INTERIM MANAGEMENT

Besides personal coaching for executives, Silke Lerche offers Interim-Management Services


Silke Lerche
Executive Coach
Interim-Managerin

RANGE OF SERVICES

 

Silke Lerche´s offer is directed at companies aiming to improve their product quality dramatically and/or to reduce Cost of Goods Sold significantly.

 

Silke Lerche, graduate engineer in Vehicle Technology has a strong track-record in automotive industry. Before starting her own business as an Executive Coach and Interim Manager she held the position of the Vice Executive President in Global Operations & RnD in a medical device company.

 

By applying automotive standards she could achieve with her team outstanding results in terms of Cost-optimization and Quality improvements. Since that powerful experience she is thrilled by the impact turn-around projects may have.

 

But already during her time with Audi and the Volkswagen Group she had the opportunity to steer multiple improvement projects. In her position as the head of Quality Management of the Volkswagen Group she gave strong guidance to the broad Volkswagen supplier base, and worked closely together with the respective Senior Management teams. Where ever a company  had quality problems, she consulted these suppliers with her teams all over the world.

 

In this phase Silke traveled around the globe and visited numerous plants, which gave her the opportunity to check on site, on the shop-floor, results of multiple activities and efforts, and last but not least "to study" good and best practice. 

 

Over the years Silke Lerche has been applying her Methodology for Successful Change-Management Projects in various companies willing to improve significantly. The combination of her deep automotive process knowledge, her enthusiasm, her strategic thinking on the one hand and her hands-on approach on the other hand results in her proven path for success. Silke´s conviction is, that there is always a solution. She empowers teams with this spirit and encourages them to think out of the box.

 

Silke is passionate about building sustainable solutions and building ambitious cross functional teams.  She has a strong focus on enabling people to find their skills and to use them in a perfect way.

 

Companies working with Silke will experience first positive results within a short time after the kick-start of a project. Team members  appreciate the collaboration with their peers, work with much more discipline, rigor and commitement. Silke supports the team in order to detect some low hanging fruits, creates momentum by applying her well-established project tools. She knows how to build project plans, how to establish the team, with its structure and governance model in order to ensure long-term success and performance in execution.

Taking a long-term view and creating sustainable solutions are personal key-values for Silke Lerche. Projects under her lead are a true game-changer. 

 

Curriculum vitae

 

1989-1996   Audi Ingolstadt | quality assurance

 

1997-1998   Audi Ingolstadt | Production/body-shop,

                      Head of Surface Processing

 

1999-2001   Audi Head of Metrology     

 

2002             Audi USA Project-leader 

                      Reliability/Durability

2003-2007   Audi Hungaria / Györ

                      Director Quality Assurance

 

2008-2010   Volkswagen AG/ Wolfsburg

                      Head of Group

                      Quality Management

                      VW-Group

 

2011-2013   Gambro Schweden

                      Executive Vice President

                      Global Operations

 

since 2014    Freelancer as Coach

 

2015              Training at Asgodom-Coach Academy,

                       certified Asgodom-Coach

2016              Foundation SILKE LERCHE GLOBAL

                       for Executive Coaching and Interim 

                       Management

2017              Foundation auf LIFE WORK ARTS

since 2018    Enlagement of portfolio: Highly

                       customized trainings for top 

                       management