Thorsten Schulz partly available (5 Recommendations)

Thorsten Schulz


partly available (5 Recommendations)
Profileimage by Thorsten Schulz INT. PROJECT MANAGER | COACH | CHANGE | LEAN | MBA | AGILE | PMO | SAP S/4HANA | IRONMAN | from Hamburg
  • 22041 Hamburg Freelancer in
  • Graduation: MBA & Diplom-Kaufmann
  • Hourly-/Daily rates:
  • Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional) | French (Limited professional) | Spanish (Elementary)
  • Last update: 17.05.2021
Profileimage by Thorsten Schulz INT. PROJECT MANAGER | COACH | CHANGE | LEAN | MBA | AGILE | PMO | SAP S/4HANA | IRONMAN | from Hamburg

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- Since 1997 Mr. Schulz operates in various Line-Management positions, as Team Manager, Management Consultant and as Project Manager in the implementation of complex projects.
- He disposes extensive experience in management positions including HR- and budget responsibility, as well as experiences in managing external service providers.
- He exhibits a deep knowledge of methods, communicates effectively and argues convincingly in international environments.
- Mr. Schulz inherited successfully the overall Management of complex, international projects, whereat he occupies the interface position between Management and Operating Departments.


- Experience in Data Management, Operational Excellence, LEAN & Six Sigma
- Specialist in acquisition and implementation of major challenging, complex data projects with key client firms/accounts
- Modern management qualities: active conflict management, decision-making, making demands on and encouraging others, and target-orientation
- Well-developed target-oriented communication skills; skilled at involving participants and developing sales teams
- Successful for a long time as responsible project manager in strategic and organisational projects
• Very good analytical skills; ability to simplify and present complex issues; demand-oriented application of methods and tools, mainly strategic and project management
- Challenged and motivated by wide variety of (high) demands and difficult situations
- Successful through persuasion and assertiveness and as living example
- Pragmatic thinker with focus on opportunities, open to new things, flexible, and fully able to work under pressure
- Winner of the PRINCE2-best-practice-award
- Obtained MBA-equivalent degree (with honours) and international MBA; fluent in English and French
• 8x Ironman Finisher


• Management of complex LEAN, IT and organizational projects
• Business process analysis and process management
• Project Management, agile & waterfall
• LEAN Management
• Business Development
• Change Management
• Scrum
• eCommerce
• Retail
  • 07/2017 - Present

    • 500-1000 employees
    • Consumer goods and retail
  • Project Leader, Program Manager
    • Driving Operational Excellence in a merger environment
    • Data Management re-eningeering (Media Asset Management, Product Information System, Master Data Management)
    • Process Analysis and LEAN optimisation
    • Cross-functional Stakeholder Management
    • Plan-do-check-act
    • Responsible for all Deliverables and Gaps


  • 02/2017 - 06/2017

    • VIVO Energy
    • 5000-10.000 employees
    • Energy, water and environment
  • Project Support / PMO
    • Data Analysis to Operational Excellence
    • LEAN Maturity Analysis
    • Cross-functional Engagement & Stakeholder Management
    • Creation of Process Blueprint SAP

  • 06/2016 - 09/2016

    • 1000-5000 employees
    • Automotive and vehicle construction
  • Project Lead, Program Manager
  • Project „PACE“: Global LEAN Optimisation of Processes & Organisation in Sales Excellence

    • Driving Operational Excellence
    • Maturity and Data  Analysis, Data Modeling
    • Cross-functional Stakeholder Management
    • Development & Prioritizing of LEAN Optimizing measures
    • Portfolio Management

  • 01/2016 - 06/2016

    • CASSINI Consulting GmbH
    • 50-250 employees
    • Other
  • Teamlead / Product Owner Dynamics CRM
    • Business Blueprint Design
    • Responsible of Requirement Management


  • 01/2016 - 06/2016

    • 1000-5000 employees
    • Industry and mechanical engineering
  • Project Lead /Agile Coach
  • Development of an internationalen CRM Web-Application

    • Proxy Product Owner
    • Creating the Project Description and Board Decision-making Document
    • Initiating and planning the project
    • Introducing an agile procedure model
    • Coaching the Projectmanager

  • 03/2016 - 05/2016

    • Toll Collect
    • 250-500 employees
    • Transport and Logistics
  • Project Lead „Transition“
  • „Maut auf Bundesstraßen 40tkm (MaB40K)“

    • Designing the Operations Manual
    • Transition of the project to Operations
    • Guaranteeing the Quality Assurance to public stakeholder

  • 12/2015 - 03/2016

    • 50-250 employees
    • Public service
  • Management Consulting / Project Lead
  • Review and Update of the IT Framework according to ITIL
    • Analysing the current trend in BMZ IT Operations (onsite)
    • Recording and Alignment of strategic requirements
    • Consulting on Changes/Adjustments based on the operational analysis

