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INGRID FRANSEN  -  Belgian                                                                    

Donklaan 81 C4, 9290 Berlare – Belgium                                                    

Mobile: +32 475 61 61 78               

e-mail: ingridfransen@hotmail.be                                                                

http://be.linkedin.com/pub/ingrid-fransen/65/819/215/

 

Executive Summary  _________________________

 

I'm looking for a project management position or interface role in an innovative, dynamic and international company.

 

Strengths: 15 years of experience in project management, in-depth knowledge of project management processes as well as experience in integrating various functions such as R&D on the one hand and Marketing on the other. Excellent leadership and communication skills, a good commercial insight, an open mind, a passion for learning, enthusiastic with a "Can do" attitude.

 

Specialties: Leading high performance cross-functional teams with multi-cultural backgrounds, open to new ideas, integrated project management from concept to launch, focus on consistent delivery of results, proven leader with high resilience, change management, conflict handling, interface role.

 

 

Professional Experiences  ___________________________________________

 

USG PEOPLE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS / SOLVUS  / Headquarters Belgium - Antwerp         2014 – 2015

(Solvus is founded end 2013 by USG People and is active in the Benelux, focusing on the specific market segment of HR Business Solutions. Solvus currently employs over 200 people at the headquarters in Antwerp and affiliates.)

 

Implementation & Project Manager

Dedicated to meeting the strategic and structural, human and financial challenges of organizations, concentrating totally on people and processes.

 

 

 

FUJIREBIO EUROPE NV (formerly Innogenetics) Belgium - Zwijnaarde                                 2008 – 2013

(Leading international healthcare company that produces and markets state of the art testing solutions to the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market worldwide. Fujirebio Europe, a subsidiary of Japan-based Miraca holdings, currently employs over 200 people at the headquarters in Ghent and affiliates.)

 

Project Manager

Responsible for leading and driving multi-functional NPD teams (8p/team) in the development and delivery of new products. The scope involved taking multiple product briefs from concept to launch.

               

Main Responsibilities:

Project Management:

  • Manage multiple assay development projects
  • Interface with all key players in the development process
  • Ensure new products are delivered within time, cost and quality constraints

People Management:

  • Coordination of people in a continuously changing environment (Solvay/Abbott/Fujirebio)

 

Achievements:

  • Successfully managed various complex development projects in a very dynamic company
  • Continuous improved the NPD process, optimization of the stage & gate process
  • Lead a ‘Culture Change’ project within the company
  • Implemented company strategy in departmental objectives and set up a balanced scorecard
  • Acted as Chair of the Operational Steering Group (incl. Unit Managers from Business, R&D, Legal, QA and Supply Chain)

 

 

ORIFLAME MANAGEMENT S.A. / Headquarters Belgium-Waterloo                                       2005 - 2008

(Booming cosmetics company of Swedish origin, direct selling in 59 countries, 950 million Euros annual sales, 6200 employees and sales force of 2,1 million independent Sales Consultants market a complete range of high quality skincare, fragrances and cosmetics, more than 800 cosmetic products, more than 94 million catalogues distributed in 35 languages in 2006)

 

New Product Development Project Manager

Responsible for leading and driving a multi-functional NPD team (10p) in the development and delivery of new products. The scope involved taking multiple product briefs from concept to launch.

Reporting to New Product Development Process Director.

               

Main Responsibilities:

Project Management:

  • Manage multiple NPD projects for Colour Cosmetics product category
  • Interface with all key players in the development process
  • Track each new product development and maintain a reporting on status
  • Propose and initiate action plans when changes are required
  • Ensure new products are delivered within time, cost and quality constraints

New product development (NPD):

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the NPD process

People Management:

  • Coordination of people in a very international and multicultural company

 

Achievements:

  • Management of over 200 successful projects per year in a very dynamic and fast-growing company
  • Continuous improvement of the NPD process, introduction of the stage & gate process

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONTEX INTERNATIONAL NV / Headquarters Belgium – Zele                                                      2001 - 2004

(European multinational, private label hygienic disposables, 800 million Euro sales, 3400 employees)

 

R&D Manager

Design, develop, test, evaluate, diversify and improve packaging for personal hygiene products.

Reporting to R&D Director.

 

Main Responsibilities:

Planned and directed all R&D activities, objectives, resources, timings and financials. Integrated the R&D projects with all other relevant internal and external parties such as Sales, Legal, Supply Chain and external clients, in order to achieve forecasted results.

 

Achievements:

  • Development for successful customers’ re-launch such as Delhaize, Auchan, Lidl, Carrefour,…
  • More product added value by guiding consumer goods packaging graphics
  • Standardized between 15 production plants

 

SCA PACKAGING BRUSSELS  Belgium - Brussels                                                                              1996 - 2001

Research & Development Project Engineer

 

AHREND SAMKO FURNITURE  Belgium - Zele                                                                   1995 - 1996

Project Advisor

 

Temporary assignment                :                                                                                                            1994-1995

ISP BELGIUM – Assistant Product Manager

OPEL BELGIUM – Technical/Commercial assistant

 

Education  _______________________________________________________

 

UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE COMPIEGNE (FRANCE)                                          1992-1993

Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées en Design Industriel et Conception de Produits

 

HOGESCHOOL  ANTWERPEN                                                                                                    1986-1992

Master in Product Development

 

Languages  _______________________________________________________

Dutch: mother tongue

English: fluent

French: fluent

German: good basic knowledge

 

Leisure activities  __________________________________________________

Tennis in competition (VTV)

Area / Region

Berlare, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes