Benjamin Thannhäuser

Angestellt, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Rosenthal GmbH

Selb, Germany


Supply Chain Controlling
Marketing Controlling
Sales Controlling
Business Strategy
Financial Analysis
Business Planning
Competitive Intelligence
Competitive Response Modelling
Developing markets
Team Leadership
Organizational Development
Talent Management
Stewardship & Compliance
Consumer goods
Cost controlling
Internal Audit


Professional experience for Benjamin Thannhäuser

  • Current 1 year and 11 months, since Apr 2022

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Rosenthal GmbH

  • 2 years and 3 months, Jan 2020 - Mar 2022

    Kaufmännischer Leiter / Finance Director DACH

    Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG

    As a member of the senior management team, I was responsible for Commercial (Sales & Marketing) & Supply Chain Controlling, external Accounting, local IT and Procurement for Bahlsen’s biggest BU DACH (2000 employees, >$250MM sales); leading a team of 5-6 direct reports, overall 35-45 FTE.

  • 7 months, Jun 2019 - Dec 2019

    Head of Finance & Accounting (Braun sites Germany)

    Procter & Gamble

  • 4 years and 9 months, Sep 2014 - May 2019

    Head of Finance & Accounting (Crailsheim site)

    Procter & Gamble Deutschland

    As member of the leadership team, I was responsible for Supply Cain Finance at a major integrated hub site (>1000 employees) that develops, manufactures and distributes fast-moving consumer goods. Key responsibilities included Business, Stewardship & Compliance, Organization Development.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Jan 2013 - Aug 2014

    Finance Leader Marketing & Sales Wella D/A/CH

    Procter & Gamble Deutschland

    I was leading the Commercial Finance team (five direct reports) in Wella’s 2nd biggest market globally (350$MM+ topline) including financial assessment of new initiatives/promotions and sales force target setting & controls. Collaborated across functions (Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Legal) to develop & successfully implement holistic new trade terms across all distribution channels in D/A/CH (>10,000 customers).

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jun 2011 - Dec 2012

    Forecasting & Financial Planning Manager Wella D/A/CH

    Procter & Gamble Deutschland

    I was responsible for short-/mid-term financial planning & reporting including local month-end closing, leading a team of four direct reports. Supported major business turnaround via sound financial analysis & concise reporting/communication (from double-digit topline decline back to sustainable growth within 18 months).

  • 2 years, Jun 2009 - May 2011

    Cost Analysis & Savings Manager Prestige Plant

    Procter & Gamble Deutschland

    I was responsible for production management and loss elimination in a global production site (40$MM budget).

  • 1 year and 9 months, Sep 2007 - May 2009

    Category Financial Analyst

    Procter & Gamble International Operations SA

  • Intern

    Procter & Gamble GmbH

    Product Supply / Customer Service function

  • Consultant

    DSBT Projekt GbR

  • Intern


  • Intern

    Freudenberg & Co. KG

Educational background for Benjamin Thannhäuser

  • 10 months, Sep 2005 - Jun 2006

    Business Administration

    University of Warwick

  • 5 years and 4 months, Apr 2002 - Jul 2007


    Universität Mannheim

    Industrielles Controlling, Logistik, Physikalische Technologie


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French




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