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Jorgen Garnak

International Business and IT Leader & Consultant

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  • Graduation: Master in Communication and Computer Science
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
  • Languages: Danish (Native or Bilingual) | German (Elementary) | English (Full Professional) | French (Elementary)
  • Last update: 19.09.2016
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Results-focused International Business and IT Leader & Consultant with more than 25 years of experience bridging Business and IT dedicated to ensuring the intrinsic Business value of critical programmes and developments.
Extensive experience managing global project teams and line management teams covering different cultures.
Strong experience in strategic planning, business planning, program/project management, finance and operations management.
With a special talent for engaging cross-functional and competing stakeholders in the best interests of big picture solution.
Creative and goal focused at the same time. Hard working and very reliable.
Have over the years managed and supported international clients through a number of their Business Developments and Transformations.
An expert at turning around initiatives and resolving complex issues to control costs meet deadlines and achieve quality standards.
Come with experience from a number of industries like Life Science, FMGC, Healthcare, Transportation, Utility and Public.
Exposure to different industries has given insight into most parts of the value chain.

Areas of expertise:
Management · IT Project Management · IT Programme Management  · Business Process effectiveness · Project Planning, Scheduling & Scoping · Cost Control · Budget Management · Change Management · Solutions Design · Client Relationship Management · Vendor Relations · Stakeholder Engagement · Team Building · Cross-Functional Communication · Management  · Consultancy · Business Development · Prince 2 Practitioner certified


Premium Housing, Portugal · 2016
Launched the quality focused home rental solution. Activities involved all aspects from idea generation to final installation.
NNIT, Zürich · April 2012 – February 2016
Successful IT Consultancy Company (went public January 2015)
Responsible for a team of Life Science consultants delivering professional solutions to key Life Science companies:

  • P&L responsible for delivery organisation with 25+ people – with 20% yearly growth target.
  • Delivering IT and consultancy services for full IT Life Cycle to Life Science clients.
  • Grow consultancy competences and ensure alignment with market needs.
  • Develop organisation and competences for growth.
  • Ensure high quality and client satisfaction through close engagement with clients.
Manage Global IT projects supporting clients with their Business Critical Transformation programmes:
  • Manage an installation of a new Global Financial Consolidation project through complex technical solution, tough timelines and with numerous of different stakeholders.
  • Manage the installation of Global Financial Management system inclusive changes to business processes supporting new organisational responsibilities as part of Global Transformation project.
  • Executive Delivery Responsible for Global Data Compliance project enabling client to deliver information to authorities as requested.
  • Manage the evaluation of best possible technical solution supporting Material Flow Control for Major production site.
IMPLEMENT, Denmark · 2011 - 2012
One of the Nordic region’s fastest growing management consulting firm
Management Consultant
Manage wide ranging IT programme / project engagements, collaborating closely with client stakeholders to ensure the on time, on budget achievement of project specifications and scope. Manage project teams of up to 75 resources as well as external vendors. Additionally play a key role in business development, devising and presenting value-added solutions to potential clients:
  • Turned around a struggling e-business engagement facing severe delays, a poor technical platform, and a potential 100% cost increase, resolving all issues and returning the programme to a stable position with an acceptable delivery schedule and controlled costs.
  • Navigated a large team of competing client and vendor stakeholders through a politically sensitive delay to a major SAP initiative, minimising project downtime to achieve finalisation on time.
  • Consistently drive project momentum by communicating effectively with all stakeholders to maintain big picture focus on solutions delivery.
  • Recognised for outstanding performance with multiple accolades from clients and the internal senior leadership team.
Launched a successful private consulting operation focused on providing strategies to increase the effectiveness of client IT programmes and providing expert project management for all manner of IT implementation initiatives. Select projects include:
  • Conducted in-depth business and requirements analyses for a public service corporate client, developing a clear and comprehensive IT strategy for integrating all IT systems into a cohesive network capable of supporting a newly launched business direction.
  • Stepped in to project manage an ERP installation for a major wholesale client, revitalising an effort that had stalled for 5 years by recommending and overseeing a new vendor to deliver a final solution within less than a year.
IMS HEALTH, London and Denmark · 2006 - 2007
Global provider of consulting services for Life Science Industry
European Key Account Director
Led sales and business development into the European units of the Novo Nordisk, Lundbeck, and Nycomed (now Takaeda) client accounts. Ensured the consistent presentation of global service offerings, collaborating closely with IMS’ European headquarters in London to craft solutions-driven sales proposals customised to meet the unique needs of each client.
  • Achieved increases to sales among all client accounts, expanding business within existing service lines while successfully selling projects within newly developed service areas.
  • Established a position as a trusted advisor and consultant for each client account by leveraging a value- and solutions-oriented approach that effectively aligned client needs with IMS capabilities.
PA CONSULTING GROUP, Denmark · 1996 - 2006
Global management consulting firm
Management Consultant
Served as a hands-on consultant managing international IT engagements in the areas of strategy, effectiveness, and project / programme management. Leveraged a solid background in technology and strong communication skills to secure stakeholder buy-in and support for sweeping change management solutions that optimised each client’s organisational structure and performance. Additionally played a key role in business development and sales. Selected projects include:
  • Established a strategic plan for IT system enhancements to provide full support of recently streamlined business processes across global sites for a leading international transportation company.
  • Spearheaded a sweeping project to implement a new, standardised communication system for hundreds of employees at the global headquarters of this same transportation client.
  • Directed the end-to-end project life cycle for a new ERP system for a chain of retail stores, from initial requirements specification through negotiation of the vendor contract and final installation.
  • Project managed a broad business process enhancement, marketing optimisation, and IT systems upgrade designed to increase sales for a global pharmaceutical corporation.
  • Developed and led the implementation of a complete new IT strategy for a textiles manufacturer, including the selection and installation of a new ERP system.
  • Programme managed a successful “big bang” SAP conversion for a global FMC client.
  • Headed a turnaround effort to effectively resolve business and technical issues plaguing an ERP installation for a Nordic transportation company.