  • 10/2015 - 02/2016

    • 250-500 employees
    • Consumer goods and retail
  • Project Lead
  • Optimisation of Webshop Dataload

    • Significantly reducing the e2e updating period in spite of increasing data volumes
    • Development of Measures in the fields of Search Index, Data Load, Job Control and Architecture
    • Management of Third Party Provider
    • Planning of Design, Proof of Concept und Rollout

  • 08/2015 - 10/2015

    • 50-250 employees
    • Consumer goods and retail
  • Project Lead
  • Strategic Fields of Attention in IT

    • Review of the Third Party Business for a Webshop Application
    • Design of IT Organisation, IT Architectur and Processes
    • Know-how Transfer to Business Units

  • 06/2014 - 06/2015

    • 1000-5000 employees
    • Telecommunications
  • Project Lead
  • Multiple Projects
    • Transfer of Marketing Projects in Operations und Fulfilment
    • Design and  Coordination of Processes
    • Post-Merger Integration of Kabel Deutschland

  • 11/2013 - 03/2014

    • 5000-10.000 employees
    • Banks and financial services
  • Team Lead, Engagement Manager, Advisory
  • Compliance

    • Definition and coordination of anti-money-laundry-processes
    • Set-up of AML unit
    • Elimination of case back-log
    • Transfer of Best-Practices

  • 01/2012 - 03/2013

    • 5000-10.000 employees
    • Telecommunications
  • Program Lead
  • Migration & Rollout BFS/IPCom

    • Replacement of legacy inventory system BFS and planning tool IPCom und
    • Migration into new System R&SI (Comarch) / OSS Layer
    • Introduction & Coaching of agile framework
    • Guaranteeing the agreed agile prozesses and artefacts
    • Project Volume > 5,0 Mio. €, 10 Project Leads, ca. 80 Project Members, ext. Service Provider
    • PRINCE2 Best-Practice-Award 2012
    • Responsible for operational planning and controlling of the project. In this context responsible for the achievement of time-, quality- and budget-targets. Definition of objectives and planning of required resources.
    • Data Modeling, Data Migration

5 reasons why you should work with an IRONMAN to run your business:

- I have a huge sense of responsibility
- I inspire others
- I am physically and mentally trained
- I never give up
- I plan ahead and get things done


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Niederlassungsleiter ( Andreas Kupski )

Ein echter Projekt Management Profi! Thorsten war bei seinen Studenten beliebt, fachlich und persönlich ausgezeichnet und wir sind glücklich, einen solch hochkarätigen Experten gewonnen zu haben. Wir wünschen Thorsten weiterhin alles Gute und hoffen auf eine erneute Zusammenarbeit in der Zukunft.


Geschäftsleiter Operations ( Alois Grüblinger )

Menschlich und fachlich ein Top Consultant und Projektleiter. In einem schwierigen Umfeld hat er es, mit seiner fachlichen Expertise im Projektmanagement, mit Routine und Einfühlungsvermögen, sowohl in die Materie als auch in die Mannschaft, geschafft unser Projekt zum erfolgreichen Ende zu bringen. Ich habe sehr gerne mit ihm zusammengearbeitet.

Allgeier Experts SE

Manager Sales ( Tobias Benad )

Vielen Dank für Ihre sehr gute Beratungsleistung im Bereich der Projektleitung und des Programm-Management, sowie für die Ausarbeitung der Konzepte, welche vor der vereinbarten Lieferfrist eingereicht wurden.
Wir bedanken uns für das uns entgegengebrachte Vertrauen und freuen uns auf eine weiterhin partnerschaftliche sowie erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit!

EO Personalberatung Mönchengladbach

Inhaber ( Detlev Rauch )

Wir haben Herrn Schulz als Interim Manager bei einem Mega-Projekt als Projektleiter bei einem unserer wichtigen Kunden eingesetzt. Seine tiefe Kenntnisse in der Analyse und Optimierung von Prozessen (IT, Warenwirtschaftssystemen, usw.) haben unseren Kunden und uns sehr beeindruckt. Er führte das hochkarätige Projekt fachlich wie menschlich erfolgreich zu Ende und wir empfehlen ihn deshalb gerne weiter.

INTERSPORT Deutschland eG

CIO - Head of IT ( Lars-Eric Pusch )

Thorsten war aufgrund seiner Erfahrung im Handel sehr schnell in der Lage, sich in unser Geschäftsmodell einzufinden und auch die Teamstrukturen zu erkennen. Insofern ist es ihm hervorragend gelungen, das beauftragte Projekt zum erfolgreichen Abschluß zu bringen. Sowohl konzeptionell und methodisch, als auch fachlich hat er das Projekt und auch die beteiligten Mitarbeiter zum Erfolg geführt. Seine engagierte Arbeitsweise und hanseatische Verbindlichkeit haben wir sehr geschätzt.