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Bernd Kumpmann

Senior Consultant
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Personal Information

Location: Munich Metropolitan Area, Germany
Nationality: German
Geographical mobility: Worldwide

Training & Certification

2012 Nokia Operations Leadership Training ​Management Circle Nokia
2009 EFQM Excellence Assessor ​Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität (DGQ)
2000 MBA ​University of Warwick (UK)


German (first language)
English (fluently)

International Experience

Finland, United States, UK, Dubai, China

Areas of Expertise



Long-standing successful leadership of cross-functional and international projects.
Huge project variety: Strategy-, Carve Out-, Business Transformation-, Sales Growth-, Cost Reduction- and Optimization projects.
Task force Management
Detailed knowledge in Operations (Supply Chain, Procurement, Production, Logistics), Sales and Service.
Experiences from IT, Strategy and QM organizations.
·Long lasting experience in mobile radio with Siemens and Nokia Siemens Networks.
Experiences working in large international and medium-sized companies.

New Product Introduction

New Product Introduction process
Ramp-up Management
Capacity Planning

Supply Chain Management

Analysis, definition and execution of global Supply Chain strategies including cost reductions and streamlining
Supply Chain design, Make/Buy strategies
Improvements to Supply Chain Processes
Inventory reduction / optimization
Backlog Recovery
Sales Forecasting and Capacity Planning

Project Management / Quality Management

Project Management / Change Management (owner of PM methodology)
Crisis / Task Force management
Transformation / Reorganization
Carve Out / Post-Merger Integration
EFQM excellence assessor (2009)
Problem solving: Lessons Learned, 8D, A3, 5Why, 6M / Ishikawa, Pareto, Degree of Implementation
Process mapping, Value-Stream Analysis

Lean & Digital Excellence

Analysis and Improvements of overall business process landscape and implementation of best practices in processes and tools
Implementation of suitable and pragmatic KPI Systems / Balanced Screocard
Stimulating organizations towards excellence and digitalization / annual planning
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Work Experience and Major Projects

01/2018 - today


Role: Head of Operations Project Management /

COO Executive Assistant
Company: Radio Frequency Systems
Location: Hanover / Munich, DE
Reporting to the COO
Drove the creation and implementation of strategies, annual plans and respective KPIs
Drove business cases creation and transformation projects setup
Supported the Supply chain organization in the introduction of new global processes
Supported manufacturing footprint projects
Managed inventory reduction projects
Managed reorganization and due diligence / carve-out projects
Supported North America regional organization in setting up and delivering a €50 million project
Supported Order Management organization in setting up a task force to drive and monitor quarterly sales target achievements
Owned the RFS project management methodology for transformation projects
Facilitated and followed up on inventory steering team meetings, Business Review meetings with the Business Units and Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) meetings with the Sales organizations
07/2013 - 12/2017

Role: Head of Sales Operation Project Management
Company: Coriant (taken over by Infinera in 2018)
Location: Munich, DE
Responsible for Sales strategy and transformation project management, Sales annual business planning, business analytics
Drove Go To Market strategies and Account Development Plans development
Coordinated Sales effectiveness projects
Managed the finalization of the customer contract transfer project from Nokia Siemens Networks to Coriant
Role: Head of Services Business Operations
Company: Coriant (taken over by Infinera in 2018)
Location: Munich, DE
Reporting to the Senior Vice President Service
Responsible for Services governance, management system, transformation projects, improvement measures and KPIs
Coordinated Services effectiveness and profitability projects
=> Technical Service Center optimization and call center reduction from 5 to 1
=> Optimization of warehouse locations (52 => 35 countries, 190 => 129 locations)
=> Reduction of Logistics Service providers from 15 down to 2
=> Implementation of maintenance contract management and standard T&Cs
=> Standardized Network Deployment processes and tools
Managed task force to identify and correct missing revenue bookings for Coriant maintenance business
07/2012 - 07/2013

Role: Strategic Consultant / Project Manager Transformation Projects
Company: Nokia Siemens Networks (today Nokia)
Location: Munich, DE; Espoo Finland
Carve Out of Nokia Siemens Networks’ Optical Business Unit into the Greenfield Company Coriant: Managed the Sales-, Service- and Transitional Services Agreement projects for successful completion of the Carve Out
=> 1500 employees transferred from NSN
=> 38 Legal Entities setup
=> Offer to Cash process deployed worldwide
=> More than 300 Customers transferred to Coriant from NSN
03/2008 - 06/2012

Role: Strategic Consultant / Project Manager Transformation Projects
Company: Nokia Siemens Networks (today Nokia)
Location: Munich, DE; Espoo Finland
Developed supply chain strategy, initiated transformation projects for Portfolio Simplification, Supply Chain Transformation, Manufacturing Strategy and Cash Efficiency
Managed the reorganization of the Material Execution setup with high focus on change management
Aligned Supply Chain Execution functions between HW- and SW-Supply Chain
Managed US Export Control and Customs Compliance task force (implementation of short-term workarounds to fulfil US customs requirements)
Supported in the setup of new legal entities in the frame of the restructuring of the Nokia Siemens Networks location in Munich
Coordinated the Program Management Office for Nokia Siemens Networks COGS reduction program, steering team meetings with members of the executive board, reporting to the COO
04/2007 - 02/2008

Role: Head of Services Quality & Processes
Company: Nokia Siemens Networks (today Nokia)
Location: Munich, DE; Espoo Finland
Responsible for governance of the new Nokia Siemens Networks Services organization and for the post-merger integration of processes, IT tools and Quality Management of former Siemens Communications and Nokia Networks Service organizations

02/1988 - 03/2007

Company: Siemens
Location: Munich, DE
Head of Carrier Services Sales Operations | 11/2002 – 03/2007
Head of Business Unit Marketing Positioning | 03/2002 – 10/2002
Head of Business Unit Strategy / Strategic Analyst | 04/2000 – 02/2002
Project Manager SAP / SW Engineer | 02/1988 – 03/2000
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