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Helmut Klanner

Excellence in Project/Program Management

München, Deutschland

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  • Indicative rate €1,400 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Can do a full mission at the client office
Mission location
Looks for missions in Bodensee and 100km around, München and 100km around, Stuttgart and 100km around, Hamburg and 100km around, Berlin
Project length
Looks for missions ≤ 1 week, ≤ 1 month, Between 1-3 months, Between 3-6 months, ≥ 6 months
Business sector
Looks for missions in the sectors High Tech, Aviation & Aerospace, Defense & Military, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Consulting & Auditing and 1 others


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Helmut in a few words

20 years Management Consulting, 15 years in Aerospace & Defence and High-Tech Industry

Project/Programme Management Executive:
´Excellence in Project Management - ´Enabling the achievement of full business potential through comprehensive project management leadership´

- Possess outstanding leadership abilities leading teams to direct all phases of project-based efforts, while meeting deadlines and budgets.
- Proven expertise in identifying and achieving project requirements to drive organisational, process improvements, and bottom-line gains.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to transform strategic ideas into reality, build relationships, and manage competing demands result in the achievement of challenging projects/ programmes goals.



January 2017 - Today | Daisendorf, Deutschland

Consulting & Auditing

Helmut Klanner GmbH

Managing Director

Service Offering:
1. Project Lead / Project Management (incl. Change Management) for:
- Business and Digital Transformation projects (from Strategy development to implementation /.i.e. Strategic adjustment, Business Plan, Operating model, Organizational Model, Process Management, Business-/IT-Alignment, Digitalization)
- Re-Engineering and SAP/PLM-Implementations resp. Roll-Out
- Recovery of projects in difficult situation
2. Coaching / Support for Project Managers / Program Managers
3. Interim Project Management
4. Business Development / Key Account Management Support / Sales Support

Focus on Market-Segments Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defense, High-Tech


Summary of experience since 01/2017:
Lead and ensure the successful implementation of various consulting projects within time and budgetary constraints

Key Achievements/Contributions:
• Spearheaded and executed SAP‑harmonisation roll-out project in accordance with quality and on time/budget for leading European aerospace and defence company.
• Contributed to success of project scope by employing necessary actions forcefully and smartly.
• Conducted personal coaching of client project leads (based on requests).

Extract of further delivered Consulting projects:
• Serve as project lead and provide expert level support to company‑wide PLM transformation programme, including defining objectives, scope, road‑map, project planning, governance structure, tasks, operational steering methods, and change management measures.
• Act as change management lead within programme to streamline product development processes and execution of new product data management system for a global Truck OEM.
September 2018 - March 2019 | Stade, Deutschland

Aviation & Aerospace


Project lead / Project Management

Project objective:
Roll-out of cross-company harmonized Assembly/SAP-Process for a production line at a production site

Role: Local project Co-Lead (together with client project lead)

Focus topics:
- overall planning, progress tracking of all relevant measures to keep project on track, risk and escalation management
- focus a.o. on BAT (Business Acceptance Tests), Training, local Interfaces, depend. on other projects
- Lead of weekly Operational Progress Meetings and monthly Steering Committees
- Development of Post-EIS (Entry Into Service) support concept
- Execution of ´Lessons Learned´ sessions with project team

- Roll-Out of Assembly/SAP-process very successfully and smoothly executed (on quality, on time, in budget)
- Roll-Out approach validated as robust reference and baseline for upcoming roll-outs (summarized in ´Lessons learned´)
  • Project Management
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • Issues & Conflict Resolution
  • Organisation & Governance
  • Change Management
April 2018 - July 2018 | München, Deutschland

Aviation & Aerospace

MTU Aero Engine

Project lead / Project Management

Project objective:
Support / Coaching of Program lead in Setup-Phase of company-wide PLM Transformation project

Role: Coach/Support for Client Program lead

Focus topics:
- Finalization/Definition and alignment of project objectives, project scope, frame conditions, planning assumptions, project road-map, project planning
- Definition and alignment of project organization and project governance
- Definition and aligment of roles, tasks, and responsibilites
- Set up of operational steering methods and tools
- Planning of necessary and appropriate Change Management measures (change story, Stakeholder- and Change/Impact-Analysis, Communication-/ change management plan)
- Preparation of presentation material for steering committee and board

- Project objectives, scope, strategy, road-map, planning completed and fully aligned with all relevant stakeholders
- Project governance fully established on operational and strategic level
- Change Management scope and activities planned and prepared
  • Project / Program Management
  • Organisation and Governance
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • Change Management
October 2014 - July 2016 | Bremen, Deutschland

Aviation & Aerospace


Project lead / Project Management

Project objective: Carve-Out / Carve-In of a Military Production site

Role: Project lead / Project Management

Focus topics:
- Take-over of operational Business Project Management, Integration Management, Test Management and Deployment Management to ensure on-time project delivery
- Management and coordination of the military business processes transformation and separation from the civil business, including
- definition of streamlined end-to-end processes of the core functions for the new organization
- definition of a solid Business and Operating Model for ´Spare Parts´-business
- support of system and data adaptations for new organization
- Management of cross-functional integration, user acceptance testing as well as the deployment of the processes / systems adaptations

