Kees Van Der Vleuten

Kees Van Der Vleuten



Motivation is to work in an executive position in an (inter-) national result-driven company. Current strengths are in general management (Purchasing, IT, operations and Business Development) and entrepreneurial, commercial, networking skills combined with strong focus on the ‘people’ and ‘innovation’ factor of an organisation. Focus is on ‘getting things done’!

Work History

Work History
May 2007 - Present

Managing Director/CEO

KC Management & Trading Services

Active in interim positions in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management in the area of:

- paper

- oil&gas

- pharmaceutical/medical.

Managing currently own company. Positions executed in Germany, The Netherlands. Global scope of activities i.e.:

- managing global materials management of purchased material (i.e. Houston, Dubai, Aberdeen)

- purchasing of freight in various modes of transport

- business process outsourcing opportunities

- arbitrator for legal cases in the Netherlands.

May 2007 - May 2008

Project Manager

Avery Dennison Graphics & Reflective Europe

Interim Position at Avery Dennison Graphics & Reflective.

Role: Supply Management at Avery Dennison Graphics & Reflective in Hazerswoude (NL) and Schwelm (D) reporting to Steering Committee.

Achieved results;

·Restructure supply base (for transportation) of Avery Graphics

·X-divisional pan European tender (savings: 1,5 mio Euro and improved service levels min. 96% and reduced customer complaints with 50%)

·Transport Management Strategy & Process improvements

·Managing the operational logistics team

·Contract negotiations

·Management of the Supplier Day.

Jan 1986 - Apr 2007

Senior Director Supply Management

Philips International

2002 / May 1st 2007 :

Role :Senior Director Strategic Purchasing & Business Development of Philips General Purchasing in Eindhoven (NL) with reporting lines to Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of Philips;

Member of Management Team and responsible for business strategy (including ICT and supply (chain) management).

Managing a team of purchasing and procurement staff (across the globe).

Involvement in activities with Business Consultancy (Professional Services/Business Process Outsourcing), Contract Manufacturing Services (CMS/EMS/OEM), Distributor businesses (High Tech/Semiconductors) and benchmarking activities (High Tech/Food/Retail etc.).

Achieved results:

·Driving standardization across NPR sourcing categories (Consultancy, temporary labour, ICT, Logistics etc.).

·Forwarding & Distribution strategy development (based on McKinsey- and IMD Models).

·Coordination of Internal Control Systems (ICS and SOX), budgetary control systems, quality systems (ISO) and sustainability- and supply chain security programs with the Finance and Quality department.

·Leading the implementation of e-sourcing and contract management tools in the department (Ariba systems).

·Introduction of supplier relationship management with suppliers

·Introduction of global divisional account management for the department.

·Management of (global) Divisional Council for Forwarding & Distribution

·Yearly savings of 15% on logistics spend (Spend responsibility of approx. 750 mio Euro).

·Organisational transition towards Supply Management (including technology on tendering, contract management, procurement etc.)

·Introduction of new logistics/Supply Chain Management and purchasing/Supply Management processes (transport handling, benchmarking, supplier-management) and tools.

·Strategy Outsourcing of freight handling operation and introduction of shipping portal technology.

·Introduction of Supply Chain Control Tower and Connectivity solutions (ISP).

·Customer Satisfaction score 2005 on high level (4 rated on scale 5) and high employee motivation scores in the past years.

·Commodity management for various commodities (airfreight, ocean freight, warehousing, road transport, express transport, temporary labour, consulting & IT).

·Support for the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) concept within the company based on new Customs developments in Europe.

Note: 1)internal and external contacts on executive and commercial levels

2)international scope (North America, China/HongKong, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Brasil/Argentina, India, Philippines etc.)

Major additional tasks are:

-Strategic support to the International Retail Board (and its Key Account Managers) to drive the Supply Chain Management, Marketing and IT strategy and (project-)plans for Major Key Retail Accounts.

Achieved results: Supply Chain Strategy including Structure and executing related projects for key accounts focussing on improving On Shelf Availability and Service Levels.

-Business Process Outsourcing projects related to

oIntegrated Consumer Contact Centre for consumer service management, warranty management and spare parts activities (100 mio Euro activity),

o4PL / Supply Chain Control Tower tasks (400 mio Euro activity),

otransport management processes (with portal technology).

Achieved results: Savings on current expenditure and process related savings (approx. 80- 140 mio Euro for one project).

1996/2002 :

Various positions in the logistic business line of Corp. Purchasing & Forwarding in Eindhoven (NL):

Role: Senior Director Purchasing

Managing complex logistics projects on divisional or site level and responsible for the e-strategy for forwarding & distribution

Role: Manager Global Purchasing

Purchasing of transportation/logistics services through a purchasing staff in Europe/Eastern Europe and joint responsibility for global co-ordination of purchasing activities for the modes of transport. Contacts with external companies in ICT, consulting, governmental and logistics area.

Role: Purchasing Manager

Global contracting/vendor management in transportation and forwarding business. In house consultancy for Philips business units.

Achieved results:

·Cost savings 10-15% on freight management programs;

·Introduction of new distribution concepts;

·Participation in (outsourcing-)projects across the globe (China, Philippines, Czech Republic, Romania, North-/South America)

·Preparation of commodity strategy, catalogues etc.




Oct 1994 - Oct 1994

Stanford University

Training course at Stanford University for general management/executive management.

Marketing, Finance, Business Management etc.

Aug 1980 - Jun 1984


HTS Verkeersacademy Tilburg

Verkeersacademy; institute for Traffic management, Urban Planning and Logistics/Transportation Management.