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Nikolaus Kirner

Chief Procurement Officer


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Event Format

In-person / live conference, Virtual Conference


English, German


Dec 10


I am an accomplished Chief Procurement Officer and Transformation Director, able to apply entrepreneurial vigour in the application of commercial strategy formulation complemented with human capital engagement processes that galvanise stakeholders to achieve stretch business targets. A charismatic operative, my experience incorporates international corporate leadership in complex and demanding multicultural environments in business-driver roles requiring incisive management, commercial expertise, and strategic perspective. I am recognized for my commitment to a high-energy, high-performance culture, an inclusive management style that empowers staff to succeed, and the ability to restructure and transform companies to more effectively deliver best practice client engagement and effective service delivery. In addition to leading service provision across worldwide markets, I have a proven track-record as an active Chair, Board and Committee Member to companies as listed below: Member, Thomas Cook Group Management Council, 2016-2018 Member, Thomas Cook Group Airlines Management Board, 2013-2016 Chair, Noris International Trading GmbH Board, 2008-2009 Chair, Thomas Cook Group Hotel Sourcing Committee, 2012-2013 Supervisory Board Member, usd AG, 2020-present Supervisory Board Member, Condor Flugdienst GmbH, 2015-2021 Supervisory Board Member, Fairpartners AG, 2011-2016 Member of the Procurement Power List as one of the Top 30 most influential people in Procurement in the UK and Europe compiled by CIPS and Supply Management. A noted thought leader, I have presented at numerous global events and am fluent in the English and German languages.

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Current Position

Chief Procurement Officer at SAP


MBA, Finance, Logistics, International Business