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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

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