Rüdiger Hausbalk

Rüdiger Hausbalk

Rüdiger Hausbalk


Position: Interim Manager: Purchasing & Procurement

Type of Expert: Consultant, Business Angel, Expert witness, Directorate

Year of Birth: 1949

Native Language: German

Foreign languages: French, English

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Ferd.-Lentjes-Str. 22

39167 Hohe Börde, OT Wellen


Phone: +49-39206-51795

Fax: +49-39206-55483

Mobile: +49-175-5734514

Personal data

Name: Rüdiger Hausbalk
Address: Ferd.-Lentjes-Str. 22
D-39167 Wellen
Telephone: Fixed network: (+49) (0) 39206 / 51795
Mobile: (+49) (0) 175 / 5734514
Fax: (+49) (0) 39206 / 55483
Email: rhcmanagement@aol.com

Born: 20 January 1949 in Hamburg
Nationality: German
Languages: German: Native speaker
English: Safe in negotiations
French: Good knowledge

My personal headline                                                                                                                                                                    Personality with entrepreneur thinking and acting and decades of professional and management experiences in the field of „Purchase / Materials Management“ in the international industrial environment (machine and plant engineering, sub-contracting industry supplying automobile components, vehicle engineering, precision machining, precision mechanics, electrical engineering, measurement & control plus mining industry).

My personality and my specific strength Experienced analyst, strategist and structurer for development and management of a division for Purchase / Materials Management on the basis of success-oriented and cost-oriented criteria, with business-economic background and pronounced technical understanding. Good reputation as professional in negotiations on a very high and demanding level even under severe conditions. Profound knowledge in contract law. Provable positive results in the efforts for decisive reductions in expenses for materials and logistics. Experienced manager specifically in the development of performance-oriented and target-oriented task forces. Cooperative and motivating personal contacts with the employees.

TARGET DEFINITION:                                                                                                                                                                       New professional challenge as free-lance interim manager / Project manager.

Vocational career

Since 01/2003                                                                                                                                                                            INTERIM MANAGER / MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT IN THE ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT

11/06 – today                                                                                                                                                                                  AVANCIS GmbH & Co. KG: Company under construction for the manufacture of CIS thin-layer solar modules in East Germany (=Joint Venture of Shell – Renewable Energies – and the Saint-Gobain Group)
Job description: „Procurement Manager“

Tasks / Targets:
Adoption of purchase responsibility within the „Project Execution Teams“ for a number of complex production processes (complete system purchase, machines and equipment plus building performances) for a company under construction for the industrial manufacture of thin-layer solar modules (CIS technology).
Responsible for successful preparation, implementation and conclusion of all purchase negotiations in this field of competence. Preparation and attendance of suitable supplier strategies. Documentation and presentation of the work progress to the project team and the management. Promotion and improvement of existing processes in close cooperation with such divisions like „Research & Development“. Active cooperation in construction and development of suitable organizational structures so that the fixed targets may be realized within the defined framework of time and budget.

03/06 – 08/06                                                                                                                                                                               GROHE AG: International manufacturer of water valves and fittings for private and commercial users
(Private Equity Firm: TPC – Texas Pacific Group)
Turnover: >900 million €
Employees: >5.000
Job description: „Commodity Manager Corporate
Procurement“ (Production Material)

Tasks / Results:
Strategic and operative management of a Commodity:
Development of commodity groups and supplier strategies,
introduction of strategic procurement concepts, active procurement market research, global project management,
coordination of activities within the global procurement organization, control and monitoring of outsourcing activities (China, Thailand, India, Eastern Europe). Decisive cooperation in the purchase-side implementation of a McKinsey study for restructuring and new orientation of the company. Vocational adjustment of a permanently employed jobholder.

