Accomplished and M&A focused HR professional with strong business acumen
I am strongly motivated by significantly contributing to my clients' success in M&A deals through managing the key value drivers relating to PEOPLE: a well-founded data analysis, a smooth, cost-optimized, and timely transition as well as a well-targeted performance management and workforce capacity.
Over the past 10 years I have developed a strong expertise in M&A covering the end to end deal cycle through a range of successfully completed projects spanning from HR due diligence to postmerger integration, analysis to implementation, SME to global player, buy side to sell side, private equity to strategic investors, and project lead to HR/C&B advisory.
This expertise is rounded off by over 20 years of comprehensive cross-industry experience, a C&B background, and proven key capabilities of excellent stakeholder management, very good analytical and adaptive thinking skills, deep legal understanding, and pragmatic problem-solving.
Last but not least supplemented by business and culturally savvy having worked with American, English, Indian, Dutch, Swedish and Austrian companies.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
HR due diligence: analysis of T&C/legal transition of T&C/financial impact of HR topics/risk analysis/cultural fit
(reverse) carve out/TUPE transfer/joint venture: communication (pre-/post-announcement); preparation of legal transition topics (e.g. transfer letter, WC/union agreements); organizational design; retention; HR TSA
Harmonization/replication/cash out of T&C: remuneration, grading/benchmarking, pension plans (DC, DB, CTA), benefits, terms of employment (e.g. working time accounts)
(legal and operational) transition of policies/WC agreements/union agreements/employment contracts
Design of variable pay scheme/sales incentive/KPI metrics/performance management system/OKR
WC strategy and negotiations: balancing of interests/redundancy payment scheme; social selection procedure; communication plan; retention
AFL Europe (Automotive; liquidated)
CFS (Mechanical Engineering; now GEA Food Solutions)
Engineering (Plant Construction)