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Katrin Riech-Neumann

Katrin Riech-Neumann

Managing Director

 

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Curriculum Vitae

Katrin Riech-Neumann | joka HR

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Key Competencies:

  • HR Business Partner / HR Leadership
  • HR BP & Leadership Roles Interim
  • Employee relations
  • Restructure / Transformation
  • Company transfer processes
  • Company closure
  • Workers council negotiation /Union relations
  • Integration
  • M & A processes
  • Due Diligence / HR processes
  • Integration of new businesses
  • Employee relations / company agreements
  • Communication
  • Operational HR work / HR Leadership
  • HR Leadership Roles Interim
  • Employee relations

 

  • • Tools & HR IS
  • HR Tools Implementation (time tracking, workforce planning, payroll ) and related processes
  • Payroll & processes

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

  • since 02/2010
    Managing Director joka HR Services, Cologne/Germany


     Project examples:

 

  • 2018 - 06/2019
    HR Integration of a carved-out business unit into a global US company, tools & processes, works council involvement (600 employees in Germany, automotive tier 1 supplier).

  • 2018
    Carve out activities & Transformation, several carve out activities, Due diligence support during a transformation phase, workers council involvement in an international global industrial company (700 employees in Germany, automotive tier 1 supplier).

  • 2018
    Implementation of a new time tracking and workforce planning system in a technology corporation with 6 sites in Germany.

  • 2017
    Acting Plant Manager (Norwegian automotive tier 1 supplier) to lead the company closure in Germany and transfer the knowledge and production to a sister plant in Slovakia. Ensuring daily shipments to OEM customers. Leading Operations, Procurement, Sales & Customer Management, Transfer and the company closure, incl. social plan.

  • 2014-2016
    Project Lead Integration (M&A) & Restructuring, 2 plant closures and partial closures of German sites of an English / American company. Integration into existing structures, partly automotive (Tier 1 supplier), negotiations with the works council.

  • 2012-2014
    Integration (M&A) Interim HR Manager in an international global industrial company (120 employees) – integration after merger / acquisition, restructuring, negotiations with workers council and union.

  • 2012
    Support the worldwide roll-out of a Bonus system / Performance System in a global German industrial company with entities in 50 countries.

  • 2011-2013
    Workers council negotiations & Transformation for a global supply chain company / Helathcare in Germany

  • 2011-2012
    Set up new German business for a global telecommunication company

  • 2010-2011
    Outsourcing and Restructuring of several departments in a worldwide Logistics Company (2500 employees in Germany)

  • 2010
    HR Transformation Analysis in a German industrial cooperation with a multinational background (Portuguese parent company). Goal was the centralization or outsourcing of the HR department in the 5 branches in Germany to increase efficiency (1800 employees in Germany)

  • 2010
    Payroll analysis Europe (Germany, UK, France and 12 other countries) for a global Insurance company. Goal was the centralization of the department in one hub in Europe. (app. 1000 employees in Europe)

 

05/2009 -01/2010

Senior HR Manager Central Europe Human Resources

Russia, Poland, Czech, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany Switzerland Austria (appr. 450 employees)

www.electronic-arts.de

Electronic Arts GmbH in Cologne, Germany

 

  • HR Business Partner for the Management and member of the European HR Leadership Team
  • Managing the HR Team with up to 6 direct & indirect reports
  • Responsible for all HR issues, mainly:
  • Strategic HR decisions and plans
  • Restructuring (2 main projects of redundancies and organizational restructuring)
  • Responsible for Planning (Budget and Headcounts)
  • Performance Management, Human Resources Development, Management Coaching
  • Training & Development, Leadership competencies, Talent Planning, Succession Planning
  • Act in discussion as a coach, conducting discussions
  • Labour law issues, workers council
  • Partner for HR Europe & International projects
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  • Extra Projects: Office closures, restructuring and redundancies, creating structure in the new region, local learning & development in the region, European projects, navigate the process of implementing a workers council from the employer side

 

 

 

10/2007 -04/2009
Senior HR Manager Human Resources

Germany Switzerland Austria (appr. 350 employees)

www.electronic-arts.de

Electronic Arts GmbH in Cologne, Germany

 

  • HR Business Partner for the Management and member of the European HR Leadership Team
  • Managing the HR Team with 5 direct & indirect reports
  • Responsible for all HR issues, mainly:
  • Strategic HR decisions and plans
  • Restructuring (2 main projects of redundancies and organizational restructuring)
  • Responsible for Planning (Budget and Headcounts)
  • Performance Management, Human Resources Development, Management Coaching
  • Training & Development, Leadership competencies, Talent Planning, Succession Planning
  • Act in discussion as a coach, conducting discussions
  • Labour law issues
  • Landmark decisions in tax and social insurance, supervising the payroll

 

  • Extra Projects: Restructure projects, Lay –offs, European harmonization strategies, implementing local learning & development in the region

 

 

 

10/2005 -09/2007
HR - Advisor Human Resources

Germany Austria (appr. 200 employees)

www.electronic-arts.de

Electronic Arts GmbH in Cologne, Germany

 

  • Substitute for the HR Manager
  • Full responsibility for the complete Recruiting for all positions
  • Performance Management, Human Resources Development
  • Administrative Support for all employees
  • Act in discussion as a coach, conducting discussions
  • Support in Planning (Budget and Headcounts)
  • Support for HR projects
  • Leaver support (interviews regarding the reasons for leaving, writing references)
  • Supervising the payroll regarding general tax or social insurance matters and having an overview over the daily work

 

  • Extra Projects: building a modern HR Structure in Germany, implementing payroll internally (ADP), implementing HR planning and control

 

 

 

09/2004 – 09/2005
Professional for International Assignment Services /Human Resources Solutions

www.deloitte.com

Deloitte & Touche GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany

 

  • Tax and social insurance advice for expatriates (inbound & outbound) in international companies
  • Expertise regarding general tax or social insurance matters
  • Reviewing employment contracts and relocation policies
  • Implementing expatriate systems for international companies

 

  • Extra Projects: building expatriate systems, advices

 

 

05/2001 – 06/2004
Experienced Payroll Accountant/Human Resources–

 Part time during my studies

www.bcg.de

The Boston Consulting Group GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany

 

  • Payroll advisory service and administration service for about 1300 employees
  • Implementing several Compensations & Benefit Projects
  • Intensive Cooperation with the departments Career Development and Recruiting

 

  • Extra Projects: building an efficient HR administrative structure, new insurance strategies, System changes in LOGA system

 

HR Generalist

Sachtleben Chemie GmbH, today Venator
https://www.venatorcorp.com/

in Duisburg, Germany

 

  • Full responsibility for staff planning (Headcount) and budgeting
  • Payroll advisory service for about 350 employees
  • Implementing several Compensations & Benefit Projects
  • Intensive cooperation with the workers council/union
  • Tariff handling
  • Recruiting
  • Projects
  • Human Resource Development

 

  • Extra Projects: building a modern HR Structure, implementing new payroll system (from Paisy up to SAP R/3 HR), creating Business Units, implementing HR planning and control

 

 

 

 

Education

 

10/2007 – 05/2008

  • Certification Thomas International /Thomas System: Business Assessment Tools

 

04/2000 – 08/2004

  • University studies: Economics with the main subjects Human Resources, Tax and Macroeconomics (international economic relations)

 

03/2003 –  04/2003

  • Internship with Yokogawa Corporation of America

 09/1995 – 01/1998

  • Apprenticeship: clerk in an industrial company with the main part in Human Resources
  • Sachtleben Chemie GmbH, today Venator
  • Duisburg, Germany

 

1995

  • High School Diploma, general qualification for university entrance

 



Language & technical competencies

 

  • German: native
  • English:  fluent (C2)
  • French:  basic
  • PC: MS-Office, various HR systems and tools