09/04 – 03/06                                                                                                                                                                           WELGER Maschinenfabrik GmbH:
Mechanical engineering company in Lower Saxony
(manufacturer of agricultural machines)
Turnover: 58 million €
Employees: 330
Job description: „Project Leader for Materials Management“

Construction and extension of international procurement management, process optimization of material-economic flows, purchase optimization with the aim of lasting reductions in expenses for materials and logistics, reductions in the fabrication depth by production outsourcing to foreign (East European) countries plus cooperation in the development of a logistic concept for spare part stock-keeping.
Introduction of a modern purchase management, reduction in the number of suppliers, conclusion of a higher number of framework contracts, professional contract management, introduction of a supplier assessment system, consistent use of the existing data processing system, decisive reduction in the share of material expenses in the final products by opening of new procurement markets („global sourcing“), selection, qualification and auditing (ISO 9001) of suppliers both home and abroad, decisive reductions in the number of „missing parts“ such that the existing production capacity can be used to optimum, improvement of stock management, preparation of useful „Make-or-Buy“ decisions, introduction of value analysis teams, perceptible raising of service level in spare part marketing, preparation of a practicable purchase manual, introduction of target agreements for employees. – The implementation of the above-mentioned activities helped to remarkably improve the competitive position of the company both on the national and the international markets.

11/03 – 06/04                                                                                                                                                                                   Medium-sized production company in the North of Saxony-Anhalt (mechanical and hydraulic components)
Turnover: 30 million €
Employees: 165
Job description: „Project Leader for Purchase“

Potential analysis for optimization of purchase work and development of a system for „Supply Chain Management“ initiated before already, construction of an international purchase system, restructuring of purchase division and creation of an „operative“ and a „strategic“ purchase sector, comprehensive introduction of measures aiming at cost savings.
Decisive improvements of the overall purchase organization and, thus, intensified use of purchase advantages that helped to decisively improve the operating results within a short time already. Follow-up negotiations of essential purchase contracts, training of the purchase staff members, definition of target figures.

09/03 – 10/03                                                                                                                                                                       Corporation-bound production company in the Eastern part of Lower Saxony (electro-mechanical components for conveying equipment)
Turnover: 50 million €
Employees: 250
Job description: „Project Management Purchase / Materials Management“
Weak-point analysis, preparation of restructuring suggestions for the division „Purchase / Materials Management“with the target of efficiency increase.
Successful fulfillment of defined tasks, preparation and submission of desired analyses and suggestions to the managing shareholders.

01/03 – 06/03                                                                                                                                                                              ANATEC GmbH: Medium-sized company (measuring and control engineering / Online laser measuring technology for bulk materials) in Kolkwitz (Brandenburg)
Turnover: 20 Million €
Employees: 50
Job description: „Management Consultant“

Higher competitiveness both on national and international markets, purchase optimization, „Supply Chain Management“, process optimization, international contract management and project implementation, marketing and sales promotion (export initiation), introduction and assistance in restoration measures.

Due to satisfactory results the mandate had been prolonged twice.

1992 – 2002                                                                                                                                                                                       FAM – Magdeburger Förderanlagen und Baumaschinen GmbH, Magdeburg (www.fam.de)
(International plant construction, conveying equipment for handling of cargo and bulk materials, turnover 110 million €, 720 employees)

Division Manager of Materials Management / Member of the board of directors and executive holding general power of attorney („Prokurist“)
Personal responsibility for 15 employees
Purchase volume: More than 50 million €

- Successful restructuring and management of a division „Purchase / Materials Management“ in a company in East Germany
- Establishment and introduction of „International Strategic Purchase” (Global Sourcing)
- „Local Content“ in international projects
(People’s Republic of China, People’s Republic of Vietnam, Saudi-Arabia, Czech Republic and others).
- Introduction of „Supply Chain Management“
- Successful and on-schedule introduction of SAP R/3 in the Purchase / Materials Management Division (Module MM)
- Negotiation and conclusion of essential supply and service contracts on national and international level (even for energy requirements) and complete system purchase
- Purchase of building services
- Large investments, such as purchase of a complete coating equipment (lacquering plant for wet preservation of large and small parts plus semi-automatic powder coating plant)
- Supplier audits (DIN EN ISO 9001) both home and abroad,
- Value analysis with suppliers, cooperation in the standardization of purchased parts and components, „Outsourcing“ decisions, responsibility of stock-keeping

1997 – 1998                                                                                                                                                                           Foundation of a subsidiary in the Czech Republic (FAM-CZ, Prague) for implementation of a large project in the automobile industry (SKODA) in Mlada Boleslav (Contracting partner: VW in Wolfsburg / Germany).
In my capacity as executive with general power of attorney („Prokurist“) of FAM-CZ I had been the holder of overall responsibility for high-quality and on-schedule project implementation.
= Selection, auditing and supervision of all local suppliers in close cooperation with the QM engineers of VW and SKODA

