Christian Claus

Moderator

Angestellt, Vice President & General Manager West Europe, South Europe & Africa, Tarkett

Student, Executive Education, Harvard Business School, London Business School & MIT

Paris, France

Skills

Me Myself and I
Bodenbeläge

Timeline

Professional experience for Christian Claus

  • Current 1 year and 5 months, since 2021

    Vice President & General Manager West Europe, South Europe & Africa

    Tarkett

    General Manager of Tarkett´s xxxM€ business operations in South & West Europe with overall more than 3,000 blue and white collar employees across 30+ countries Tarkett is a world leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface materials with sales of $3 billion. With more than 12,500 employees and 32 industrial sites, Tarkett serves customers in more than 100 countries and sells 1.3 million sqm of flooring every day for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores & sports fields

  • Current 6 years and 5 months, since 2016

    Vordenker

    VORDENKER-COMMUNITY von Handelsblatt und The Boston Consulting Group

  • 2019 - 2021

    Vice President Global Key Account Management

    Tarkett

    Leading Tarkett‘s xxxM€ Global Key Account Management Organization with a special focus on Hospitality, Workplace/Office & OEM as well as International Distributors in the DIY & Builders Merchant channels with the overall mission to build long-term relationships with the customers that are most strategic to our business by delivering win-win outcomes and maximum value for their business

  • 2018 - 2021

    Vice President Central Europe

    Tarkett

    General Manager of Tarkett´s xxxM€ business operations in Central Europe DACH & CEE comprising of 11 countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland as well as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania & Kaliningrad)

  • 2018 - 2021

    Geschäftsführer

    Tarkett Holding GmbH

    Managing Director of Tarkett´s xxxM€ legal entity in D-A-CH, the Tarkett Holding GmbH with more than 400 blue and white collar workers across multiple sites

  • 2018 - 2021

    Vice President Commercial Excellence EMEA

    Tarkett

    Leading Tarkett‘s Commercial/Sales Excellence Team and associated initiatives across Europe, Middle East & Africa and Latin-America focusing on CRM, Pricing, Digital, Talent Development and Customer Experience

  • 2018 - 2021

    Vice President & Managing Director Central Europe, Commercial Excellence & KAM

    Tarkett

    General Manager of Tarkett´s xxxM€ business operations in Central Europe & Managing Director of Tarkett´s legal entity, the Tarkett Holding GmbH, with overall more than 1000 blue and white collar employees across 11 countries In addition, leading Tarkett‘s Global Key Account Management Organization & the Commercial/Sales Excellence Team across Europe, Middle East & Africa Tarkett is a world leader in innovative and sustainable flooring with 13,000 employees and net sales of more than €3 billion

  • 2015 - 2017

    Direktor Handwerk & Mittelstand / Prokurist

    AIR LIQUIDE Deutschland GmbH

    Leading Air Liquide`s commercial operations for industrial and speciality gases in Germany - especially focusing on innovative solutions for entrepreneurs & professionals

  • 2014 - 2017

    Advisor - Chemicals & Renewable Energy

    Guidepoint Global

  • 2013 - 2015

    Head of Renewable Energy Business

    3M

    Leading 3M`s Renewable Energy Business (Wind & Solar related B2B solutions in the area of Adhesives, Resins, Coatings, Tapes, Films, Abrasives, PPE) Full P&L responsibility, managing a xxxM€ product portfolio of renewable energy products through direct key account management and industrial channels, lead cross functional teams, accelerate new product commmercialization and increase market penetration of key accounts & countries

  • 2012 - 2015

    Global Business Manager - Wind Energy

    3M

    Leiter des Geschäftsbereichs Windenergie: Strategic Business Development, New Product Introduction, Product Management, Marketing Management, Customer Focused Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, Market Research, Key Opinion Leader Management, M&A, Acquisitions, Alliances

  • 2010 - 2012

    Business Manager - Wind Energy - Europe, Middle East & Africa

    3M Deutschland GmbH

    Leiter des Geschäftsbereichs Windenergie in Europa, dem Mittleren Osten und Afrika: Strategic Business Development, New Product Introduction, Product Management, Marketing Management, Customer Focused Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, Market Research, Key Opinion Leader Management, M&A, Acquisitions, Alliances

  • 2009 - 2010

    Marketing Operations Manager - Renewable Energy - Europe, Middle East & Africa

    3M Deutschland GmbH

    Marketing Manager: Marketing Communications, Strategic Business Development, Market Research, Product Management, Customer Focused Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, M&A, Acquisitions, Alliances

  • 2009 - 2009

    Projektleiter Social Media - Corporate Marketing

    3M Deutschland GmbH

    Social Media, Social Networks, Social Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Community, Web 2.0, Medien-Nutzung, eMarketing, SEO, SEM, Blogs, Blogging, Weblogs, Wikis, Neue Medien

  • 2007 - 2008

    Product Manager - Renewable Energy

    3M Deutschland GmbH

    Marketing Communications, Product Management, Produktmanagement, Market Research, Customer Focused Marketing

  • Inhaber

    Choch3 Christian Claus Consulting

    Konzeption und Umsetzung von Wachstumsstrategien (u.a. Landtag NRW, CROSSART Route-Moderne-Kunst, Staatskanzlei NRW - Kulturminister, Heinrich-Heine-Universität)

  • Brandstifter

    TellSell Consulting GmbH

  • Assistent des Aufsichtsratsvorsitzenden

    Alfred Merkelbach Technologies AG

  • Marketing / Consulting

    German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce

  • Studentische / Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft

    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Lehrstuhl für Marketing

Educational background for Christian Claus

  • Executive Education

    Harvard Business School, London Business School & MIT

    Executive Education Courses on Management, Sustainability, Negotiation & Innovation Harvard Business School, London Business School & MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Advanced Management

    London Business School

  • Advanced Management

    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Advanced Management

    Harvard University

  • Betriebswirtschaftslehre

    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

    Marketing Controlling Organisation

Languages

  • German

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  • English

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  • French

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