Gerard Bos

Gerard Bos

Summary

Expert in Change or Integration Management in supply chain or environmental issues for a large multinational

Work History

Work History
Sep 2007 - Present

Corporate Environmental Relationship manager

Holcim Group support Ltd

Develop a new biodiversity policy and strategy for the group at worldwide level.

Manage the strategic relationship with external partners in sustainanble development such as IUCN, WBCSD and other NGO’s

Jan 2007 - Sep 2007

Head of Standards and Development

Holcim Corporate Procurement

Coordinating the activities of global procurement consultants to:

- Implement the Holcim procurement handbook as well as preparing for the SAP SRM implementation.

- Build and develop a Procurement talent management programme for 400 procurement staff in the group

- Manage and Present the global procurement reporting

Jun 2002 - Dec 2006

EMEA Regional Procurement Officer

Holcim Corporate Procurement

Leading the Corporate Procurement organization for Europe, Middle East and Africa covering 176 procurement professionals over 20 group companies amounting to a total of CHF 2.6 billion spent.

Managing directly a team of 6 global commodity managers for selected commodities such paper, IT, electricity, mobile equipment, foundry wear parts, refractories, liquid fuels for all Holcim group companies.

Coordinating the activities of 5 procurement consultants to implement the Holcim procurement handbook as well as preparing EMEA for the SAP implementation of a unique platform integrated with ARIBA.

Benefits reported by Group Companies resulting from measured strategic sourcing activities in the period starting January 2002 to end 2006 : CHF 299million

Jan 2001 - May 2002

Manager of Procurement and Supply Management

Holcim (US) Inc.

Set up the Holcim North American Procurement Office (NAPO) 

Leading the procurement organization in the US representing and 70 employees, covering 15 production facilities and 500 mio USD procurement spent.

Setting up a team of commodity managers to manage strategic purchases across USA and Canada as well as preparing Holcim US for the SAP implementation of the MM module.

Benefits reported end 2002 for NAPO amounted to USD 20 million

Education

Education
Oct 2007 - Oct 2007

Holcim Senior Management Programme

IMD, Lausanne

Senior Management Leadership Program designed for Holcim

Sep 1986 - Jun 1990

Bachelor in European Business Administration

European Business school

Degree in European Business Administration, specializing in Intenrtional Bank Finance.

Spent 1 year in London, UK and Frankfurt, Germany obtaining respectively the London and Wiesbaden Chamber of Commerce Degree

Biodiversity - a new initiative

Skills

Skills

Multilingual

Speak, write and read fluenty 5 languages (English, French, Spanish, German and Dutch)

Strategic SD visioning

For the last 2 yearts, I was an active WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) member of the Vision 2050 project. With another 29 companies we established a vision for a sustainable world by 2050. Detailed the critical milestones that need to be in place in the next 4 decades. Describe the role of business and the bsiness opportunities arising from these required changes.  

Organizational Change Management

In the last 10 years, I have established and positioned a number of new organizations at local, regional and global level wihtin a multinational group.   All these initative resulted in substantial change management mainly in procurment and supply chain practices, moving from buying to professional procurement.