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Peter Koehne

Chief Procurement Officer


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Experienced executive with a convincing track record within strategic and operational procurement in the manufacturing and chemical industry. I develop high-performance organizations with operational and cost excellence across product lines, manufacturing plants and regions. My mission is to position modern and future-orientated procurement as a value creator and business enhancer, well beyond cost-cutting. As an enthusiastic leader, I establish and cultivate a corporate culture of leadership, responsibility, integrity, and creativity to meet today’s challenges of a volatile world. Based on my entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on approach, I energize teams and organizations to pro-actively establish positive change, continuous improvement, and sustainability along the complete value chain. • Re-positioned, re-organized, and centralized global procurement organization to enable significant value contributions to business – including all interfaces to related functions and entities, achieving tremendous increases in efficiency and effectiveness • Set up new organizations also on a people level to harmonize and increase the efficiency of the global supply chain team • Built effective stakeholder management through a straight-lined and convincing relationship with C-level and other Cross-functional partners • Repeatedly drove national and global change and transformation programs within procurement and logistics reaching constantly savings in the multi-million €-range • Established risk and supplier management ensuring first-class supply in highly volatile and complex environments including the Corona crisis • Designed and implemented robust procurement strategies in joint efforts with international business development: putting into operation of plants, entering new markets, introducing new products, etc. • Assured the procurement performance and sourcing compliance through clear processes and KPI tracking • Recruited, trained, and developed high-performance procurement teams across entities, regions, cultures, and mentalities • Designed and implemented digitization solutions embracing business automation and artificial intelligence • Conceptualized and implemented sustainability programs in global sourcing living up to the highest compliance standards

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Chief Procurement Officer at Speira


MBA in Industrial Engineering (Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.), Wirtschaftswissenschaften