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Summary

EXTENSIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

 

IVD – MedTech – GLOBAL BASIS (EU, US, JP)

 

Ø  MSc Engineering (Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles) + MBA (Institute for Management Development- Lausanne), 5 languages spoken

Ø  Project Planning & Execution, Team Management

Ø  Professional development in life sciences markets (IVD, MedTech)

Experiences

Past Experience

  • VP DIAGNOSTICS BU Tessenderlo, Belgium
    January 2006 --- December 2010

    Developed and Implemented a Profitable Growth Strategy for European Operations (Sales, Profit);

    Took direct responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Customer Support and Field Service Engineering (Headcount = 80).

  • Director of Operations Tessenderlo, Belgium
    January 2002 --- December 2005

    -          Turned around Tosoh Bioscience European Operations (Profit, Cash) – Focused on Operating Expenses and Assets turn;

    -          Developed an Integrated Supply Chain Program with Japan;

    -          Developed a Centralized back-bone Shared Services Organization including Finance, HR, IT;

    Built “Bridge” between European Operations and Japanese Corporate headquarters.

  • GENERAL MANAGER - GLOBAL PM SPINE Bordeaux, France
    January 1999 --- December 2001

    -          Globalized Stryker Corporation’s Spine division in terms of Product lifecycle management (R&D, Marketing, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs). Budget: US$ 11M (50 people);

    -          Managed the division’s IP portfolio/licensing/acquisitions;

    -          Managed the Bordeaux manufacturing operations (1999 – 100 people);

    -          Developed Stryker Spine’s 5-year Strategic Plan.

  • COUNTRY MANAGER IBERICA Madrid, Spain
    January 1996 --- December 1998

  • DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Bordeaux, France
    January 1994 --- December 1995

  • PROJECT MANAGER CAE London, United Kingdom
    January 1989 --- December 1992

  • APPLICATION ENGINEER Breda, Netherlands
    January 1988 --- August 1989

  • R&D MANAGER Brussels, Belgium
    September 1985 --- December 1987

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityOrientationPerspectiveOrganizationSelf-confidenceSelf-disciplineService orientedTrustWillingness to compromiseOptimismInterest in knowledgeAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAttention to detailCollaborationCoordinationDependabilityEfficiencyInnovative thinkingStrategic thinking

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Medical devices Negotiation R&DContract negotiationCross-functional team leadershipDiagnosticsEnglishGood Manufacturing Practice (GMP)HospitalsOrthopedicpeople managementPilot scale batchesProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingProcess improvementProduct designProduct launchQuality Assurance (QA)Team Leadership

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Written presentation Create SOPsAdjust processes and methodsbudgeting of R&D activitiesCoachCollaborate with medical teamCollaborate with project teamFollow-up of quality assurance activitiesFollow-up of Quality Management System (QMS) processesFollow-up of internal auditsGuide staffImplement Quality Management System (QMS)Liaise with doctorsSite managementSolve problems

Education

  • Master in Hospital Management from Solvay (ULB) in 2015
  • Master in Business Adminsitration from IMD in 1993
  • Master in Engineering from ULB in 1985

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
English
Native
French
Native
Dutch
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Brussels, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes