Timo Kirschner has been named Vice President, Supply Chain at Purchasing Power. He will be based in Atlanta and report directly to Purchasing Power Chief Executive Officer Richard Carrano.
In his new role, Kirschner will oversee all aspects of supply chain management, including vendor performance management as well as shipping and delivery operations in the multi-carrier structure. He also will be responsible for the day-to-day execution and for building and implementing the company’s long-term supply chain strategy, driving flexibility and convenience for customers, while optimizing cost and service levels.
“With a 15-year track record of elevating profitability for a number of large ecommerce companies, Timo is the ideal candidate to lead the company’s supply chain operations into our next phase of evolutionary development,” said Carrano. “We’re confident that his expertise in managing layered operations and logistics for a variety of businesses will result in significant cost reductions and quality improvements at Purchasing Power. His contributions will certainly bolster the double-digit annual growth we’ve achieved year after year.”
Prior to joining Purchasing Power, Kirschner served as vice president of operations at KEH Camera. Kirschner led the logistics, B2C purchasing, customer service and sales teams, and implemented foundational improvements resulting in significant efficiency gains while setting the foundation for high double-digit growth. Before that, he served as the chief operations officer at brands4friends.de, a $200MM eBay subsidiary based in Berlin, Germany, where he oversaw the logistics, operational excellence and customer service teams. He helped improve the company’s profitability and scalability by redesigning business processes and improving the integration of external business partners and service providers. Previously, Kirschner worked for UTi and DB Schenker, two of the world’s largest logistics service providers, where he oversaw large supply chain projects and optimizations serving customers in various industries in Europe, Asia, South America and North America.
Kirschner holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Bilingual in German and English, he also is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.