw material service and contract services)
– Similar activities as for the location in NRW
– Budget responsibility > EUR 17 million
– Personnel responsibility > 100 employees
– Commercial and operational management
– Production / site planning
– Cost / investment management
– Supply-chain management

• 07/2001 – 02/2006
Divisional Manager / Branch Manager
North Rhine-Westphalia
Branch: chemical industry (outsourcing partner for contract manufacturing)
From 01/2005 until 02/2006
– Responsible for planning, budgeting and execution of relocation and outsourcing
– Works council and social plan negotiations
– Procurement of personnel measures for gradual reduction or implementation of personnel
– Active support of search, discussion and calculation of variants for economic reuse of the terrain
From 07/2001 until 12/2004
– Participation and shaping of all business decisions
– Integration into group processes (including reporting, business plan)
– Overall responsibility for branch, including transfer of operator obligations (occupational safety and operational safety, permits, environmental protection)
– Implementation of a business software on site and in the company group (system selection, transfer of legacy data stock)
– Cross-site introduction and certification of a management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2000 and DIN EN ISO 14001,
– Continuation of site-specific system according to EMAS 2
– Personnel management and personnel development
– Production logistics / supply-chain management in coordination with individual production sites of company group
– Customer support and acquisition
– Cost reduction and rationalization
– Optimization, modernization and expansion of existing production facilities, construction of a new warehouse

• 06/2000 – 06/2001
Location manager
North Rhine-Westphalia
Branch: chemical industry (outsourcing partner for contract manufacturing)
– Complete authorization to operate site
– Budget responsibility > EUR 6 million
– Consulting and support of local customers, integration into national and international customer discussions
– Logistics / Supply-Chain
– Production management, commercial and economic support of the site
– Reporting, setting up business planning for the site and budget monitoring (costs, investments)

• 11/1997 – 05/2000
Operations manager
North Rhine-Westphalia
Branch: chemical industry (outsourcing partner for contract manufacturing)
– Responsible for ensuring coordinated production plan, with regard to quality, quantity, deadlines and costs
– Personnel responsibility in production sector
– Further development of management system introduced at site in 1996 according to EMAS and EC Eco-Audit Regulation
– Collaboration with local authorities on licensing procedures, environmental protection, safety, concession etc.
– Project management
– Production and process development right up to production maturity in cooperation with national and international customers
– Implementation of predictive maintenance and maintenance planning

• 04/1997 – 10/1997
Assistant to the management
North Rhine-Westphalia
Branch: chemical industry (outsourcing partner for contract manufacturing)
– Layering of plants of the factory
– Optimize work steps at plants and ensure quality control at the laboratory
– Ccommissioning, “retraction” and establishment of production of new production lines

• 11/1992 – 03/1997
Scientist at the university
Branch: University (Research & Education)
– Organic chemistry with focus on biomimetic oxidation catalysts, synthesis, chemical process engineering, analytics, electrochemistry
– Lecture wizard
– Guidance of students during internships and exercises
– Participation in preparation and correction of examinations
– Preparation of teaching material
– Introduction and maintenance of IT systems of the working group