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Being graduated in analytical chemistry I kicked off my career working 24/7 in Total's refinery in Antwerp. Though Janssen Pharmaceutica got my attention and being a social and caring person I was convinced pharmaceutical industries was a better place to invest in a better world. I got the opportunity to take the lead in a lab automation project and to initiate the first steps in computerized system validation methodology within J&J. As a result pharma quality and qualification & validation became the red thread through all the years. Because of global changes within the pharmaceutical industry landscape I decided to jump in the late 00's. Change creates opportunity, isn't it? I was offered the challenge by Waters to take ownership over informatics solutions selling in the Benelux. A fantastic new world I was entering and a great place to work. I learned to think like a fish, listen to business and offer customers the solution they need rather than just offering what is asked. Having experienced that 'sales for sales' does not inspire me, I moved back closer into pharmaceutical business. So I took up a role as senior consultant in the deployment of logistical IT systems in Janssen's European Distribution Center. Today I am working as a senior solution manager within Altran's life science division co-creating in the transition & transformation that Altran is implementing as part of its strategic plan 'Ignition 2020'. My previous expertises in pharma quality & compliance, lab automation, people management, project management, consultancy, account management, business development, etc. glue nicely together and are a guarantee for daily fun and success. # white blackbird # pharma quality & compliance # lab automation # people management # project management # consultancy # account management # business development # managed services # insights blue(red) # mb-istj # inspirer # believer # creator # no routine # lean green belt # together #


Current Experience

  • Senior Solution Manager
    Since February 2014
    As a Senior Solution Manager within Altran's Life Science Division I provide clients and consultants with the necessary expertise and assistance for the implementation, continuous improvement and support on ongoing and future projects. My focus is mainly on pre/post sales of managed sourcing & managed services projects. Since my start within Altran 2 years ago I accomplished the start up of 4 services per year, representing a yearly turn over of 2,5 M €. This year my focus extends to global services with a multi-country business scope. My key responsibilities: * Develop Vision and Define Strategy within Life Science Division * Business Development of Service Models * PreSales, Account Management * PostSales, Project Management and Coach Consultants on Soft and Technical skills * Advisory Consultancy

Past Experience

  • Consultant in Pharma Quality and Compliance
    August 2012 --- January 2014
    Consultancy project @ Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson * Business QA Responsible for new SAP/eWM & WCS processes in European Distribution Center * The new EDC in La Louvière (Belgium) centralizes the activities of 15 logistics centers in Europe.

  • Benelux Informatics and Data Sales Specialist
    January 2010 --- July 2012
    * Responsible for the CDS, SDMS and ELN-LES Sales Business in the Benelux (budget +4M €). * Targeted industries in (Bio)Pharma, CMO/CRO's, Universities and Hospitals, Chemical and Food. * Working close together with Service and Sales Teams in Benelux, Europe and US.

  • Manager QC Lab Support
    January 2005 --- January 2009
    * Managing a group of 20 people responsible for Lab Equipment Qualification, Planning and Sampling. * Project management: Capacity Planning, KPI management, Process Optimization, Lean. * Business Lead Process Harmonisation for Global Lims. * Green Belt J&J certified - 'Lean Manufacturing'

  • Manager Lab Equipment Qualification
    January 2004 --- January 2005
    * Managing 10 internal LSV-Specialists and external LSV/CSV-Consultants. * Responsible for the Qualification status of 1200 Lab instruments in Chromatography lab, Physical/Chemical lab, Packaging Material lab, Microbiology lab and Medical Devices lab.

  • Qualification Engineer Computerized System Validation
    January 2000 --- January 2004
    * 21CFR11 assessments and remediations on Lab equipment (ensuring data integrity by securing access control and data flow). * QA Responsible Computerized System Validation of IT-systems in Lab and Production.

  • Chromatography analyst - Lead Chromatography Data System
    January 1992 --- January 2000
    * GC/LC Chromatography Analyst and Chromatography Data System Project lead. * Implementing Waters Millennium 2020 c/s (7 users at start, growing to 300 users application)

  • 24/7 Lab Chemist
    January 1991 --- January 1992


LinkedIn Assessment :
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  • Sales and Account Management in from Krauthammer in 2012
  • Certified Berlitz Level 5 'intermédiaire supérieur' in French from Berlitz in 2010
  • in Bachelor Chemistry from Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen in 0
  • in Oude Humaniora, Latijn-Wiskunde from Montfortcollege Rotselaar in 0

Area / Region

Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes