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Manuel Kuchen

Consulting Professional

Profession: Procurement Consultant

Location Main Office: City // Bern | Country // Switzerland

Professional Expertise:
Accompanying initial samples, Accompanying pre-series, Accompanying production start / SOP, Accompanying small series, Assembly, installation, commissioning, Cash flow management optimisation, Chemical technology, Commercial comparison of offers, Commercial rounds of negotiations & final negotiation, Complaint management, Coordination of staff training, Cosmetic industry, Displacement release, Escalation & deescalation management, Final technical acceptance, Food production and processing, Heavy and special transport management, Monitoring commissioning, Monitoring of the production status, deadline monitoring, Process engineering, Project management for buying new machinery and tools, Project planning, Proposal for supplier nomination by end customers, Service management, Settlement of grant cases, Spare parts management, Supplier evaluation / on-site auditing, Supplier selection, Technical checks of the manufacturing steps at the supplier (on-site), Technical comparison of offers, Technical drawings


Experience in Industries, Products & Services:
Automotive, Building technologies, Chemicals, Construction, Cosmetics, Food industries, Furniture, Lighting, Medical, Recycling


CV Résumé

Manuel Kuchen - Educated at Coventry University holding his Master’s degree in Engineering and Manufacturing Management with additional degrees in Business Administration (Zurich) and Economics (Freiburg), Manuel worked with EY, wrote his Thesis within the Volkswagen Group headquarters on business process re-engineering and his Dissertation within the Ford Motor Company on lean manufacturing.

Manuel started his own consulting business in 2010. He is an expert in project management for new machinery and tools within 7 different industries: Automotive, Medical, Building Technologies, Construction, Recycling, Furniture, Lighting. He works worldwide and is fluent in English, German, and French. Manuel is strict about his given schedule from his clients: in his career, 100% of all his projects were accomplished on time – or earlier. He cares for the project, starting from a brainstorming idea and ending with successful installation and SOP, Manuel worked and works on any continent for his client's success.

Successful Escalation and De-Escalation Management is, due to his strong interpersonal and negotiation skills another cornerstone of his consulting business.

In order to balance himself with the demanding tasks, he spends quality time with his son and takes his Doberman with him for walks in any weather condition.

Countries of work experience: Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, U.K., USA, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, India Spain, Italy.

With his key competencies as Procurement Consultant, General Contractor for Manufacturing Projects, Project Management for Manufacturing Projects / Buying & Installing new Machinery, Manuel Kuchen joined CBA in Switzerland in February 2020.

Languages spoken: German, French, English

Degree: M.Sc. Engineering & Manufacturing Management; B. Sc. Business Administration

Years in Advisory: 12


Accompanied & accomplished deals: 18


Total Transaction Volume: EUR 126,000,000


Personal Achievements

Professional Skills Programme in English from Inlingua Cheltenham (UK);
Negotiations in Purchasing Certificate from Grundig Akademie (Germany)

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