Rainer Graf

Rainer Graf

Employee, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Kiekert AG

Muelheim, Germany



Professional experience for Rainer Graf

  • Current , since Jan 2020

    Chief Information Officer (CIO)

    Kiekert AG

    • Set a global Cloud First, Mobile First IT strategy • Developed a global follow the sun IT organization with a strong focus on IT security and global standards • Global responsibility for all IT aspects in Infrastructure and Applications

  • 2 years and 8 months, May 2017 - Dec 2019

    Global IT Director

    Coroplast Fritz Müller GmbH & Co. KG

    Global responsibility for IT - Infrastructure and Applications

  • 1 year and 2 months, Feb 2016 - Mar 2017

    Senior Director IT Global Middle/Back Office Applications

    Kelly Services, Inc.

    Lead the IT Applications Team for the Middle and Back Office applications in the US and the Applications Team in EMEA and APAC. The team consist of 10 direct reports and 57 people overall in 12 countries. • The goal is to modernize and simplify the Global Kelly applications environment to make business processes more efficient and more flexible.

  • 5 years and 6 months, Aug 2010 - Jan 2016

    Senior Director IT EMEA

    Kelly Services

    • Operational oversight of the EMEA Information Technology function and the effective delivery of IT services to the EMEA region. • Provide direction to several large projects and development teams for major, highly complex initiatives. • Influence technical and architectural aspects of enterprise-wide and business-specific decisions and ensure the appropriate balance between tactical and strategic demands.

  • 3 months, May 2010 - Jul 2010

    Senior Relationship Manager Application Services

    TRW Automotive

    • Develop a strategy for vendor management • Be the key contact for IT vendors in the application area • Negotiate IT sourcing contracts

  • 1 year and 5 months, Dec 2008 - Apr 2010

    General Manager

    TRW Automotive - Malaysia

    • General Manager for the only IT Service Center in TRW with 100+ people. • Full P&L responsibility • The IT services provided by the IT Service Center are ERP support, development and project work for SAP and QAD, Infrastructure services, Web Application support, development and projects mainly in Java and .Net •Delivered 3 times the planned profit by implementing strict cost control. •Since October 2010 I am also responsible for the TRW IT operation in Asia

  • 2 years and 7 months, May 2006 - Nov 2008

    Senior IS Project Manager

    TRW Automotive - Malaysia

    • Global Data Center Project Manager responsible for Data Center hosting decisions on all systems including SAP and QAD • Project Manager to move all European QAD ERP systems from a European Data Center into the new TRW Malaysian Data Center • Technical Team Lead to implement a global SAP finance instance including SAP BW to enable financial shared services and standard reporting • Lead to implement a global Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in TRW using Sonic Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) as the backbone

  • 1 year and 7 months, Oct 2004 - Apr 2006

    IS Project Manager

    TRW Automotive - Shanghai

    • Project management in all information technology related fields including: o ERP systems o Hardware and infrastructure. (LAN, WAN, New factories,…) • Sarbanes Oxley IS Champion for TRW Asia Pacific

  • 2 years, Nov 2002 - Oct 2004

    Manager Business Process Improvement

    TRW Automotive - Germany

    • Project management in all information technology related fields including: • ERP system strategy for TRW Automotive Europe • Electric Data Interchange (EDI) • E-Commerce solutions • Data warehouse • Hardware and infrastructure. (HP UNIX) • Lean manufacturing / Operations excellence / Six Sigma

  • 3 years, Nov 1999 - Oct 2002

    Manager Business Systems Europe

    TRW Automotive - Germany

    • Responsible for the business system in 6 major sites in Europe including the TRW European headquarters with more than 2000 employees. 4 sites out of 6 have more than 1500 employees. • Exchange business system experiences and knowledge with American operations for continuous improvements to benefit sites worldwide, including Germany, United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain, Brazil, Malaysia, China, and Thailand. • Led 5 project managers and external consultants

  • 2 years and 7 months, Apr 1997 - Oct 1999

    Senior Consultant

    TRW Integrated Supply Chain Solutions

    Led ERP Implementations • Customer support for the American ERP system, MFGPRO (QAD Inc.) • Develop new functionalities for ERP systems • Reengineer and implement business processes • Train key users in the use of the QAD ERP system

Educational background for Rainer Graf

  • 4 years and 11 months, Oct 1990 - Aug 1995


    U-GH Paderborn



  • German


  • English


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