- Org-, Process- and system-wise separation of ´Military Aircraft´ production from civil business successfully implemented
- Project delivery successfully finished within a very complex stakeholder and governance structure
  • Project Management
  • Organization and Governance
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • Issues & Conflict Resolution
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Risk- and Escalation Management
  • Project recovery
June 1998 - December 2016 | München, Deutschland

Consulting & Auditing

Capgemini Consulting

Account Executive

Held key accountability for leading transformation projects (incl. strategy adjustment, business plan, and operating/ organisational/ delivery model) and Re‑eng/SAP implementation projects across aerospace & defence, and logistics

Key Achievements/Contributions:
• Played a key role as project lead by delivering all projects as per defined scope and client expectations
• Developed strategic concept, business plan, operating model, delivery model, organisational setup, and industrialisation concept for a new cross-company business unit.
• Delivered large SAP Implementation projects (as project lead) for leading global logistics and energy/utility company, including largest SAP HR implementation within quality/time/budget after successful recovery.
• Developed from scratch a global aerospace and defence account for management consulting business in Germany, further developed a global logistics account in Germany

Extract of further delivered Consulting projects:
• Ensured successful integration of several departments within a corporate function at different sites, focusing on aligning of different cultures with new corporate function strategy and objectives.
• Planned and executed Carve‑Out (incl. Carve‑In) of a production site (military aircraft), without compromising on continuity of production operations including key processes manufacturing engineering, production, and logistics.
• Conducted detailed analysis to identify substantial improvements in organisational structure, processes, and IT for a Shared Service Centre.
• Developed and aligned business case methodology as per business unit requirements for R&D department.
  • Project / Program Management
  • Project Recovery
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • Issues & Conflict Resolution
  • Change Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Key Account Management
  • Product Development
  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Lead of SAP Implementation
  • Organisation & Governance
  • Marketing & Sales Management
November 1985 - May 1994 | Immenstaad am Bodensee, Deutschland

Aviation & Aerospace

Daimler Benz Group - Dornier / DASA

Systems Engineering, Project Management, Department Head

Support ´Strategic Projects´ for DASA Executive Management Board:
- Core project team member (and representative of Dornier) to define and align on future DASA headquarters structure
- Core project team member to define future strategy for ´Defence´-division

Lead Business Development (Sales & Marketing) for new markets for Business Unit ´Automation/Robotics´ in division ´Space´

Project deliveries for Space and Defence programs:
- Technical Project Manager (overall technical lead) incl. Systems Engineering Lead for a Robotics-Technology-Project for German Spacelab2-Mission (Volume: 40 Mio. DM)
- Systems Engineering for Space systems
- Software Development for Space systems and Defence systems
  • Product Development
  • Research & Development
  • Project / Program Management
  • Issues & Conflict Resolution
  • Systems Engineering
  • New Business Development
  • Marketing & Sales Management
June 1994 - May 1998 | Konstanz, Deutschland

High Tech

Daimler Benz Group - AEG und debis

Senior Project Manager Corporate Development

Corporate Development at AEG and debis:
- Coordination of Periodic Strategic Planning (PSP)
- Coordination / lead of strategic projects
- Lead of Project Management Office (PMO) for planned company acquisition
January 1984 - October 1985 | Wien, Österreich

High Tech


Research & Development

- Design and Pre-Development of computer systems/modules (Hardware and Software) for long-distance control systems
- Further development of computer systems/modules to series-production readiness

Cristiano Borrelli - AIRBUS Cybersecurity GmbH


Ich kenne Helmut seit 15 Jahren, er hat für mich einige sehr anspruchsvolle Projekte durchgeführt. Immer sehr hohe Kundenorientierung, sehr gute Zusammenarbeit ! Top-Performer !

Katharina Agüera - Airbus


Helmut hat für unsere Corporate Funktion mehrere organisatorische Integrationsprojekte erfolgreich durchgeführt. Sehr gute Performance von Helmut - tolle Projekte !


  • Dipl. Ing. - Industrial Electronics and Control

    TU Wien


    Diploma Thesis: Development and construction of a micro-programmable Control-unit for Bit-Slice-Processors to fulfill real-time-demands of an Electron beam engine (for welding and drilling)

    Accompanying execution of projects (Hardware and software developments) in the Institute ´Allgemeine Elektrotechnik und Elektronik´ at Technical University Vienna

  • Dipl. Oek. (Business Administration)

    OEKREAL Zürich, Zürich


    Interdisciplinary Diploma tutorials/workshops using complex case studies

    Theoretical and practical fundamentals in Business Administration and Economics:
    - Strategic Business Management
    - Marketing Management
    - Company Organisation
    - Financa Management
    - Controlling
    - Management Information-Systems (MIS)
    - Economy
    - Psychology for Management
    - Personality Development


  • Englisch

    Full professional proficiency

  • Deutsch

    Native or bilingual

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