Leader/Director that has managed the ICT Function for a diverse range of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plants. Knowledgeable about business operations and leadership, understanding their changing requirements and agile to adopt new business models. Flexible management style that holds people accountable, demonstrated in multi cultural environments and all levels of an organization. Proven ability to work on aggressive timelines in ambiguous environments where decisions are made based on a mixture of facts and analysis, and experience and judgment. Loyal personality to the overall company’s directions and strategy.
Since September 2012
Seasoned IT professional who is looking for new opportunities in a variety of management roles (operational management, Projects, Interim roles). Recent Achievements - Established a new Work Team of senior profiles searching for new opportunities, in addition to the formal outplacement programs (September 2012 - present) - Conducting an assessment of the ICT function and interim IT Director for a logistic company in the port of Antwerp (July 2013 - March 2015) - …
Team Leader IT
September 2009 --- May 2012
Managed the BT organization in the EMEA Region for a set of Manufacturing Operations. Coordinated the development and implementation of the BT Strategy (Plan Of Record). Acted as the focal point for all BT related matters (internally and externally) - Established the (new) role, as part of the transition to the Operating Unit model - Implement the PGS BT Global Support model - Following the acquisition of Wyeth, integrated the Catania plant in PFE BT organization - Continued the roll out of the Vendor Managed Replenishment model to Contract Manufactures.
Director Infirmation Technology and Technical Services
March 2005 --- August 2009
Managed the IT organization for the Region (20 FTE’s – 4 plants). Responsible for the efficient and effective maintenance of the application portfolio in line with the evolving business needs. Member of the Leadership Team - Deployed a regional IT organization - Developed and implemented the IT Strategy - Negotiated and developed the Service Level Agreements for the application portfolio - Managed the divestments of three sites as part of the execution of the Plant Network Strategy. Managed Pharmaceutical Technology Support Function. - Managed and executed Product Transfers in Drug Product and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient area - Monitored, explored and introduced new product opportunities for the plant, executed and supported improvement projects for the products, manufacturing processes, technologies - Promoted and managed the introduction of new equipments and manufacturing and analysis technologies (PAT/RFT) - Supported the resolution of manufacturing problems - Partnered with external/center Teams in the R&D, sourcing, life cycle, Manufacturing Services areas.
January 2004 --- February 2005
As overall Program Manager delivered the deployment of the MAPS ERP solution to the 3 Italian manufacturing sites, including coordination with external stake holders.
MRP customer Service
April 2003 --- December 2003
(Temporary Assignment 1 year – Expatriate basis) Managed the integration progress of Pharmacia plants into the Pfizer IT application portfolio.
Manager Global Supply IT Program Management Office
March 2001 --- March 2003
Developed the GS IT Project Portfolio. Defined the target application architecture for a GS site and provide global guidance in multiple functional areas : common business processes, boundaries, new application standards.
Manager Application Development
December 1986 --- February 2001
Managed the project engineer group (15-20) in the realisation of Information System Projects. Provided leadership in the specification, design, implementation and maintenance of computerised information systems and software package solutions, so as to ensure system / user / organisation effectiveness within budgetary and schedule constraints.
Technical Support Coordinator
January 1983 --- November 1986
Managed the introduction of new and changed Products and Product Designs. Coordinated the introduction and changes with Materials Management, Production, Regulatory Departments.
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Electromechanical Engineering from Groep T - Internationale Hogeschool Leuven in 1982