Some references from our interim managers
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Tetra Laval GroupManaging Director Benelux
Multinational, worldwide leader in solutions and systems for processing, packaging and distribution of liquid food, Realized exceptional results and market share growth in a highly competitive environment. Driving product, process and customer service improvements:
Growth cooling service department by acquisition optimization and development of direct and indirect distribution channels. Board member branch organization Fedagrim and Chairman of “Agribex 2015” 3rd largest exhibition in Belgium, Introduction Multiple brand and multiple channel strategy. Integration and reorganization of 3 market companies into 1 new entity inclusive negotiations with working council and unions, Replacement of weak performing dealers by own direct organization.
Nomacorc S.A (Belgium)Corporate Quality & Regulatory Manager
Analysis of the customers’ needs and market expectations, definition and implementation of the world class quality vision and objectives, audit and review the local teams, determination with sites directors of the organizational changes. Drive the continuous improvement process, promotion of the sites benchmark and alignments, review norms and legislation and insure fulfilment, elaborate the Corporate Social Responsibility Vision, data’s collection and analysis for the Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Assessment of the Food Contact compliance based on EU/FDA legislation.
Nomacorc S.AQuality Director - Member of the EU board of Directors
Foam extrusion of LDPE and TPE. Introduction of the Lean-Six Sigma’s methodology including the certification of 12. Green Belt, redeployment of the Quality team including the integration of the sensory aspects
and focus on the customer support, leading to productivity increase of more than 50%, 60% claims reduction, got the ISO9001/2008 and the BRC-IoP certification for the company Introduction of 10 new products both in production and at customers Regulatory affairs manager i.e. food contact compliance and “Reach” registration.
Lyreco New BusinessStrategic International Sales Manager, global distributor of office supplies.
Building a strategic International sales approach and strategy, and inspired local sales teams cross borders. Managed to rapidly generate a highly profitable business turnover. Signed global agreements with Gamma Holding, Nike, Donaldson, USG People and Tarkett.
Introduced methodology to identify and quantify indirect cost savings opportunities for the customer and prospect base which enhanced Lyreco’s value proposition. Today referred to as value stream management.
Corporate ExpressOffice Supplies Managing Director
Started as a green field operation, after 5 years number 3 in this activity field.
Establishing International Account Team, Nr. 1 after 3 years in customer segment companies > 10.000 FTE’s, Customer care aligned to this types of customers.
Expanding share of wallet programs.
Optimalisation catalogue, On line, Print catalogue, Introducing TCO concept to customers.
Pricing optimalisation ( ABC pricing), brand awareness of the company.
Danka Belux Office equipment materialMerger of 3 companies,Toshiba, Infotec, Kodak
Sales alignment to different types of customers, Introducing territory management
Expanding share of wallet programs, Logistics, Automatization Help desk for service calls
Effectiveness programs for service engineers, Delivery of spare parts directly to engineers
Turnaround, Profitable operation after 3 years.
Toshiba Benelux Office equipmentGeneral Manager
Developing professional dealer network in the Belux market
Product introductions, Marketing and sales plan , Start-up company.
SD WorkxMarketing & Sales Director
Payroll services B2B market
Reporting to the board, member of the strategic planning group. Design and implementation of the strategic plan, IT connectivity solutions for customers, Introduction of new BU’s services, Sales and marketing team aligned to the different customer segments
Office equipment ( Copiers, Print)
Develop and strengthen sales team in the different territories, Sales training/ coaching B2B,
Strategic planning, business planning , sales &marketing plan, Financial budget, forecasting, CRM.
Office DepotCommercial Director Benelux
Nieuwe opstart van de organisatie binnen een internationale omgeving, Benelux model op te starten en uit te bouwen eigen P&L, volledige verantwoordelijkheid en opbouw van verschillende
Afdelingen : Sales Managers met hun 35 regionale accountmanagers, Sales Support, Customer Services, Warehouse Puurs, Credit & Collections, Marketing- en category managers en merchandising. Mooie groeicijfers gerealiseerd met het Belgisch team (zie Trends
Gazelle sterkste stijger middel grote bedrijven prov. Antwerpen), Enige Belg binnen de directie van Office Depot Benelux, rapportering aan Contract Diversie (VP) en Country Manager , P&L eind verantwoordelijkheid voor Belux multi-channel model. Integratie Guilbert acquisitie binnen de Office Depot organisatie. Integratie Office Depot team Benelux naar de nieuwe Global strategie van 3 business kanalen (mailorder – contract sales – retail) naar een mono brand strategie in een nieuwe regio Benelux- DACH in Europa.
StaplesPresident Int’l Sales Based in Amsterdam - Office Supplies Business
Responsible on global level for development all International Accounts
Managing Director & President Corporate Express France Office Supplies ( taken over by Staples)
P&L responsible France Contract business Office Supplies incl furniture
Int’l Sales Director Samas group HQ based in Netherlands; taken over by Buhrmann / Corporate Express,
Steelcase Strafor SAArea Manager
Global Top 3 player Office Furniture.
Reorganisation dealer network & expansion.
Pooling PartnersManaging Director
Logistics, Supply Chain, Pallet production & Pooling
Financial and organizational turnaround of medium sized companies to profitable, efficient
Organizations, Discontinuations of production of commodities and commercial focus on niche markets and additional services, Creation of focus oriented organizations with total goal alignment of individual departments, Launching of initiatives of extension of life time of products for transportation and storage. Separated the companies in 5 business units and developed for each BU an appropriate strategy to grow. Some restructuring was necessary. Aligned the product portfolio within the group in order to reduce products made and reduction in inventory, larger production runs and improvement of efficiencies. Supervisory level: 145 persons.
Bopack (Industrial Product Identification Company, active in Europe)IT Manager
Member of the management team, reporting into the Managing Director.
Responsible to manage the IT Department taking care of internal IT as well as develop, implement and support external software applications for automation and integration. implemented SAP ERP in the Belgium and France offices. I have pushed the barcode label printers used in industrial applications beyond their wildest imagination.
Schenker Deutschland AGHamburg Management of Complex Post Merger Integration (PMI), Controlling and Administration / Deputy Branch Manager (Hamburg / Kiel)
Played a key role following a company merger with the Company Stinnes AG and subsequent relocation to Hamburg; ensured the smooth post merger integration for Schenker Germany North.
Integration processes, accounting, budgetary controls, investments and reporting. Managed the closure of the Lüneburg branch and the Peutestrasse office and integration of processes in the Eversween branch in Hamburg. Integrated acquired company (Scansped) into the Hamburg branch office. Established and implemented an environmental management system (ISO DIN-ISO-14001),
certified with the mark of distinction. Secured and implemented TAPA (security standard, class A) certification - Schenker Group’s first certification. Led ICT operations, including the restructuring and setup of an ICT network and introduction of modern communication technology, conducive to service excellence. Coordinated major construction projects at the Hamburg and Kiel branches within time, resource, quality and budgetary constraints.