Paul Webster

Senior Principal Technology Architect

München, Deutschland

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  • Indicative rate €850 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 100%
  • Response time 24h
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Can do a full mission at the client office
Mission location
München and 100km around
Project length
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Company size
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
  • ≥ 5000 people

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Paul in a few words

I've been a leader and strategic thinker with a vision for IT transformation for more than 25 years. I've designed and developed solutions for some of the world's most successful technology-driven businesses including Ford, Vodafone, BSH, Metro, Sony, Kering Group, Royal Canin, BASF, AGCO, AIMIA, USB, ABB, Fresenius Kabi, AstraZeneca, Canada Post, Bilka, DNB, and more.

I thrive in opportunities where I can motivate technically oriented people to produce ground-breaking business solutions. I specialize in evaluating individual organization's business needs to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions, and identify new opportunities for competitive advantages through technology implementation.

Experience

November 2009 - April 2010 | Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

Retail

Neckermann GmbH

Consultant

Managed the optimization of all e-commerce activities by identifying areas of concern, providing improvement recommendations, and implementing effective strategies and measures. Coordinated end-to-end business operations, including strategic initiatives and relations with key vendors, collaborated with the executive management to advance company goals, and streamline business practices through the development and implementation of effective strategies. Worked on Neckermann.de platform stabilization task force and core data structure design
June 2010 - January 2011 | Hirschau, Deutschland

Retail

Conrad

Executive Consultant

leading architecture design for e-commerce transformation program with SAP backend and front-end services.
January 2011 - January 2012 | Kopenhagen, Dänemark

Retail

Peter Justesen Company

Executive Consultant

Managed teams in Germany and Denmark. Strategic consultation, organizational business transformation, change management for online transformation. PIM implementation and logistics management redesign.
January 2012 - June 2012 | Hamburg, Deutschland

Food Industry

Edeka

Executive Consultant

Leading design, management, and Implementation of PIM (Product Information management) solution.
April 2010 - July 2012 | Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Digital Agency and IT company

CGI

Executive Consultant

Improved operational effectiveness and efficiencies by designing and implementing change management tools and new business models. Managed all activities associated with the redirecting the division business model, including adding new products, services, and application development approaches. Controlled delivery of IT services and architecture while ensuring adequate governance for operative readiness. Facilitated defining business requirements and planning technical solutions. Performed consistent audits of business operations. Planned and defined staff technology education strategy while conducting business analysis and establishing new business streams to increase profitability.
June 2012 - March 2013 | Århus, Dänemark

Retail

Dansk Supermarked

Global Technology Director

Managed teams in Denmark and India. From inception through the delivery of Infosys’ first enterprise hybris eCommerce platform for Denmark’s largest retailer. Architecture and program design and delivery of hybris multi-channel commerce platform extending hybris order management solution capabilities as Dansk was transitioning backend services from IBM to SAP.
March 2013 - January 2014 | Stockholm, Schweden

Pharmaceuticals

AstraZeneca

Principal Technology Architect

Managed teams in Sweden, England, and India. Managed, designed, and delivered a 38€ million program of 17 critical applications, eight middleware, and nine infrastructure services, four support processes for 12 initiatives, in-flight projects, and SIPs.
  • Network
  • ERP
  • SAP
  • IBM
  • telecommunications
  • line production
  • infrastructure
January 2014 - September 2014 | London City, Vereinigtes Königreich

High Tech

AIMIA

Interim Global Engineering Manager

in England, Canada, and India. Designed and built for AIMIA’s global application commercial development, which covers engineering production management, architectural design and governance, data design and management, deployment design and management, configuration design, and management.
September 2014 - February 2015 | Bergen, Norwegen

Banking & Insurance

DNB ASA

Principal Technology Architect

Managed teams in Norway and India. A strategic assessment and change management program to arrive at a target sourcing and operating model for the e-platform portfolio by defining scalable, cost-effective delivery capabilities, and identifying clear roles and responsibilities for relevant internal and external parties, and stakeholders. Assessed and set flexibility in sourcing to support tactical development and integration initiatives with external parties and niche vendors without compromising existing service quality. Assessed and defined architecture digitalization. Identified career opportunities for DNB personnel.
February 2015 - March 2016 | Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Deutschland

Chemical

BASF

Global Technology Director

Managed teams in Germany and India. Part of the “Maglis” program where I defined, managed, and produced SAP hybris PIM Product Catalog system as a chemical product catalog management system. A combination of three types of functional catalogs – chemical products, crops, and targets. BASF internal users use the system to enrich and maintain information related to products, crops, and targets, and maintain their associations, keeping end-users (grower) in focus.
  • SAP
  • PIM
  • Hybris
  • HANA
  • Enterprise Architecture
August 2015 - May 2016 | Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Deutschland

