Promoting Procurement Executives and their organisations.

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Christian Dickau - Senior Advisor & Interim Manager

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The rapidly progressing digitalization, growing supplier dependencies, recurring supply and price risks, the shift of procurement markets to "best cost countries" - but also top management requirements such as the seamless integration of procurement into an integrated supply chain management concept, the establishment of "advanced purchasing" as well as the consistent use of supplier innovations are increasing the pressure on companies to professionalize procurement in a rapid and trendsetting manner.

Following the maxim "Promoting Procurement Executives and their Organizations", we provide you with support in setting up a high-performance procurement organization based on a targeted strategy. We create the prerequisites for efficient procurement processes, implement effective procurement controlling as a steering instrument and guide your continuous improvement initiatives. 

This will enable you and your employees in procurement to create a significant value contribution to the overall success of your company and to finally position the procurement function as a "value driver".

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Christian Dickau

Heiligenhäußle 11
D-77955 Ettenheim

+ 49 (174) 248 30 02

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Our main focus

Strategy, Organization and Processes

Development of target-oriented procurement strategies with measurable goals and effective implementation measures, corresponding set-up and further development of your organization as well as introduction of efficient processes (e.g. requisition-to-pay)

Digitization & Implementation of eSolutions

Realisation of your plans to automate or digitalize processes and tasks in procurement by implementing best-in-class e-solutions and applying the latest methods

Strategic Procurement Management

Definition and implementation of individual category strategies as well as introduction of a holistic supplier management including active control of the supplier portfolio in order to minimize risk and increase your value contributions

Functional Audits & Further Development Initiatives

Identification of improvement potentials on the basis of a multidimensional analysis of your procurement function involving the most important business partners, development of specific further development initiatives and ongoing implementation support

Due Diligence Projects & Post Merger Integrations (PMI)

Procurement related review of potentials and risks of acquisition targets, determination of individual maturity levels in specific procurement topics as well as support of the PMI phase (e.g. roll-out of group-wide guidelines, regulations, processes and tools)

Data Analytics & Procurement Controlling

Creation of sustainable spend transparency, introduction of tailored controlling systems/balanced scorecards incl. address-related reporting and continuous performance measurement - also with regard to the value contribution of your procurement activities ("savings")

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Forms of collaboration


Following the maxim "Promoting Procurement Executives and their Organisations", we provide support in all questions relating to the review, further development, new development of targets, measures and concepts as well as the overall design of your procurement function

Interim Management

Bridging of personnel bottlenecks due to absences or delayed replacements, assumption of temporary project responsibility in the event of necessary specialist knowledge or a temporary increase in capacity requirements

Trainings & guest lectures at universities

Transfer of procurement related specialist know-how as well as best practices from the experience of different companies and industries, e.g. within procurement academies of well-known companies and as guest lecturer at universities

Chosen references and cooperations

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Industry expertise

We are very experienced in these industries and offer you our distinctive expert knowledge. As a result, your purchasing organization will benefit from proven "best practice" approaches - both in complex corporate structures as well as in medium-sized businesses

  • Automotive
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Maritime & Logistics
  • Electrical Technology
  • Logistic Systems
  • Construction
  • Facility Management
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Building Technology


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