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Summary

I started my career as an ER nurse. After 5 years I had the opportunity to become an Occupational Health Advisor at Procter & Gamble (Responsible for planning and conducting of health assessments) In 2002 I made a radical turn in my career and started in a commerical function at Smiths Medical. I've held different positions (sales & marketing) in this company. In 2009 I joined Boston Scienitfic as Market Developer. Responsible for the start-up of the neuromodulation franchise in Belgium & Luxemburg. August 2010 promoted to Sales Manager Benelux. As Business Leader key responsibilities are leading the sales team and driving the Peripheral Interventions & Oncology business forward in the Benelux region. Since August 2012 I decided to take a new challenge as Territory Manager at Cyberonics (Cyberonics, inventor of Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS))

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Territory Manager Neuromodulation
    Since August 2012

Past Experience

  • Sales Manager PI Benelux
    August 2010 --- December 2011

  • Market Developer Neuromodulation BeLux
    November 2009 --- July 2010

  • Sales Manager Belgium & Luxemburg
    June 2007 --- November 2009

  • Product Manager Benelux
    June 2005 --- May 2007

  • Account Manager
    January 2004 --- September 2005

  • Clinical Sales Specialist
    October 2002 --- December 2003
    - Sales activities - Organize and present clinical trainings, product trainings, workshops - Perform product demonstrations

  • Occupational Health Advisor
    March 2000 --- September 2002
    Responsible for planning and conducting of health assessments - First aid care in case of accident or sickness of employees - Supporting tasks concerning health and well-being policy (e.g. health information, first aid courses,...) - Health and safety projects (e.g. hygiene, noise, heat,...)

  • Nurse (Emergency Room)
    January 1995 --- February 2002
    A.Z. Sint-Elisabeth, Antwerp Nursing activities

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAssertivenessCharmCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCreative thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeKindnessProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilityStrategic thinkingSociability

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Account ManagementAnesthesiaBudget ManagementEmergency medicineGeneral surgeryHospitalsHuman AnatomyMarket accessMedical DevicesNeurosurgeryNeurologyOperating RoomPatient Follow UpPediatricspeople managementPowerPointProduct launchStrategic PlanningSurgerySurgical InstrumentsTechnical SupportTime ManagementTrainingTroubleshootingVascular surgeryProgrammingNegotiationMicrosoft OfficeKOL managementIt skillsInterventional Radiologygrant writing and design
LinkedIn Assessment :
HealthcareMarket developmentSales ManagementOperating RoomSurgeryBusiness DevelopmentPresentationsMarket AnalysisNeuromodulationSalesMedical DevicesPharmaceutical IndustrySales Effectiveness

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Interact with nurses Interact with physicians Guide students Report data Search literature on clinical trialsAdjust processes and methodsAdverse event reportingCollaborate with medical teamCoach Interpret dataAdvise on medical perspectivesAnalyze data

Education

  • in Smiths Emerging Leaders Program from Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School in 2006
  • in Marketing from Universiteit Antwerpen Management School in 2006
  • HOKT in Nursing from Karel de Grote Hogeschool in 1994

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Full Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    12 weeks
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Ekeren, Antwerp, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No