Summary

Dynamic result-driven leader looking for the next Extended Supply Chain Executive challenge.

Creative top performer with Unilever, Danone (FMCG), Starbucks (Retail), Provimi (private label), CSM (food manufacturing). >22 years of outstanding cross-functional experiences in IT, Finance and extended Supply Chain. Truly international having been based in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany and Hungary with broad responsibilities in EMEA, USA, Canada. Fluent in English, Dutch, French+ business German.

Work History

Work History

Interim Executive

Self Employed

Procurement & supply chain director, Red Orange, Netherlands

COO, Provimi Pet Food, Hungary

R&D and projects director, Provimi Pet Food, Hungary

Sales director, Frigologix, France

Sep 2012 - Oct 2013

Site manager/general manager

Bemis

interim assignment to organise and execute a significant restructuring according to "Renault law".

company reorganised for fullfilling growth.

company moved from loss to profit.

hire, train & coach a supply chain manager and deliver in service, cost and cash

deliever every day on safety, quality, cost, service and people development

end of mission: 31 Oct 2013

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012

Production manager

CSM

Gain operational experience in the last untapped field of the extended supply chain: manufacturing. The biggest CSM production siote in Europe.

·Report to Plant director Merksem, team 80, report 5

·Build quick practical experience in manufacturing

·Delivering on or above standards on safety, quality, delivery, costs, people

·Implemented new organisation design (putting & dedicating a process improvement & OPEX team in place at zero cost), merging operational logistics and repair staff within production for more flexibility & coaching

·waste cut by 50% on the worst production line

·redressed relationship with unions and put economical unemployment in place smoothly

CSM is selling its Bakery divisions.

Apr 2010 - Jul 2011

Planning & Logistics manager Europe

CSM
Mar 2006 - Dec 2008

director Supply Chain EMEA

Starbucks Coffee EMEA

-Report to SVP Global Logistics & International SC (Seattle) and dotted line to EMEA President (local)

-Responsible for procurement, forecasting & planning, distribution

-EMEA coordination of the above plus shared services for biggest markets (UK&I+ Germany: SC operated from Amsterdam)

-Flexible role from full accountability in wholly owned markets, major influence in JV markets and a consulting role for Licensees.

-Managing various retail supply chains: coffee, ambient, fresh & frozen food+ furniture, design & electrical equipment

-Delivered 8 new countries in 2 years, a new European DC, new licensing channel & important sustainable savings, leveraging the growth

-Professionalize the forecasting and demand agreement process, KPI & scorecard, foster SLA creation and negotiation with internal and external customers

-Member of EMEA and Global Logistics & International SC leadership teams

Jun 2004 - Feb 2006

Key Account Manager

Groupe Danone

-Report to the General Manager of Danone SAP program (local)

-Key account (=CRM) for SAP business solutions to maximize project value realization (sales, profit, cash, organization, processes, people, training)

-Responsible for global contract & service level agreement

-Providing customers relationship management in dairy: Dannon USA, Danone Canada, Germany & Belgium; in biscuits: Jacobs UK & Ireland

-Adviser for SC evolutions (processes & systems solutions)

Sep 2000 - May 2004

Supply Chain Director

Lu Benelux - Groupe Danone

-Report to company Chairman (local) and dotted line to SVP Operations Biscuits World (Paris)

-Installed the new SC function, culture & organisation for 3 factories: from suppliers procurement to distribution to customers, 130 employees+ 50 functionally. Installed cross-functional processes, tools, KPI and scorecards

-Improved customer service (95 to 99%), reduced inventory (-15%) & distribution costs (-8%)

-Initiated harmonised products (till -40% SKU in some ranges)

-Delivered intensive restructuring at Benelux and European level (19 production lines in & out)

-From 2002 to 2006: designed, created and given the Groupe Danone planning course (part of Danone Supply Chain University), audience: SC and planning managers/directors.

Apr 1998 - Aug 2000

Procurement & Planning manager

Unilever Belgium, Iglo Ola

-Report to SC director (local)

-Responsible for procurement, inventory management (distribution centres network, related contracts, supply chain costs optimisation with suppliers, etc

-Co-led International Transport buying & management (national & international)

-Responsible for central deliveries (VMI, consignment stock, in-sourcing) with top customers

-Process reengineering, new forecasting process & system, SAP-MM

Education

Education
Sep 1985 - Jun 1989

Master in Economical Sciences

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Licence en Sciences economiques, Université Libre de Bruxelles (1989), Belgium

Grade with 87%