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Leonhard Wasmer

Business development Sourcing Product development

Can work in or around Berne, Basel, Zurich, Geneva, Lugano

  • 46.947313
  • 7.444606
  • Suggested rate €1,100 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

Berne, BE, Switzerland
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Berne and 50km
  • Around Basel and 100km
  • Around Zurich and 100km
  • Around Geneva and 100km
  • Around Lugano and 100km


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  • German

    Native or bilingual

  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • Spanish

    Native or bilingual

  • French


  • Italian



Skills (16)

Leonhard in a few words


Experienced in international business, I work primarily in the development and contract manufacturing of product and finished goods for brands, and the raw materials, packaging components and technologies needed to produce the same; over 30 years, mostly in business development roles for OEM/ODM and their high value relationships, renown global and regional brands of the consumer packaged goods industry.

I am flexible and adaptable to my client’s particular needs, in terms of:

- Role, can be more sales or more supply oriented, with cross-functional involvement with teams, in any modality: as project lead, in a support role or to perform autonomously as individual contributor.

- Assignments, workload can be 20% to 60% and also higher for agreed on periods.

- Location, I am internationally mobile, to perform on-site or remote or hybrid.

Typical assignments:

- Business and product development for OEM/ODM companies with innovation capabilities in R&D and production, who develop for and supply global brand groups and/or medium to large international or regional brands, and who require growth in international markets, new products and services to compete effectively.

- Sourcing and supplier development projects:
* for brands with a need for innovative suppliers and competitive contract manufacturers.
* and on the supply side,
- to source new technologies, develop new materials and components and products for manufacturing clients.
- identify and negotiate with potential co-production, JV partners and M&A targets for regional service and supply strategies, for enhanced competitiveness and business continuity of manufacturing clients.

- By companies who look for support from a seasoned executive in international business, experienced in providing solutions, who plans and executes from inception to first delivery, then coach teams to carry on autonomously.


Consulting & Audits

Consultant  - As a freelancer


October 2020 - Today (1 year and 10 months)

Consulting & Audits

Consultant  - As a freelancer

Mexico City, DF, Mexico

September 2014 - May 2019 (4 years and 8 months)


Interfila Business Development

Shanghai, China

June 2019 - May 2020 (11 months)


Business Development, Consultant North America  - As a freelancer

Paris, France

February 2018 - May 2019 (1 year and 3 months) Cosmetic pencil, lipstick and make-up OEM, Paris, France; business development/North America.

Weimako GmbH

Business Development, Consultant BD and Strategic Developments  - As a freelancer

Munich, Germany

May 2017 - May 2019 (2 years) Sharpenable plastic and bio-based pencil barrels and components for OEM/ ODM suppliers, Munich area, Germany; business and strategic developments/ global.

Swan Cosmetics Mexico

Business Development

Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

September 2014 - February 2017 (2 years and 5 months)

Promoción Precisa SA | acentica® | Wasmer & Yuen SC


Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

June 2001 - September 2014 (13 years and 3 months)

Business development, product concept, design and development, sourcing and supplier development.

Reddin Consultants

Brand Manager

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

April 2000 - June 2001 (1 year and 2 months)


Consultant  - As a freelancer

Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

February 1994 - March 2000 (6 years and 1 month)

Business development, product development, package development, supplier development. International trade, sourcing, logistics and operations.


General Manager Intercos America

New York, NY, USA

January 1991 - January 1994 (3 years)

Sales and marketing, operations and administration. Set-up and management of the NY office. Including co-marketing of Interfila and CRB of Switzerland: introduced Interfila to the US market, built their first key accounts and promoted CRB's services with select US brands.

Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG

Sales Manager / Intercos Manufacturer's Representative

New York, NY, USA

March 1988 - December 1990 (2 years and 9 months)

Manufacturer's representative of Intercos out of Schwan Cosmetics' New York Office. International Sales manager for Schwan Cosmetics de México.

Dominion Press / Whitehall Publishing

Business Development UK | EMEA

London, UK

April 1986 - October 1987 (1 year and 6 months)

Consultant, Wine & Spirits

Private Label Developments UK  - As a freelancer

London, UK

January 1985 - April 1986 (1 year and 3 months)

Development of some of the first house wines for leading UK retailers.

CMA | German Food Center, Knightsbridge

Sales & marketing UK | wine & spirits, beer & non-alcoholic beverages

London, UK

December 1983 - December 1984 (1 year)

Central Marketing Organisation of German Agricultural Industries, promoting German producers with UK retailers.

Swiss Centre

Internship UK

November 1983 - November 1983

Servid AG (Telemarketing and Recruitment Agency)

Marketing and Telemarketing Script Writer

Bern, Switzerland

October 1982 - October 1983 (1 year)

German, French and Italian applied to Swiss market.

Factory (food, metal, furniture) and site fitting jobs (construction, metal structures, cabinets)

Vacation and part time jobs during school

Bern, Switzerland

August 1978 - January 1982 (3 years and 5 months)