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Susanne Zausinger-Kerl

Susanne Zausinger-Kerl

Cancer survivor: Enjoying life!

Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Area

Having had a decisive experience, I decided after 25 years in the automotive and railway business, to transition into a new phase of my personal and professional life.

Currently, my focus is on staying healthy, enjoying life and slowing down the pace.
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PROFILE SUMMARY:

International experienced manager with comprehensive lean Operations (Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality) know-how in the automotive and railway industry in Europe, China, USA and India. Customer-, people- and result-oriented with demonstrated record of exceeding goals in different cultural environments. Experienced in change management (from start-up to workout and turnaround) with a positive, proactive attitude and a steadfast commitment to excellence. Entrepreneurial leadership style with highly effective planning, project management and organization skills. Demonstrated ability to install a common vision and to develop successful teams based on strong collaboration skills, employee engagement, empowerment, trust and mutual respect.

AREAS OF STRENGTH
- Lean Manufacturing / Operational Excellence
- Positive attitude, drive, persistency, enthusiasm, passion
- Creating employee engagement and empowerment
- Envisioning competitive strategies, implementing simple tactics and delivering sustainable results
- Change management
- Organizational skills (structure & processes)
- Business improvement planning / priority setting
- Adaptable to new situations

VALUES & BEHAVIORS
- Customer and People first
- Collaboration & trust
- Honoring commitments
- Insist on realism / transparency
- Creativity & Innovation


Experience:

  • PLANT SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER, GMNA COMPONENT PLANT - BAY CITY U.S. (GM Northamerica)
  • MANUFACTURING - BUSINESS UNIT PAINT SHOP EXECUTIVE , ADAM OPEL AG PLANT RÜSSELSHEIM (Adam Opel AG, GME)
  • GLOBAL HEAD OF OPERATIONS BUSINESS UNIT BOGIES, BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION (Bombardier Transportation)
  • "Getting Susanne well" (A quiet mind and a fit body)
  • MANUFACTURING - BUSINESS UNIT GENERAL ASSEMBLY EXECUTIVE, ADAM OPEL AG PLANT RUESSELSHEIM (Adam Opel AG, GM)
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - ORDER FULFILLMENT (S&OP) DIRECTOR GME (GM Europe, Adam Opel AG)

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