CAREER NOTE: Additional role as Management Consultant for ACCENTURE from 1988 - 1996. 

Fully Flexible to travel
Performance evaluation at NNIT

NNIT has a performance evaluation system where 5% of all employees are evaluated as Outstanding. Management gave me the Outstanding performance evaluation for 2015.
My position was Director and the appraisal was given by the Vice President I reported to. The VP is responsible for NNIT’s global Life Science practice.
NNIT has 2.700 employees globally.

Certificate of employment from NNIT
NNIT is an international IT service provider offering IT consulting and the development, implementation and outsourcing of IT services for the regulated industries. NNIT employs 2700 people in 2016 and has offices in Denmark (headquarters), China, The Philippines, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic and the USA.
This is to confirm, that Mr Jorgen Garnak, Danish Citizen, born on the 11 August 1960 in Denmark, was employed as Director by our company from 01 April 2012 until 29 February 2016 at NNIT Switzerland AG.
His tasks and responsibilities as Director included but were not limited to:
Director for the Swiss/German Life Science consultancy unit with full P&L responsibility:
  • Responsible for 25 consultants - achieving a profitability growth of 160%
  • Growing the team’s consultancy competences through mentoring, coaching and training
  • Strategic development of NNIT’s International Life Science activities
  • Ensure high quality and client satisfaction through close engagement with clients
  • Financial forecasting, follow-up  and reporting for the complete consultancy business unit
  • Resource management for the full Swiss/German team according to market needs
  • Handling all day-to-day activities for the full team
Manage Global Business Critical Transformation programmes:
  • Managed the IDMP (Identification of Medicinal Products) project with focus on Data Quality Assessment (Global top 10 Life Science client)
  • Managed the IDMP Data Assessment (mid-size Biopharma company)
  • Manage an installation of a new Global Financial Consolidation project (Global top 10 Life Science client)
  • Manage the installation of Global Financial Management system (Global top 10 Life Science client)
  • Managed evaluation of best solution supporting Material Flow Control (Global top 10 Life Science client)
Sales and Business Development:
  • Successful lead generation and sale of NNIT services 
  • Presentations for Client’s management
  • Contract and price negotiation
We got to know Mr Garnak as a reliable, honest and dedicated employee who always behaved with integrity. He was dedicated to provide quality work and service.
He is able to orchestrate multiple activities at once and accurately scoped out length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Mr Garnak showed dedication and commitment for his role and is highly self-motivated. He has a big desire to get things done.
Mr Garnak consistently acts with customers and business in mind, anticipating client’s needs and concerns. He is alert, keen and responsive to requests. He is committed to deliver quality services while always being cooperative, enthusiastic while work across the International NNIT organization.
He was a creative and engaged Employee. That we always could count on him made it very easy for his direct reports and Managers to get access to him and deal with any situation.
We really appreciated Mr. Garnak professionalism. Even after his resignation, he continued with his high standard of work and promoted NNIT within his extended Pharma network whenever possible.
Mr Garnak decided to leave our company on his own initiative. We thank him for his excellent and successful cooperation during these 4 years and wish him lots of success for the professional and personal future.
Zurich, 29.2.2015
NNIT Switzerland AG

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