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Robert Baumgartner

Dipl.-Ing. (TH), Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. (FU), PMP, PRINCE2


A senior project manager with varied experience in outsource manufacturing of automotive components, restoring an innovation program in a very regulated medical device area, as well as running a software developing program of customized feature packages for a fast-changing ICT multinational; proven good abilities to negotiate with all affected stakeholders in achieving turnarounds of critical projects. Taken full responsibility of project budgets and its controlling in accordance to SOX.

My biggest achievements:

(1) Automotive: Accelerated sales growth by over 66% up to €58m, increased integral margin by over 12%-points up to 50%, improved outsource vs. in-house manufacturing ratio (OM share) @ aftermarket by over 16%-points up to 35%, and successfully launched over 200 products worldwide in less than 3.5years till Q1 2015!

(2) Medical Devices: Obtained three CE certificates for medical devices (class III), one patent on a medical device for heart surgery, and triggered to sell patents for a 6 digit €-number within only 18 months!

(3) ICT: Successfully launched over 120 individual software packages (customization, feature-driven development) for over 80 customers in more than 90 countries within only 4 years!

(4)  ICT: 1st commercial UMTS project – Software (SW) production (sub-project): Planned and steered an MSC SW production project in size of €1.4mln (SOX) and 25kmhrs with a time span of 18mths by leading four teams with up to 18 employees in total. Achieved a delivery precision of 95% due to introduction of transparency of design deliverables and optimization of production process – time saving of over 70% – based on team results.

Notable capabilities in analyzing, drawing up (mathematical) concepts, and achieving a buy-in by all affected parties, as well as decision-making. Good team-working, interpersonal and communication skills (spoken, written and presentational).

Work experience

Aug 2016Present

Quality Engineer

Hutchinson GmbH

Qualifying and releasing product changes in body sealing systems towards OEM (tier1) and taking care of any findings from customers’ sites.

Apr 2015Aug 2015

Homologation Affairs Manager

Lumileds Germany GmbH

Supported the homologation officer in transferring over 600 type approvals of lamps for any vehicles from Philips to Lumileds.

Reference (GER)

Jul 2011Mar 2015

Product & Program Manager Outsource Manufacturing (OM)

Philips GmbH

While continuing as a program manager at OM of product marketing management for over 180 countries, following KPI's had come into my scope since 2012:

  • Sales per year: +66% up to €58m in 2014.
  • Integral margin per year: +12% points up to 50% in 2014.
  • OM share (outsource manufacturing ratio): +16% points to over 35% in 2014.

Led virtual teams of about 20 co-workers in Asia, consulted/supported several functions in the BU, held regular contact with internal laboratories for product control and release of new types, as well as to Notified Bodies for product certification.

Taken over an additional assignment in homologating more than 120 lamps including OEM business for the Brazilian market with a turnover of €40m in 2013.

  • Promoted to Product Manager OM (2nd role) on 22.07.2013.
  • Promoted to Program Manager OM on 21.09.2011.
  • Started as a Project Manager Outsourced Lamps on 1.07.2011.

Reference (GER)

Dec 2009Jun 2011

Head of R&D

Medos Medizintechnik AG

    Led a program for further developing, qualifying and CE-marking of organ perfusion systems (organ transplantation) and heart lung machines including their bloodpump:

    • Disciplinary responsibility: up to 5 employees.
    • Budget responsibility: up to €0.7m per year.
    • Patent holder since 4 May, 2010.

    Achieved turnarounds of critical projects with a CE-mark:

    • DELTASTREAM® HC: Conversion of an OEM into PLM product by making an existing hypo-/hyperthermia device applicable to heart surgery.
    • DELTASTREAM® Mobile Device Controller (MDC): Control unit for an extra corporeal bloodpump system.
    • “ETB Prodonor”: European development project of implementing a transportable organ preservation device for kidney transplants.

    References (GER) + Interim Reference (ENG / GER)

    Jun 2009Nov 2009

    Trainee Solution Consultant SAP® ERP SCM

    WBS Training AG

    Attended a key training in SAP for becoming a certified

    Solution Consultant SCM – Order Fulfilment with SAP® ERP 6.0.


