Head of Human Resources / Vice President HR
Kandidaten-ID: 10015442_C1
Zeitraum - Firma, Position, Aufgabe

04/2006 until today

Employer is a worldwide operating automotive supplier from Asia,globally above 280.000 employees.
In Europe ca. 50.000 employees, more than 50 Locations (Plants, Sales Branches, Development Centers), most countries in Europe and North Africa. Turnover at 2,5 BN Euro.

- Business sector Automotive, 1st & 2nd Tier Supplier
- Position Head of HR for Europe
- Main activities and responsibilities Overall HR Responsibility directly reporting to Board
- Member of the Executive Committee, Proxy holder (German: Prokurist)
- Direct Reports: 2 Senior Directors (HR Development / Policies and Principles with overall 25 Staff), 1 Director (HR Germany with 14 Staff); 3 Business Unit Business Partners; 1 Specialist Projects and 1 Assistant

- Co-Manager for 30 HR Managers in Plants, Engineering Centers and Sales Offices (22 Countries and more than 50 Locations) across EMEA
- Transition of the HR Function from an administrative role towards proactive HR Co-Management
- Development and implementation of HR Strategies, Processes and Policies in all fields of
Human Resources Management
- Optimization of all HR related processes including HR Development, International assignments,
Training Management and Compensation & Benefits
- Implementation of a Performance Development Process
- Development and implementation of a Succession and Talent Management Process
- Implementation of a Job Evaluation System (Mercer IPE)
- Implementation of SuccessFactors (several modules)
- Opened 5 plants (green field), closed two plants (5000 / 2000 employees)
- Cooperation with Unions / Works councils
- Creation of a European Works Council

Branche: Automotive / Fahrzeugbau

04/2000 - 04/2006

INA Schaeffler KG, Herzogenaurach, Germany
Schaeffler Group (INA, LuK, FAG); 58.000 employees worldwide
Automotive, 1sr Tier Supplier

04/2000 - 01/2002

Director Strategic Personnel Development Department INA Schaeffler

Development and implementation of a personnel development strategy
Introduction of the SAP modules "Organizational Management" and "Personnel Development"
Introduction of a central applicant's management
Introduction of employee-development dialogues and appraisal-systems
Introduction of 180/360 degree appraisals
Restructuring of the training program and the supporting systems
Supporting the introduction of a new management system, an MbO process and flexible compensation structures
In charge organizational development projects (improvement of the international collaboration within the automotive division)
Project manager of the Integration Team "Personnel Development" with the scope of integrating the FAG and LuK into the Schaeffler Group

01/2002 - 12/2003

Director Strategic Personnel Development and International Affairs

All Personnel Development responsibilities as described above and in addition:
Leadership of 4 additional Subordinates focused on International Assignments
Global expatriate management
Definition and execution of the Company Policy (INA Group) for short- and long termassignments
Coordination of Assignment activities with all impacted personnel departments abroad

01/2004 - 04/2006

Director Executive Employment and International HR Management Schaeffler Group

Leadership for 10 direct subordinates and dotted line responsibility for 21 HR Managers in 14 Countries
Coordination of Schaeffler Group HR activities on a global level
Group HR Business Partner for all Executives outside of Germany (selection & hiring,compensation & benefits, contract administration)
Delivering HR Service for Executives outside of Germany (by coordinating local HR departments in operative tasks and projects)
Definition, implementation and optimization of the Group policy for short- and long-term assignment (Schaeffler Group incl. INA, FAG and LuK)
Global expatriate management: contract development, compensation and benefits, work permits, internal selection etc.
Corporate Governance: Development and implementation of the international HR strategy (International HR Guidelines)
International succession planning for Managers and above (System development and
HR support for international projects (relocation of production, new construction of plants, reorganization after takeovers etc.)
HR Controlling regarding Headcount and SG&A Costs.

Branche: Automotive / Fahrzeugbau

09/1998 - 3/2000

AUDI AG, Neckarsulm, Germany
Automotive, OEM

Personnel Officer / HR Business Partner

Main activities and responsibilities
HR Business partner for Purchasing- , Finance- and the Marketing and Distribution Department
HR Manager of the "quattro GmbH" (for Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm)
Various projects (flexible working hour models, compensation systems, health management etc.)

Branche: Automotive / Fahrzeugbau

08/1986 - 06/1998

German Armed forces (Army)

Education as an officer in the army, final grade: Captain

Main focus of activities: Training and education in the branches;
Nuclear, Biological and Chemical defense, environmental care and radiation protection;
6-month assignment to an international (NATO) staff in Sarajevo during the Balkan war.

Branche: Sonstige

Berufserfahrung in Jahren: 31 years
Bemerkung zum aktuellen Unternehmen: Looking for a new challenge in a leading HR position in Germany/Europe.
Ausbildung und Studium
Studium: 1989 - 1993
Universität der Bundeswehr (University of the German Armed Forces) in Munich

Main Classes: Business Administration, HR Management, Planning and -administration

Title Degree in Business Administration
Bemerkung: Diploma Thesis: Relevance of flexible work time models, an analyzes of a producing enterprise in the field of Optical Industry (Optische Werke G. Rodenstock)
Mercedes Benz AG (8 weeks), Optische Werke G. Rodenstock (10 weeks)
IT-Kenntnisse / Sprachen / Zusatzqualifikation

Written expression: Good
Oral expression: Fluent
IT-Kenntnisse: Good understanding and handling of computers and the common software
Zusatzqualifikation: SOCIAL APTITUDES

Strong team spirit
Strong communication skills
Very good ability to understand and adapt to different cultures
Experienced in working in international environments / with international teams
Hands-on and strategic


Strong leadership skills
Organized and "target oriented"
Very process driven
Project Management skills
Very good presentation skills
Very good Moderation / Facilitation skills


Deep knowledge of all processes in the field of Human Resources
Good knowledge about Collective- and individual labor law
Good knowledge of processes in the automotive production environment (ISO-TS 16949, Six Sigma, TPS and others)
Very good technical understanding
Shop floor experience in HR

Drivers license since 1984

Angestrebte Tätigkeit
Art der Anstellung: Festanstellung
Tätigkeitsfeld: Geschäftsführung / Management
Human Resources


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