1988 – 1992                                                                                                                                                                                     Group of firms Mittelmann Armaturen GmbH & Co.
KG and Henssgen Karabinerhaken GmbH, Wülfrath
Manufacturing companies with 4 product groups:

1) Large-size valves & fittings for gas and water
supply (castings of ductile cast iron GGG)
2) Safety program: Personal protective equipment
3) Hardware (especially snap hooks)
4) Industrial engineering: Machining of castings,
pressed parts and forgings for automobile and automobile sub-supplier industries plus manufacture of ready-made components (such as carburetors and injection pumps).

Turnover: 85 million DM, 300 employees

Manager of overall purchase
Personal responsibility for 7 employees
Purchase volume: 40 million DM

Coordination of all purchase activities under specific consideration / supervision of efficient ordering lots, methodic exploration of new procurement markets (mainly in China, Taiwan and Eastern Europe), restructuring and cost saving.

1983 – 1988                                                                                                                                                                            Valcommerce, Le Sentier (Switzerland)
Import / Export of new technical products
(Personal safety equipment / Safety engineering)

Managing Director
Import from Far East / Export into different European countries and sale in Switzerland

1979 – 1983                                                                                                                                                                                Heinemann – Electric (Europe) SA, Le Lieu (Switzerland)
Manufacturer of relays and microswitches for computer industry, with 200 employees

„Responsable des Achats“ (Purchase Manager)
Personal responsibility for 5 employees
Purchase volume: 14 million SFR

Responsible for overall purchase, such as:
- Precision machining, precision mechanics and electrical engineering
- Injection-molded plastics
- Tools and machine tools
- Measuring and control engineering
- Auxiliary materials and utilities

Material provision, purchase in Europe and overseas (USA and South Africa), resolution of parts lists, deadline follow-up, customs clearance, transport organization, calculation, preparation and updating of computer data, Inventory responsibility.

1972 – 1978                                                                                                                                                                                     Bong Mining Company, Monrovia (Liberia/West Africa)
Iron ore mine with multinational workforce,
3.500 employees
(Subsidiary of former Thyssen trust)

Commodity Group Leader / General Storekeeper
Personal Responsibility for 10 staff members
Budget responsibility: 2.4 million US-$

Commodity group under responsibility:
- Spare parts for opencast mining equipment
- Fuels and lubricants
- Electric materials and tools

Determination of requirement, local purchase, order placement through the purchase divisions in Germany, Italy and the USA, inspection of incoming goods, storage, issue, stock taking, replacement, preparation and updating of material-oriented computer data, customs clearance, procurement of import licenses.

1971 – 1972                                                                                                                                                                            Substitute Kaufhof AG, Cologne

1969 – 1970                                                                                                                                                                                 Substitute candidate Kaufhof AG, Cologne

1968 – 1969                                                                                                                                                                                          Sales clerk Karstadt AG, Essen

Training courses / seminars - Business economics / Contract law
- Purchase and materials management
- Customs clearance and transport organization
- VOB and VOL contract awarding law
- Staff management and staff motivation
- MS-Office / SAP R/3 / e-procurement
- MOVEX (Intentia)

Other specific knowledge and skills - Strong leadership
- Team-oriented work
- Able to work under severe stress conditions
- High rate of social competence
- Many contacts with industry and economy in
Germany and foreign countries
- Excellent knowledge of Asian (e.g. China and
Taiwan), East European and South East
European procurement markets
- Readiness to travel to international markets

Further relevant vocational activities - Since 1990 Member of the BME – Federal Association for Materials Management and Purchase

- Since 2005 Member in the “Economy Council“ of Saxony- Anhalt

School education                                                                                                                                                                           1956 – 1960 Primary school in Hamburg
1961 – 1966 Secondary modern school in Hamburg and Bremen Final examination: „O-level“

Vocational training 1966 – 1968 Apprenticeship as retail dealer Karstadt AG, Essen

1969 – 1970 Substitute education Training academy: Kümmelsbacher Hof, Heidelberg

Remuneration                                                                                                                                                                                    Day allowance (on agreement)

Availability                                                                                                                                                                                            On agreement