Tobias Gärtner assumes the newly created position of Director Operations International at Serviceplan International. His responsibilities include the establishment and optimization of international business processes to further drive the growth of the Serviceplan Group. Previously, the 42-year-old was managing director of Plan.Net Suisse. His position in Switzerland will be taken by Maximilian Plank.
Munich, August 20th 2015 — In his new position as Director Operations International, Tobias Gärtner will oversee the establishment and optimization of international business processes. The current international structure of the Serviceplan Group, with its 29 agencies in eleven markets, and plans for further global growth, necessitate the establishment of new international business processes and the optimization of existing ones. The aim here is to provide optimum support for agencies internationally in the implementation of their local growth strategies.
"We want to continue our growth worldwide. For this we need to re-examine and improve our internal and external processes continuously and, in particular, make the expertise of our colleagues internationally available to all. At the same time, we don't want to restrict the local individuality of agencies with regulations and instructions, we are, after all, a group of companies. For this task, my operative experience, nationally and internationally, will be of great help," said Tobias Gärtner.
The 42-year-old worked previously for the Plan.Net group from 2002 to 2008. In this period, he also advanced the internationalization process. He was involved, for example, in the establishment of Plan.Net Suisse and Plan.Net France. After work at, among others, pilot and Scholz & Friends, he returned in 2014 as Managing Director to Plan.Net Suisse. His tasks in Zurich are now being taking over by Maximilian Plank, who was most recently employed as Head of Business Area at Unic.
"We are very pleased that we were able to win Tobias Gärtner for our newly created position of Director Operations International in Munich to follow his engagement in Switzerland. He was involved in an early stage of the Serviceplan Group's internationalization and has the operational expertise in agency management in Germany and internationally needed to promote the growth of the group on our way to becoming the first international communications agency with German roots," said Markus Noder, Managing Director of Serviceplan International.
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