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September 2010 to-date - Novartis

Global Project Portfolio Manager

  • Managing and controlling large investments and projects in the area of IT Infrastructure and Security
  • Implemented a unique financial spending and forecasting system, which is key to successfully tracking and managing large portfolios
  • Driving Value Management into the investment processes
  • Managing a team of 30+ project managers globally
  • Established dashboards for portfolio KPI reporting
  • Established long-term partnership with the strategic vendors
  • Lead of several Governance Boards for strategic infrastructure suppliers
  • Speaker and Chairman at international Portfolio Management Conferences
  • Achieved annual reduction of 25 million US dollar in project spending
  • Built transparent, high quality annual IT project budgets

actelion

January 2008 to August 2010 - Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

MIS Project Manager

  • Established timely and high quality reports for the annual financial reports, budgets and monthly closings
  • Gained additional customers for using our business intelligence solutions (e.g. patients or carbon tracking systems)
  • Introduced and implemented quality processes to make the financial IT systems SOX compliant
  • Increased customer satisfaction by implementing agile project management methodologies
  • Enhanced planning capabilities by implementing portfolio management processes and tools

clariant neu

August 2004 to December 2007 - Clariant International Ltd.

MIS Manager

  • Close Collaboration with Group Controlling and Accounting / Financial Consolidation
  • Established ad-hoc reporting in addition to the standard BW reporting through Crystal Reports enabling the Group Controlling to react in much less time but higher quality to financial queries
  • Ensured timely and high quality financial reporting to the Board, CEO, CFO and the top management
  • Delivered databases and modules to integrate with the global margin management system.

January 2004 to July 2004 - Astor Consulting

C*O

  • Acquisition of project management mandates

DataConnect

December 2001 to December 2003 - Data Connect AG

Head IT consulting member of the executive board

  • Build up the Consulting Department
  • Delivered large scale master data reorganization project for Bell AG
  • Designed and implemented the database-layer for the white- and yellow pages (www.weisseseiten.ch; www.gelbeseiten.ch) at Swisscom directories as project manager and team-head. Build up, trained and developed the internal team members for the sustain phase
  • Introduced agile methodologies (Scrum, XP) to Swisscom Directories
  • Delivered the Concept of the POS management system for Coop and Migros
  • Build the EAN master data server and client architecture for merchandise master data exchange (ordering, goods receipt, Invoicing)

comit

January 2001 to November 2001 - Comit AG

Data warehouse consultant

  • Guided the Evaluation of the Content Management System following the WTO/GATT directives for the Canton of Zurich
  • Delivered the evaluation and concept challenge for the corporate data warehouse database system for Ciba SC
  • Established the data management and process concept for the client matching at Emil Frey AG

manor logoMay 1993 to December 2000 - Manor AG

Program manager Data Warehouse & BI, head of MIS/EIS, member of the IT executive board

  • Headed and developed the business intelligence and MIS team
  • Evaluated and implemented the corporate Business Intelligence tools
  • Lead the corporate budgeting system project based on OLAP architecture. A very visible project that delivered high cost and time savings
  • Delivered correct and timely financial reporting and data management for all management levels
  • Migrated the old financial database into a modern data warehouse and delivered the corresponding financial reporting tools
  • Implemented the financial end-to-end application and data flow to process financial transactions of Manor's customer card between Manor and the factoring company

Coop 300August 1992 to April 1993 - Coop Basel

IT project manager

  • Designed, implemented and deployed Coop's long-term strategic planning tool for their branches (continuation of my licentiate)

December 1987 to July 1992 - Own company

IT contractor

  • Several software projects for Coop Basel and Coop Bern
  • Tools used: Dbase II, Borland OO-Pascal

Coop 300May 1986 to November 1987 - Coop Basel

PC Support

  • Deployed PC based controlling tools within the Finance Department.
    Training of the controlling and accounting members
  • Deploying Controlling tools to the functions
  • Trainer for PC related topics

July 1998 to 2004

Other activities

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  • Current: President of the Novartis Sports Club,
    - Chairman of the Leadership Board
    - Operational Management of more than 1000 members in 19 sport sections
    - Leading larger sports club projects
  • Driving Communications Activities
  • 2002 - 2004: Member of the SwissICT (www.swissict.ch) program commission
  • 1998 - 2000: Chairman of the European, Middle East and African Seagate Software User Group, head of an international committee of 8 members
  • Headed annual venues in Edinburgh, Amsterdam and London. Up to 220 attendees and over 100 companies from Europe, Middle East and Africa
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