    Apr 2009Jun 2009

    Consultant (Sales)

    MODIS GmbH

    Assisted breaking into the market of educational supplies in East Germany.


    Sep 1998Mar 2009

    Project Manager (PMP®)

    Ericsson GmbH, Eurolab R&D

    12/2004 - 03/2009

    Multi Project Manager

    • Successfully conducted and launched over 120 multiple software (SW) development projects of Mobile Switching Centre (MSC) for more than 80 customers in over 90 countries in an international environment with an individual budget of up to €1.3m, annual budget of €2.1m and up to 24.000mhrs per year.

    • Met challenging time, budget and quality goals in 2008: delivery precision of 100%, budget precision of -4.98% of a total budget of €2.1m, and a SW defect rate of 0%, compared to 5.8% in 2005.

      Biggest achievements: E112 function for Swisscom @ Switzerland and special implementation of R-call for TIM @ Brazil.

    Reference (GER) + Interim Reference (ENG)

    06/2001 - 11/2004

    (Assistant) Project Manager

    • 1st commercial release of UMTS: SW production (sub-project).

    • Responsibility of budget and costs of up to €1.24m (SOX) and 25.000mhrs over a time span of 18mths by leading 4 teams with up to 18 employees in total.

    • Shortened leadtime of production process by over 77% down to only 2wks per SW increment by performing a detailed gap analysis and implementing whose results, and achieved a delivery precision of 95%.

    • Promoted to Multi Project Manager.

    Interim References (GER + ENG)

    09/1998 - 05/2001


    • Put GSM and TDMA mobile test systems into service and verified new MSC SW releases from an e2e perspective.
    • Promoted to Test Configuration Management (TCM) Co-ordinator.
    Sep 1996Aug 1998

    Engineer System Support

    Ericsson GmbH

    Engineer System Support & Trainee

    • Conducted installation testing and performed SW upgrades in life networks including customer acceptance for fixed and mobile network operators in Germany.

    • Promoted to Rollout Co-ordinator and Engineer System Support.

    Reference (GER)


    Nov 2017Nov 2017

    VDA 6.3 Process Auditor

    TueV Sued, Cologne (GER)

    Certificate (GER + ENG)

    Jan 2016Mar 2016

    Pearson LCCI Certificate (CEF C1)

    Pearson Education Ltd, UK
    Sep 2008Sep 2020

    Project Management Professional (PMP)

    PMI, Pennsylvania, US
    May 2012May 2012

    PRINCE2® Foundation Level

    APM Group Ltd., UK
    Jun 2009Oct 2009

    Qualified SAP®-User Materialwirtschaft - Einkauf

    SAP®, Walldorf, GER


    Apr 2000Mar 2005

    Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur (Degree in economics)

    FernUni Hagen (Open University)

    Thesis: Solution-oriented approaches to capacity management at service industries, Grade 1.3 (=”very good”).
    2nd degree


    Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co. KG, Herborn (GER).                              1994

    Installation of new optoelectronic measurement system. Adaptation of gauge software to existing production lines.
    Reference Letter (GER)

    RWE Energie AG, Essen (GER).                                                                               1994

    Revision planning of power plants. Analysis of energy production and demand in East Germany over the time.
    Reference Letter (GER)

    Miele & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, Euskirchen (GER).                                               1991

    Steel treatment.
    Reference Letter (GER)

    ETM Electronic GmbH, Zülpich-Enzen (GER).                                                   1989

    Preparation and assembly of loudspeaker components.
    Reference Letter (GER)


    • Honorary post: PMI Cologne Chapter (GER)
      Function: Vice President (VP) Finance since 02/2017 and VP Sponsoring since 05/2016, VP Marketing (10/2009 – 04/2016): my articles!
    • Intercultural: German-Indian community in Aachen (GER).
    • Sports: Regular workout, jogging, and cycling.
    • Stock market: Following up on financial news and market status.