Graduate in Business Administration (VWA) Torsten Duwe

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Background of experience

More than 25 years of management- and project experience in purchasing & logistics.

Purchasing expert with >25 years experience in the automotive industry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and aerospace with comprehensive know-how in the areas of global sourcing / legal compliance / change management / project and quality management / strategic purchasing / process optimization throughout the supply chain.

Career History

  • Apprenticeship as a merchant
  • Studies in Business Administration
  • Commercial manager in the shop building sector (1991-1995)
  • Technical Project Purchaser Automotive (1996-1999)
  • Factory Manager in France Automotive (1999-2000)
  • Head of Materials Management & Logistics Automotive (2000-2006)
  • European Supply Chain Manager Automotive (2004-1005)
  • Head of Operational Purchasing Aerospace (2007-2008)
  • Head of Purchasing Automotive (-2009)
  • Head of Materials Management & Logistics Mechanical Engineering & Electrical Engineering (2009-2015)
  • Independent Interim Manager for Purchasing & Logistics (since 01.12.2015)

Focus Areas

  • Supplier management
  • Price negotiations
  • Value-Chain-Analyzes
  • Restructuring and Rebuilding of the Purchasing & Logistics Department
  • Lean Management
  • Supplier risk management
  • Creation and integration of e.g. purchasing conditions, framework contracts, quality assurance agreements
  • Procurement Controlling
  • Inventory optimization
  • Selection and placement of adequate suppliers worldwide
  • Project and Quality Management Purchasing, Supply Chain + Logistics

Selected Reference Projects

  • Selected reference projects:
  • Purchasing Manager with a French Automotive Supplier (Tier 1) (1 year)
  • Project Procurement Global Sourcing with an  Automotive Supplier (Tier 1) (9 months)
  • Relocation of plastic injection molding machines with an automotive supplier (Tier 1) from Germany to Slovakia