Oliver Glemser

Oliver Glemser

Director Global Supply Chain Development

Geneva Area, Switzerland

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Oliver Glemser's Overview


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Oliver Glemser's Summary

Supply Chain Executive with 20 years end-to-end experience spanning over Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Sales & Distribution and Logistics. Proven track record in leading cross-functional projects and large multinational teams while delivering strong business results. FMCG and Pharmaceuticals. Focus: Business Process Reengineering, Change Management. Double degree in Engineering and Business Administration. Fluent in German, English, French and Italian.

Specialties: Project management, people management, project governance, change management, business process reengineering, setup of new processes from scratch, product lifecycle management, Pharma, conference speaker, supplier negotiation, strategic purchasing, procurement, supply chain management, inventory optimization, production planning & scheduling improvements, advanced planning & optimization systems, distribution planning, design of greenfield factories, lecturer for inventory management.

Oliver Glemser's Experience

Director Global Supply Chain Development

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Pharmaceuticals industry

August 2008Present (6 years 2 months) Saint-Prex

Program Director - leading the development and implementation of Supply Chain Projects and Lean/Six Sigma initiatives
• Performed a feasibility study and business case for late stage customization in Asia (postponement)
• Optimized the European distribution network
• Implemented Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
• Redesigned the Supply Chain metrics (KPIs) and established a Performance Management process
• Increased supply performance to customers
• Reduced inventory levels
• Optimized the Product Launch Process (Product Lifecycle Management)
• Acted as Global Process Owner for the implementation of Supply Chain Planning with Oracle ASCP 12
• Conference speaker at Logipharma (2010, 2013, 2014)

Manager Procurement Services

Philip Morris International

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PM; Tobacco industry

March 2005March 2008 (3 years 1 month) Lausanne

Responsible for governance and implementation of the Indirect Materials & Services transformation project. Additionally, head of the Procurement services line function comprising Procurement planning, reporting, training, compliance matters, system projects and budgeting. Direct report to the Vice President Supply Chain at Philip Morris International
• Governed the project team during the strategy, planning and approval phase. Achieved project approval from the Executive Management Team.
• Led 4 project teams responsible for the implementation of Spend Analysis, eSourcing, eRequisition and Data Alignment (new commodity classification, new vendor management process).
• Turned around the project within 4-8 weeks after takeover. Overcome major staff issues, delays, supplier performance risks and stakeholder acceptance issues. Finally, successfully delivered the project on time and on budget.
• Achieved process efficiency gains enabling a significant headcount reduction in Europe.


Project Leader Supply Chain

Philip Morris International

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PM; Tobacco industry

September 2001February 2005 (3 years 6 months) Lausanne

Responsible for strategy definition, design and implementation of new processes and a new system (SAP APO) at the European factories and the import markets world-wide.
• Led the process analysis and the definition of the To-Be processes for the Finished Goods’ Supply Chain Planning comprising the harmonization of the planning models among the European factories.
• Achieved project approval from the Operations Executive Board for the reorganization of the processes as well as for the implementation of SAP APO.
• Led the business process reengineering and system implementation, covering 119 markets, the Headquarters and 14 factories.
• Successfully implemented and managed the change.
• Led a project team of 9 resources that effectively accomplished the project on time and on budget.

Manager Distribution & Logistics

Philip Morris International

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PM; Tobacco industry

November 1999August 2001 (1 year 10 months) Lausanne

Reorganized the Logistics and Distribution Planning processes at Philip Morris Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Streamlined and accelerated the physical distribution through transport and warehouse network optimization.

Logistics Project Engineer

Philip Morris International

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PM; Tobacco industry

August 1997October 1999 (2 years 3 months) Neuchâtel

Responsible for design and implementation of the complete logistics setup for brand new Philip Morris Greenfield factories in St. Petersburg and Bucharest.
• Implemented innovative material handling and storage technologies as well as cost effective waste removal and recycling concepts.
• Equipment purchased worth $8 Mio. Achieved a 38% price reduction through successful negotiations with suppliers.

Supply Chain Consultant

Wassermann Unternehmensberatung

May 1994February 1997 (2 years 10 months) München

Responsible for the reengineering of the client's production planning and scheduling processes. Implementation of the Wassermann Supply Chain method and software.
• Led projects for an automotive (EDSCHA) and a building equipment company (TROX) in Germany.
• Achieved 97% deadline respect, halving of lead times, over 40% inventory reduction, up to 10% overhead and production cost reduction.
• Led seminars on “effective inventory management” hosted by the German Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (AMMPL).


Jaguar Cars

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Automotive industry

January 1990March 1990 (3 months) Coventry

3 months internship in Pre-Production Control and Purchasing during University studies.



Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry

August 1985July 1987 (2 years) Stuttgart

Apprenticeship in retail banking at LANDESGIROKASSE (today BW BANK), Stuttgart, Germany

Oliver Glemser's Skills & Expertise

  1. Leading People
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Supply Chain Management
  4. Program Management
  5. Business Process Improvement
  6. IT Strategy
  7. Strategic Thinking
  8. Strategic Analysis
  9. Change Management

Oliver Glemser's Languages

  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • French

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • German

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Italian

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • Russian

    (Elementary proficiency)

Oliver Glemser's Education

Technische Universität Berlin

Diplom, Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen


Double degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration.

Specialization in Supply Chain Management & Logistics, Manufacturing Technology and Controlling.

Final grade amongst the top 11 % of the 1994 students.

Activities and Societies: AEGEE

LUISS Guido Carli University

Erasmus, Business Administration


Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Stuttgart

Abitur, Political Sciences and Maths


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