Simon Rühe

Angestellt, Sr. Director, FP&A Global Operations, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., USA

Exton, United States of America


Mehrjährige internationale Führungserfahrung
International Experience
mehrjährige Auslandserfahrung (3 ½ Jahre USA)
Kaufmännische Leitung
Finance Director
Multi-Site Manufacturing Experience
P&L and Balance Sheet Management
Change Management
Process Optimization
Project Management
Working Capital
Financial Modelling
Internationale Restrukturierungsprojekte
Finance Excellence
Credit & Collections
komplexe betriebswirtschaftliche Analysen
Complex Financial Analysis
Inventory Valuation
Kostenträger- und Kostenstellenrechnung
Cost Accounting
Standard Costs
Capital Expenditure
Risk Management
Internal Audit
Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Internal Control
Publicly Traded Company
Mobilität und Flexibilität
U.S. Green Card Holder


Professional experience for Simon Rühe

  • Current 5 years and 4 months, since Mar 2018

    Sr. Director, FP&A Global Operations

    West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., USA

  • 2 years and 4 months, Nov 2015 - Feb 2018

    Sr. Director, Indirect Sourcing

    West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., USA

  • 1 year and 7 months, Apr 2014 - Oct 2015

    Director of Finance Europe

    West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

    Lead the European finance team, comprised of 30+ professionals and managers across seven countries, for the largest region within West worldwide with $565M sales and 2,300 employees at 12 locations. Manage monthly, quarterly, and year-end closing and consolidation processes, including balance sheet reviews, P&L, and KPIs for manufacturer and global market leader in pharmaceutical packaging components and drug delivery systems. Lead annual budget and monthly forecasting processes.

  • 4 years, Apr 2010 - Mar 2014

    Finance Director Germany

    West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

    Served as acting CFO and member of the German management team overseeing operations of two manufacturing facilities with $350M sales and 1,100 employees. Led development and implementation of improvement plans to meet the ongoing challenge of improving operational efficiency and increasing profitability. Managed monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial closing processes, annual budgets, and monthly forecasts.

  • 2 years and 6 months, Oct 2007 - Mar 2010

    Head of Financial Accounting

    H.C. Starck GmbH

    Directed all aspects of financial management, including reporting, internal controls, and improvement initiatives for driving efficiency, reducing costs, and maximizing productivity for global manufacturer of refractory metal powders. Managed shared services for seven legal entities and group-wide internal audit. Led and directed finance team of 16.

  • 6 months, Jul 2008 - Dec 2008

    Finance Excellence Project – Special Assignment

    H.C. Starck Inc., USA

    Selected to lead financial excellence project, which involved a six-month relocation to Newton, MA. Optimized value streams, reporting, and SAP master data of three US sites, in addition to significantly improving finance process and policy adherence.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Sep 2004 - Sep 2007

    Business Unit Controller

    H.C. Starck Inc., USA (Bayer AG)

    Managed financial planning, analysis, and reporting, with a global team of four, for a global business unit with nine manufacturing sites across the US, Europe, and Asia, which had 750 employees and multimillion-dollar sales. Held dotted-line responsibility for the International Finance Group with 30+ individuals.

  • 3 years and 6 months, Mar 2001 - Aug 2004

    Manager, Income Statement and Product Costing

    H.C. Starck GmbH (Bayer AG)

    Prepared and analyzed monthly income statement for German headquarters, with multimillion-dollar sales and 1,600 employees. Performed monthly costing of inventory under IFRS standards. Managed the community of central finance functions and business unit controllers.

  • 5 months, Nov 2000 - Mar 2001

    Managerial Development Program with International Orientation

    Robert Bosch GmbH

  • 2 years and 3 months, Aug 1998 - Oct 2000

    Financial Analyst

    Domäne Einrichtungsmärkte GmbH & Co. KG

  • 3 years, Aug 1995 - Jul 1998

    Professional Training / Apprenticeship

    Hottenrott Grosshandel GmbH

Educational background for Simon Rühe

  • 1 year and 9 months, Sep 2018 - May 2020

    Master of Business Administration

    Villanova School of Business

  • 1 year and 6 months, Oct 1998 - Mar 2000

    Controlling, Unternehmensführung

    Fachhochschule Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel

  • 3 years, Aug 1995 - Jul 1998

    Controlling, Handelsbetriebslehre

    Welfenakademie e.V.


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Spanish




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