since July 2019
Syntax Services GmbH & Co. KG, Weinheim, Germanysyntax
Industry: Consulting
Prinipal SAP Project Manager
Key achievements:
  • Implementation of SAP solutions for customers

November 2018 - June 2019

Dänisches Bettenlager GmbH & Co. KG,Jysk-Group, Flensburg-Handewitt, Germanyjyskdbl
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

October 2015 – October 2018

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

Industry: Retail

Roles:     

  • October 2015 - October 2018: Senior Consultant SAP Retail

  • February 2018 - July 2018: Projektleiter Vorbereitung Konvertierung des Lidl-ERP nach SAP S/4 HANA

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

January 2015 - September 2015
Wincor Nixdorf Retail Consulting GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
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

November 2012 – December 2014
Accenture GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germanyaccenture logo
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)

May 2007 – October 2012
Kaufland Informationssysteme GmbH & Co. KG, Schwarz-Group, Weinsberg, Germanykaufland logo neu
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.

January 2004 – April 2007
Salomon Automation GmbH, Dortmund, GermanySalomon Logo
Industry: Software-Hersteller, Consulting im Logistik-Bereich
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

November 1991 – December 2003
Tengelmann Group, Wiesbaden + Mülheim/Ruhr, GermanyTengelmann Neu
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

January 1986 – July 1986

wagenfelder spinnereienWagenfelder Spinnereien, Wagenfeld, Germany
Textile Industry
Administrative clerk

July 1984 – September 1984lackdraht union
Lackdraht Union GmbH, Sulingen, Germany
Metal Industry
Administrative clerk

 

EDUCATION AND MILITARY SERVICE

 

October 1986 - October 1991uni osnabrueck

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


October 1984 - December 1985bundeswehr   

Mandatory 15-month basic military service, Bundeswehr, Germany


August 1982 - July 1984lackdraht union

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


August 1979 - July 1982gymnasium sulingen

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


 

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

TECHNICAL CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Standard software: SAP S/4 HANA, SAP Retail, SAP LES, ALWIS warehouse management, WAMAS warehouse management
  • Microsoft Office including Project und Visio
  • Programming: PROGRESS 4GL
  • OS-Administration: UNIX, Microsoft Windows
  • Database administration: ORACLE, PROGRESS-RDBMS

FURTHER EDUCATION

 

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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

  • Guide and motivate staff and colleagues
  • Basic Management Training
  • Leading in Projects
  • Moderate and convince professionally
  • Executive suddenly
  • Effective presentations
  • Moderation
  • Efficient Project Management

SALES OF IT-SERVICES

  • Several IT sales trainings
  • Delivery Sales School (international training in the USA)

ORACLE

  • ORACLE database administration
  • ORACLE SQL for database changers

PROGRESS programming and database administration

  • PROGRESS System Administration
  • Programming with PROGRESS

UNIX system administration

  • Workshop OpenUNIX 8
  • TCP/IP and NFS
  • System management with SCO UNIX
  • UNIX – overview / basics / extensions

SAP R/3

  • Processes in SAP Transportation Management
  • Warehouse Administration
  • Processes in Logistics Execution
  • SAP Promotion Management for Retail
  • SAP Allocation Management for Retail
  • SAP Translation Hub in a Nutshell
  • SAP Screen Personas: Introduction and Building Mobile Applications
  • SAP Business ByDesign Supply Chain Management
  • SAP Digital Boardroom in a Nutshell
  • An Introduction to SAP HANA / In Memory Data Management
  • Blockchain – Hype or Innovation?
  • Introduction to Ariba

SAP S/4 HANA

  • SAP S/4HANA – Deep Dive
  • SAP S/4HANA – Use Cases
  • Implementation of SAP S/4HANA
  • Data Migration to S/4HANA
  • SAP Leonardo – Enabling the Intelligent Enterprise
  • SAP Retail Omnichannel Commerce
  • Procurement Transformation with SAP Ariba and SAP S/4HANA
  • SAP BW/4HANA in a Nutshell
  • SAP Solution Manager for SAP S/4HANA Implementation in a Nutshell
  • Innovative logistical processes in SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management

OTHER

  • Various trainings in logistics basics
  • System administrator for the warehouse management system ALWIS
  • Isotec – Methods of requirements analysis
  • Time- and Self-Management
  • Certified Retail Industry Generalist