Pharmaceuticals

Fresenius Kabi- Fresenius Kabi

Global Technology Director

Managed teams in Germany, USA, and India. Led “Allegro,” a global SAP hybris B2B digital transformation project for Pharma and Medical device divisions. Responsible for the e-commerce platform business and technical platform design management and delivery.
March 2016 - July 2018 | Berlin, Deutschland

High Tech

Infosys Innovation Fabrik (IIF)

Senior Principal Technology Architect

Responsible for locating and developing a property to house the company’s new Innovation Center, a multi-purpose experience lab featuring the first European hub for AI and automation. Built a team of 150+ digital experts who, alongside the nearshore and offshore studios, lead the GTM motion, drive solutions, and direct delivery in priority accounts, transformation opportunities, and large complex deals. Opened September 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
May 2016 - January 2017 | Paris, Frankreich

Luxury Goods

Kering- Kering

Senior Principal Technology Architect

in France, Italy, and England. Manage definition of technical requirements, architectural design, and approach. Complete digital transformation solution design for the Da VINCI eCommerce project. Enterprise audits of individual brand systems, product management, and POS. Designed the SAP hybris e-commerce platform and the Apigee microservices. Made corporate presentations of transformation approach and maturity. Created RFP materials production and performed SIP audits. Systematize with the “Edmond” program—an SAP backend transformation project. Collaborated with the larger enterprise architecture groups.
January 2017 - June 2017 | London City, Vereinigtes Königreich

Software Publisher

SONY

Senior Principal Technology Architect

Strategic analysis of inflight program titled MOLT, which is the delivery and integration of a global PIM (product information management), DAM (digital asset management), and content portal to support the company’s digital product supply chain for content submission from partners through to channel publication. SAP hybris PCM with OpenText integration (for digital asset management) detailed evaluation focusing on core functionality in the areas of MDM (master data management), product lifecycle management, digital asset management, and pricing master.
June 2017 - October 2017 | 명동2가, Südkorea

Cosmetics & Fashion

AMWAY Korea

Senior Principal Technology Architect

Audited the as-is services, defined digital migration strategy for Eastern Asia market, and selected application solutions and SIPs
February 2017 - April 2019 | Marktoberdorf, Deutschland

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

AGCO

Global Technology Director

Managed teams in Germany, Switzerland, England, the USA, and India. Architecturally defined and managed digital transformation program of the company’s new machine sales and after-sales parts and services (B2B and B2B2C). Program solutions included SAP hybris e-Commerce and PIM (product information management) implementation, along with extended enterprise architecture coordination with the program’s eight other tracks under three areas: 1) product configurator CPQ, 2) customer frontend including CRM (Customer Relation Management), marketing automation, customer portal, and 3) digital backbone including digital analytics, master data management, data enablement, microservices Mulesoft, digital asset management (DAM).
December 2019 - December 2019 | London, Vereinigtes Königreich

Automobile

Ford

Global Technology Director

Managed teams in USA, England, and India. Defined and managed the digital transformation program for the “Edison” project, Ford’s first all-electric vehicle the Mustang 727, which launched November 2019. Build a single platform to host all Ford vehicle lines worldwide with services including SAP Cloud Commerce, Adobe AEM, Ford Pay, and other internal backend and frontend systems.
June 2012 - Today | München, Deutschland

Consulting & Auditing

Infosys Limited

Senior Principal Technology Architect

At Infosys, I'm a member of the Germany leadership team. I manage the company's digital experts and technical architects. I've defined and lead successful technology implementations and transformations at enterprises around the world—often with more than 200 technologists on my team, spread across multiple offshore and near-shore centers, and client sites. I've recruited, mentored, and coached talented staff to grow and lead portfolios independently both within and outside the organization.

Alok Ravinder Prabhakar - Medtronic GmbH

13/12/2019

Paul was my reporting manager when I worked in Infosys as a Senior Project Manager. More than being a manager, Paul has always been a mentor and leader to his direct reportees. He follows an open door policy in the true spirit for all professional commitments, which is very hard to find in a leader now a days. I have learnt a lot from Paul when it comes to managing large scale programs in the digital transformation space, thought leadership, C-level IT advisory, right from program/project management, IT service management & delivery, digital strategy formation and system and solution architecture. With his vast experience architecting large scale programs and IT solutions, he was always one of the go to persons within Infosys Germany and in the wider architecture community within Infosys. It has been an absolute privilege to have worked and reported to Paul. I wish him all the best for all his future endeavours.

Rob Bull - Digital Transformation

10/12/2019

I worked with Paul 2012 - 2106 at Infosys, primarily for a large digital transformation project for Dansk Supermarket. This was a hugely successful project and in part due to Paul's quality leadership in driving through the architecture I would thoroughly recommend Paul as a key member of any leadership team where he has confidence and ability to drive success.

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  • Deutsch

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  • Englisch

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