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Senior Manager with more than 15 years experience in Purchasing and Procurement Operations with growing responsibilities from technical buyer to people manager for Europe, and MENA region. Experienced Purchasing Consultant with international and different matrix organization. Expertise in Capex Project, and Category Management covering all process , management of RFQ and RFP, able to write technical specification. Selecting and benchmarking new vendors, implementation of sourcing strategy, SRM, auditing new vendors. Contracting and legal issues. Operational excellence, able to think strategically and to be involve in day to day business Proven track records in people management and communication to stakeholder. Hands on, problem solver, committed to the business, clients and results oriented. Very Good team player with good communication skills, building solid teams and strong customer relationships.


Current Experience

  • Sourcing Group Manager
    Since January 2014

  • Managing Director
    Since January 2011
    Missions for : Global Capex Procurement Consultant for GSKBIO (Wavre) (from January 2014) Sourcing Group Manager for Clean Utilities IBA (Louvain La Neuve): R&D Sourcing Officer GDF Suez ( BU GRDF Gaz Reseau de France Paris) Total Petrochemical Feluy

Past Experience

  • R&D Sourcing Officer
    September 2011 --- November 2012
    Pharmacy and Medical Equipment (cyclotron, radiopharmaceuticals to treat cancer,…) - Implementation of Material Group Sourcing Strategy - Integration and audit of supplier - Manage RFQ Process with Procurement team - Coordination and lead project sourcing with internal team (Engineering, Production, Sourcing, R&D, SQE’s …) - Build and monitor a project dashboard enabling an executive summary of the on-going projects - Perform sourcing marketing to identify potential suppliers for new technologies when required in the scope of the project

  • Procurement Manager - CGS Group
    March 2011 --- June 2011
    Aeronautic and industrial supplies Consolidation of Purchasing activities with aero and industrial key account customers Central Procurement - Build up and Implementation of procurement strategy - Negotiate with suppliers and establish a contract to supply against the required specification. - Contract negotiation with lawyer support. - Identifying strategic commodities and carry out preferred supplier negotiations. - Building Strategy on family products. - Achieve cost reduction and implement strategic sourcing. - Cost savings project on family products. - Audit and qualifying new suppliers according to SRM strategy (Supplier Relationship Management) - People management: 1 assistant to coordinate contracts with final customer. - Management of Non Conformity: Quality Control in coordination with key suppliers and maintain of all levels required for ISO standards. - Reporting: Annual Budget.

  • Purchasing Category Manager
    January 2007 --- November 2010
    Drive regional sourcing activities in the region France Benelux and support operating companies in the strategic sourcing activities for specific categories. Service Procurement Organization (part of Global Procurement) Responsible for establishing professional strategic procurement to optimize cost, quality and on-time-delivery for regional service materials and services. In addition, SP develops the cost efficiency site solutions through standardization and overall site cost optimization based on TCO principles. Develop, propose and execute Procurement strategy for relevant Category and ensure compliance with the business requirements and the Global/Regional Procurement Strategy. Leverage the volume for a particular area of spend.  Put contracts in place that ensure supply of goods and services in respect of the need (Quality, Service and performance) of the internal customer and compliant with the procedures in place.  Consolidate volume, leverage and Optimise TCO, realize benefits  Handle major Capex projects : Capital expenditure  Define and manage Supplier Relationships  Set up adequate reporting, ensure compliance and address issues with internal client.  Selection and Audit suppliers : critical and strategic  Apply Relevant Processes and Tools,  Performance management: Cost performance management, Non-financial performance management: KPI, contract compliance.  Vendor management: Contribute to supplier competence development planning and certification requirements.

  • Aero Buyer
    January 2000 --- January 2006
    Identification and development of cost savings on the families products: Composites, Aerospace Paints, Chemical Products. Reduction of the Panel suppliers, search for new sources, Market Survey, Stock Optimisation, Subcontracting of all “C” Products range (Low added values Products) - Sourcing for new suppliers regarding new program/contract. - Good Knowledge of raw material market, distribution of spare parts. - Calculation of TCO. - Coordination and implementation the procurement activities of Brazilians and Canadian sister companies. - Management and negotiation of frame agreement contracts with lawyer support . - Management and Process : Creation of Performing buying structure with Purchasing Team ( Reporting , Key Indicators, Suppliers Evaluation…) People Management on Procurement Team of Plants. - Developments of Partnerships with suppliers: Negotiation, consolidation of the accounts suppliers, management in Kanban , Suppliers Audit (factories and procedures).

  • Project Buyer – Key Commodity Manager.
    July 1999 --- May 2001
    Project Buyer – Key Commodity Manager. Responsibility for all the projects purchases by family of products Driving Elements (driving, Gear Boxes, and accessories associated) metal frames Follow-up, Respect of the specifications, Project management. * Globalisation of the purchases: Definition of a World Wide Sourcing Strategy and Operational Implementation in the plants. Prospect ion of International new sources compared to the cost budget. Negotiation suppliers and technical productivity. Sourcing of Sub Contractors in the low cost countries for assembly of the frames and work building sites. Many displacements in Europe mainly. * Integration and negotiation with the panel of suppliers and drafting of a Contract on the return guaranteed manufacturer. Improvement of the follow-up of the modifications of components in the suppliers, animation of working group to solve problem.

  • Project Engineer – Purchaser
    June 1997 --- June 1999
    Bag Closing Technology • Project Engineer – Purchaser Drive Components, Electrical Motors , Gear Boxes, Conveyors. • Sub contracting of Conveyors : sourcing South Europe. • Follow up of manufacturing on Site sub contractors. Implementation of monitoring. • Globalisation and Implementation of all Purchasing of Fischbein Group Europe (UK, France and Belgium) • Daily Follow up of Orders , invoices • Management of the non conformity products.


LinkedIn Assessment :
Capex and Project ManagementSourcing strategy and implementationpeople managementBudgeting & KPIContract negotiationPurchasing ManagementDesign to costAuditSRMSAP MMCost ReductionSupply Chain ManagementChange Managementcost controlCoachingOperational ExcellenceExcellence opGestion de la chaGestion humaineNR


  • Master in Management in Managment from Solvay Business School in 2009
  • Professional Negotiation and Influencing in Certificate in International Negotiation from ENS Australia in 2008
  • M. Sc. Industrial Engineer in Mechanics in Mechanical (Aeronautic) from Haute Ecole de la Communauté française 'Paul-Henri Spaak', Bruxelles in 1996
  • Safety for Operational Supervisor SCC in from VCA certified in 0

Training and Certification

  • VCA certified (Diplôme Sécurité pour Cadres Opérationnels VCA) Certification

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Brussels, Belgium


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  • No