NISSAN West - Europe - Section Manager Parts, Accessories and Tires

(Responsable de Parts, Accessoires et Pneumatique)Parts, Acc.& Tires Product / Marketing ManagementDealer Network and Port FitTOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE: TOYOTA & LEXUS ACCESSORIES:Acc. Strategic Business Planning:Acc. Product/Marketing Management:PROCTER & GAMBLE: HDL PRODUCT MANAGEMENT:Eur. Heavy Duty Liquid (HDL) Market Development:Eur. HDL Complaints Key Contact:BELGACOM DIRECTORY SERVICES: SALES EXECUTIVE MANAGER


A senior manager’s role in which the long term strategy building skills, gained experiences and trend insights can be applied onto a team in the most efficient way to prepare, manage and build step by step, the future life cycles, awareness activities and marketability of new products, actions and services in all their aspects. In this role, positive contributions can be made to a company’s future market role.


Interests on professional level:

New oppurtunities in the automotive and FMCG world - manager and above.

New developments

New evolutions


Interest on a personal level:

Music, books, travelling, sports, TV, ....

Work History

Work History
Mar 2007 - Present

Section Manager - Responsable de parts, accessoires et pneumatiques

Nissan West-Europe

Key Achievements YTD:A Dutch FY07 recovery plan to win back the lost T/O during the NISSAN R.B.U. West Europe start up phase.A Dutch mid-term marketing plan on parts & accessories for dealers and customers for an 18M - period.A long term profit generating local tire business system separate from NAPS.A long term turnover, product managing and invoice improving strategy for local product ordering with new tools offering dealers transparency, stock insights and extra benefits. Roll out is on-going.A supportive role in the service activities: extended warranty, maintenance, menu-pricing, brand building ...A negotiation role towards suppliers.A co-steering role towards the After Sales Performance Managers.2 years in a row meeting the stretched objectives.

Nov 2005 - Sep 2006

Career Break

- Trip Around Europe
I took a career break during 2006. During this period I travelled around Europe to visit most European capitals and key historical cities.In total 44 cities were visited, ranging from Dublin to Moskou and from Stockholm to Rome. After this period a search was started to find a new job opportunity.
Mar 2002 - Nov 2005

Accessories Planning / Product Management

Toyota Motor Europe

TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE: TOYOTA & LEXUS ACCESSORIES (acc.):Accessory Strategic Business Planning:

Defined accessory ranges per vehicle and across range via market research.Monitored turnover and net profit per acessory and per vehicle.Worked with all after sales, Japanese HQ & overseas departments.Accessory Product / Marketing Management:Initiated product life cycle activities, customization strategies & supported marketing activities.Worked with vehicle planning & marketing: joined activities.Key Achievements:Accessory business plans for Toyota & Lexus vehicles (line-off: 2003 till 2009).Introduced processes to define new products, sales opportunities and cost reductionsIntroduced PDCA cycles.

Mar 1998 - Nov 2001

HDL Product Management

Procter & Gamble

PROCTER & GAMBLE: HDL PRODUCT MANAGEMENT:European Heavy Duty Liquid (HDL) Market Development:Involvement in marketing/product management.Liaised with agencies & brand managers on copy support (TV), POS demos, gadgets �.Challenged competitors.Market research studies.European HDL Complaints Key Contact:Re-organized HDL customer complaint services.Implemented processes to reduce European HDL complaint level.Key Achievements:Launch Ariel Essential in Europe, Tide in Iberia, Ariel in Greece.Increase in European HDL market shareNew opportunities via market research: Ariel Non-Bio, �Re-organized HDL complaint apparatus.Reduction HDL complaints.

Jan 1997 - Mar 1998

Sales Executive Manager

Belgacom Directory Services

BELGACOM DIRECTORY SERVICES: SALES EXECUTIVE MANAGER:Sales: Advertising opportunities to companies in national B2C, B2B & local phone directories.Key Achievements:Achieved a 175% T/O in 6-month period, target was 115%.


1998 - 2001


Procter & Gamble
1997 - 1998


Belgacom Directory Services
1991 - 1996


Hogeschool Gent
1986 - 1990


KA III Assebroek-Brugge




Dutch - Mother tongue English - Expert French - Advanced German - Basic Italian - Basic

Several software applications

MS Office application such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Access Lotus Notes Out Look Nissan pricing systems (SAP 400 based) Internet Other software packages


Sep 2008 - Oct 2010