Simon Blankenstein

Angestellt, CIO / SVP IT, Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG

Velbert, Germany

About me

Information Technology Executive who thrives on challenges, is customer centric, builds and nurtures relationships, enjoys coaching and developing talent and focused on value driven outcomes. Highly experienced in IT strategy, management, Enterprise Business Capability (EBC) enabled business transformation and innovative solutions to meet the ever increasing expectations of customers, suppliers, partners and internal employees.

Skills

IT-Management
Strategieentwicklung
Business Process Management
Effizienzsteigerung
Change Management
Lean-Management
IT Outsourcing
Digital workplace
ITIL V3
Prince2
IPMA Level D
Business Transformation
ServiceManagement
IT Operations
IT-Controlling
innovation
IT-Strategie
Provider Management
Scrum
Agile Methods
SAP R/3
SAP HANA
Digitalisierung
New Work
IT-Infrastruktur
IT-Projektmanagement
Management
Informationstechnologie
SAP
Projektmanagement
IT-Security
Restrukturierung
Begeisterungsfähigkeit
Leadership

Timeline

Professional experience for Simon Blankenstein

  • Current 1 year and 9 months, since Oct 2022

    CIO / SVP IT

    Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG

    CIO of the HUF Group, transforming Huf in the following areas - Global Sourcing and Change-Management - SAP S/4 ERP Rollout - Cybersecurity - IT-Security - Robotics , IoT , Data Analytics , Innovation - Organisational Transformation - IT Strategy - IT Services definition - IT Controlling - Digital Transformation

  • 3 years and 3 months, Jul 2019 - Sep 2022

    IT Director (CIO) - Continental Europe

    Johnson Controls

    Responsible for creating the vision with the business units, developing the IT strategy, leading the project portfolio, managing the development and operations of IT solutions for 19 countries. Working on ERP transformation and harmonising legacy IT landscape and processes to gain efficiency, lower operational cost and improve the service to the business. -> Making the difference.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Jun 2018 - Jul 2019

    Head of CIO Office

    DKV Euro Service

    Organisational Transformation, IT-Strategy, IT-Services definition, IT-Controlling, Change-Management, IT-Security (ISO27001), IT-Governance, IT-Architecture

  • 2 years and 8 months, Nov 2015 - Jun 2018

    Head of Global Workplace Services

    innogy SE

    -Transformation of multiple IT units to one international department; -Delivery of international, End-2-End operation of workplace services; -Develop future workplace technology for new working environments("Great place to work"); -Steering of international outsourcing provider; -Implement lean-management methods to change the Leadership DNA and the way people work together

  • 1 year and 10 months, Mar 2014 - Dec 2015

    Head of IT Strategy & Organisational Development

    RWE IT GmbH

    Steering the re-organisation of an international IT-Infrastructure department; optimization of operational costs with the focus on a new IT sourcing model (SIAM) and process optimization (ITIL v3 model); international outsourcing of IT datacenter services; functional analysis for running IT-Services to gain financial and qualitative transparency;

  • 1 year and 2 months, Jan 2013 - Feb 2014

    Senior Financial Manager

    RWE Supply&Trading GmbH

    Lead of all financial work within an efficiency programm and calculation of business case and long term financial planning

  • 3 years and 9 months, Apr 2009 - Dec 2012

    Senior Business Development Manager / Change-management

    RWE Supply&Trading GmbH

    Leading Organisational Transformation with Infrastructure and organisational efficiency programs across Europe

  • 2 years and 8 months, Aug 2006 - Mar 2009

    SAP Consultant

    RWE IT GmbH

  • 4 months, Jan 2004 - Apr 2004

    Consultant

    DS Technology (USA)

Educational background for Simon Blankenstein

  • 4 months, Oct 2015 - 2016

    Management

    WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

  • 3 years and 1 month, Jun 2002 - Jun 2005

    Wirtschaftsinformatik

    Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft (FHDW), Bergisch Gladbach

Languages

  • German

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  • English

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Interests

Photografie
Sport
Kontakte
Literatur
reisen

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