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multifunctional Leader with proven international managerial skills and extensive experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, warehousing and Logistics, process design and optimization, open for a new (Interim) challenge in the Life Sciences industry ! *sharp, analytic, structured, organized, systematic and focussed on delivering objectives and results *pro-active team player and able to align a team for success *helicopter view on the Pharmaceutical Industry : from api to patient *encountered corporate culture changes as well as many individual cultural diversity experiences and labour unions *thriving in a stimulating, dynamic, innovative and result oriented environment with a continuous improvement philosophy major domaines of expertise include : *leading a team in a challenging environment, budget and timeframe *starting up innovative production lines and sites, systems and technologies *analyzing, improving and optimizing Operations : setting a roadmap to excellence *defining and implementing a strategic vision +32 477 777 232


Past Experience

  • Supply Chain Management Leader EuAFME-CLAR-US exports

    December 2014 --- January 2016
    leading the global Supply Chain Management team (excl us/asia) : 10 sr managers in zaventem and 1 sr manager in canada team responsibilities included overall demand signals, forecast accuracy, kpi adherence & improvement projects, allocations, Problem Solving and issue resolution, backorder reduction, overall inventory levels, safety stock calculations, stock transfers, supply chain agreements, negotiations, write offs & destructions achievements *Business Process Owner for the make to deliver tower managing a successful implementation of the SAP system within 27 markets according to highly aggressive timelines *conceptual design and pilot market introduction of a common stock Strategy leading to increased product availability and reduced time to market from 4 months to 2 weeks *projects leading to forecast accuracy increase by 10% and bias below 10% *backorder reduction realisation by 50% within a 1y timeframe *safety stock calculations based on forecast accuracy and supply reliability leading to significant inventory reduction and working capital release *Project Leader on new product introduction process revamping : Value Stream Mapping and action list implementation leading to reduced resource need, time to market reduced by 15%, overall cost reduction by 10%, improved product availability by 25%

  • Supply & Logistics Operations Leader EuAfME

    October 2012 --- November 2014
    leading the supply and Logistics organisation for europe, africa and middle-east. 13 direct reports, total team 65 people, presence in 19 locations, overall budget responsibility 45 mio usd responsibilities include demand, supply, warehousing and transportation Operations for the region within a principal company set-up frequently interacting with senior company executives on personnel, commercial, regulatory, strategic, demand/supply and financial topics achievements *carving out of mother company pfizer, organizational design from a blank paper, hiring and developing all people, setting up systems, sops, Budgets within a 6-12 month timeframe *supporting the road of the company to independence and stock market introduction *designing and running a monthly regional integrated business review meeting with senior executives *defining and implementing a warehouse network redesign, resulting in the reduction from 34 to 18 storage locations including set-up of 2 regional warehouses, request for proposals for warehousing and transportation, decision making, regulatory approvals, Licensing, physical stock counting and stock moves *strict budget adherence and spent control – continuous improvement mode leading to 10% cost savings on spent versus budget

  • Manager Aseptic Manufacturing BFS

    May 2008 --- September 2012
    Production Manager of the unique Aseptic production location for xalatan/xalacom eyedrops, 70 miou/year, Sales value approx 1.8 billion usd. department consisting of 120 people, direct expense budget approx 15 mio usd, continuous 3 shift operation, 24/5 optimization (process, productivity and quality) of the department in view of product patent loss 2011-2012 Translation of high level master schedules into achievable production plans and inventory strategies achievements *optimization of the production department : personnel and direct expense reduction with 35% (on stable output), improved overall quality level with 50%, reduction of reworks with 80%, increased equipment oee with 30%, reduced cost of goods of approx 40%. *execution of a roadmap leading to Operational Excellence, no recalls or out of stocks, optimal Customer Satisfaction *enabling a cultural change mode and team implementation attitude, using kpis, leading to a highly flexible, engaging and productive working environment *implementation of an open and transparent Communication culture on business conditions, opportunities and issues

  • Manager Technical Support

    November 2007 --- April 2008
    6 months developmental assignment in peapack, new jersey, usa as Project Leader for a wide variety of projects related to Aseptic Manufacturing plants worldwide, including Problem Solving, Process Optimization, new product introductions, Change Management and management of cross functional teams achievements *project lead and author of the document “Aseptic plant of the future”, presented at several symposia *building, maintaining and stirring relationships on an international level with internal (R&D) and external partners as universities, Research institutes and suppliers. *ambassador for the puurs site Manufacturing capabilities, presented at several occasions *living in the us : understanding and working with cultural differences leading to effective relationships

  • Manager Product Support

    April 2004 --- October 2007
    leading the product support department with 6 lead engineers as direct reports, managing in total approx 45 highly educated colleagues (engineers, Pharmacists, phds) 3 teams responsible for all aspects of the production processes (sterile suspensions, solutions, gels, freeze dry products) , 1 team for all raw materials, primary Packaging components and devices and 2 teams for all master batch records and Documentation systems (pharm2, bpcs) used within the production plant achievements *building and developing the department with motivated and well trained colleagues : introduction of science based approach focussing on product and process knowledge, including pat technologies *extensive Project Management experience, including supplier interaction and Auditing, active interaction with business and product lifecycle teams *innovative production proposals leading to assignment of new products to the puurs plant

  • Manager Documentation and Artwork

    February 2000 --- March 2004
    management of the Documentation and artwork centre, in total approx 25 staff members with overall responsibilities for all master batch records (paper and electronic batch records with full integration) and for all artwork needed for plant Operations and outside customers system Owner of all item number-systems (bpcs), Documentation system (pharm2) and artwork system (esko-graphics) achievements *implementation of pgm core Software solutions for Documentation systems and electronic batch records *start-up of a new artwork generating system

  • Project Engineer, Sterile production equipment

    February 1998 --- December 1999
    Project Leader for Aseptic filling projects (specifications, selection and purchase, installation, Validation and start-up) overall Project Management and cross functional teamleader for 20-30 people, spending level up to 15 mio usd and site responsible for isolatortechnology and vhp sanitisation achievements *start-up of a kirin freeze dry capping line, a washing-Sterilization-filling line for vials, a filling department using full isolator technology, purchase of a cartridge filling machine

  • Process and Validation Engineer

    January 1995 --- January 1998
    Process Engineer for the start-up of a totally new production unit for non sterile Pharmaceutical products (liquids, creams, ointments, solutions, suspensions, shampoos, tinctures) as well as Project Management for product introductions and product transfers (Intern/extern) achievements *author of all Validation protocols and reports, instructions and procedures (45 different products) *modernisation, optimisation and transfer of all production processes, scale-up up to 10000 kg batches


LinkedIn Assessment :
Process EngineeringAseptic ProcessingOperational ExcellencePharmaceutical IndustryChange ControlLifesciencesManufacturingTechnology transferVaccinesGMPLean Manufacturing21 CFR Part 11PharmaceuticsBiopharmaceuticalsClinical trialsHPLCGXPRegulatory affairsProduct developmentProject ManagementSupply Chain ManagementValidationLife Sciences


  • Certified Supply Chain Professional in from APICS in 2013
  • Middle Management Course in General fields of management from in 2007
  • Bio-Ingenieur in de Scheikunde in Industriele microbiologie en Technologie van de voedingsnijverheden from University of Leuven in 1994

Area / Region

Mechelen, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes

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