Martin Schwarz

Martin Schwarz

Interest

My favourite pastimes are:

- working out in the GYM 3 times a week

- studying mandarin/chinese language

- visiting friends and family

- reading (current subject: spiral dynamics)

- travelling

Summary

A hard-working highly motivated persistent and outgoing professional with strong leadership and communication skills who likes to lead and work within a team. Being soft on the people and tough on the daily challenges I constantly add value to the businesses of my customers as well as my organisation. My open-minded and intellectual leadership style instills vision and focuses the energies of all people I work with towards a common goal. I have a long-standing interest in leadership, strategic thinking, personal development and non-linear "outside the box" thinking which makes me a high performing and valued individual.

Achievements:

  • managed a difficult cross-cultural collaboration project between two major German and Dutch locations from December 2009 - April 2010
  • managed a fast-paced IT-transition project for a major German syndicate of the natural gas industry with high margins and full customer satisfaction from May 2009 - August 2009
  • eligible candidate for corporate coaching program (focussed on leadership competencies)
  • will finish my Master of Business Administration with good to excellent results in June 2010

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Present

Project Manager IT

INFO AG
  • project management for IT-Outsourcing according to well-known standards (e.g. PMI)
  • managing cross-boundary teams of up to 50 people and recruiting project staff
  • consistent fulfilment of budget and quality within tight schedules
  • risk analysis, contingency planning + project turnarounds
  • motivating my teams and active stakeholder management
  • developing very tight customer relationships
  • strategic thinking and high levels of proficiency
Jul 2008 - Sep 2009

Key/Account Management

INFO AG
  • responsible for key customers of the natural gas industry
  • developed close and intimate long-term customer relationships characterised by sustainability and commitment
  • tracked the service provision for my customers and managed deviations proactively
  • overfulfilment of my annual sales targets (e.g. IT Outsourcing, IT-Reselling)
  • developed new business opportunities out of the existing customer relationships
  • negotiation of contract amendments
May 2003 - Jul 2008

IT-Security Consulting

INFO AG

I used my comprehensive technical knowledge to manage projects and acted as a consultant in the following areas:

  • Security-Systems (i.e. Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems)
  • High Availability Architectures
  • Client-Server Architectures (Windows & Linux) 
  • Router and Switches based on Cisco OS
  • Content Management Systems
  • Analysis and Troubleshooting of IT Problems
  • Infrastructure Operations in High Availability Data-Centres

Education

Education
May 2008 - Present

Master of Business Administration

Open University Business School

Majors: Strategy, Financial Strategy, Innovation and Change

Strategy Exam: Pass with Distinction

Financial Strategy Exam: Pass with Merit

May 2006 - Apr 2008

Professional Diploma in Management

Open University Business School

-Change-Management, Project Management, Performance Management

-Exam Pass with Merit

Jun 2001 - May 2003

Management Assistant in IT-Systems

German Chamber of Commerce

Majors: Accounting, Economics, IT-Architectures, Sales/Marketing

Skills

Skills

Academic

strategy sound understanding of corporate strategy based on industries, organizational resources and capabilities finance understanding annual reports (i.e. balance sheets, p+l, cashflow) project finance (i.e. NPV, IRR, Payback Analysis) basic understanding derivatives and hedging (i.e. Bonds, Futures, Options) creativity, innovation and change understanding personality inventories and organisational cultures creative problem solving approaches and tools

Leader and Teamplayer

very strong communication, assertiveness and negotiation skills high levels of discipline, commitment and motivation high capability to think in a strategic / holistic fashion the ability to motivate people very well risk-taker, entrepreneurial and empathic individual

General

the ability to react quickly to changing conditions high levels of emotional intelligence and conflict resolution specialized in personality development (e.g. Spiral Dynamics) dedicated and energetic problem solver

Information Technology

very broad knowledge of the IT-Outsourcing industry high availability data centre structures security, networks and virtualization of IT - Systems conceptual knowledge in developing tailor-made architectures for customers very good understanding of technical problems

Certifications

Certifications

Brian Tracy Leadership Training

Brian Tracy Belgium