Hospira Inc., USA – Germany


Wanted: experienced CFO for the integration of a newly acquired company

The Client

Hospira, Inc., today Pfizer (injectables) and ICU Medical, Inc. (infusion systems), was the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies with one of the broadest portfolios of generic acute-care and oncology injectables, as well as integrated infusion therapy and medication management solutions. Hospira had approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and generated approximately $4.1 billion in net sales in 2012.


The Assignment

Following the acquisition of a German pharmaceutical company with a long-standing tradition, Hospira was faced with the challenge of introducing an international accounting system, a new software system, and needed to complete the budgeting process for the year to come.

The Solution

The ZMM manager was so successful that the client extended the original mandate a couple of months and even hired a second ZMM-Manager.