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I get energized from interacting with people from different backgrounds especially in an international environment. I love jobs that require seeing the bigger picture and I will always look to understand the process behind the activities. My talents are around streamlining processes, improving the interplay between groups and aligning teams around the same goal. I have a solid background in technology transfers and strong expertise in supply chain management. Personality traits: - Strong process thinker: can identify the ‘why’ before thinking of the ‘how’ and visualize the process flow behind the activities - Integrator: helps teams align around the same goal, sensitive of the interplay between groups and how to improve it - People oriented, networker: builds strong interpersonal relationships, both inside and outside the organization, reads people very well, empathic, emotionally intelligent - Team player and team builder both cross-functionally and cross-culturally - Participative management style - Strong communicator: communicates well with people with different backgrounds, from different cultures and in different levels of the organization Areas of expertise - Leading cross-functional project teams - Working capital and Inventory management - Supply chain management and supply chain optimisation - Contract Manufacturing - New product introduction and technology transfer - Other: Sales and Operations Planning, Strategic sourcing, Process Validation, Medical Devices, Processing of protein drug products Qualifications: Certified 6 sigma green belt, Innovation coach You can contact me by: phone: +32 497 38 70 48 email:


Current Experience

  • Co Owner and freelance consultant
    Since July 2016
    Freelance management consultancy, project management, portfolio management, technology transfer

Past Experience

  • Working Capital and Inventory Management Lead EU/AfME/CLAR/US exports
    October 2012 --- February 2016
    • Grew inventory management role to a strategic supply chain role, driving working capital initiatives for the company • Global accountability for inventory initiatives • Conducted survey assessing maturity levels with regards to inventory management for all market companies globally to establish coaching needs • Defined and rolled out minimum requirements for inventory control (counts, recording & reconciliation, destruction) and inventory planning (replenishment, excess, slow moving and obsolete). • Created guidance on replenishment supply chains and supply chain agreements and trained it to all supply chain teams globally. • Created awareness with commercial colleagues on the supply and working capital aspects of inventory. • Defined targets on forecast bias, excess inventory reduction and waste reduction for all markets globally using a segmentation approach. Obtained buy-in from senior commercial management. Provided a roadmap to each individual market on what opportunities to pursue. • Created a management dashboard for markets to follow-up on progress to achieve inventory targets. • Performed a revenue/margin analysis to identify low performing SKUs, which lead to a company wide portfolio rationalization project, cutting 40% of SKUs/market combinations.

  • Portfolio and Sourcing Manager Global External Supply
    October 2011 --- September 2012
    In this temporary assignment I took on different roles: * Portfolio & Sourcing Manager: support sourcing decisions for 3rd party manufacturing of pharmaceutical drug products * Operations manager: accountable for the supply from a number of 3rd party manufacturers, coordinate supply aspects of new product launches * Manager Drug Product Tech Services: manage technology transfer project between 3rd party manufacturers * Operational Excellence: governance of Opex work streams at 3rd party manufacturer * Innovation coach

  • Lead Engineer Contracted Products
    May 2009 --- September 2011
    * Project lead for new product introductions and technology transfers * Provide technical support on growth hormone drug product manufacturing. * Act as liaison between Pfizer and Contract Manufacturer. * Close interaction with R&D to assess process performance in light of product quality. * Introduction of new processes and process improvements at contract manufacturer.

  • Lead Engineer Components and Medical Devices
    November 2007 --- May 2009
    * responsible for a small team of engineers and technicians * design new approach for component qualification * optimise process for incoming quality control of components * set-up quality system for medical device design control following ISO 13485

  • Lead Engineer Suspension Products
    January 2004 --- October 2007
    * responsible for a small team of engineers and technicians * set out validation strategies for the group * project leader for process validation projects * problem solving * introduction of new suspension product

  • Project Engineer
    August 2002 --- December 2003
    * project leader for process validation projects * problem solving

  • Project Engineer Industrialization Group
    April 2000 --- August 2002
    * project leader for process validation, process optimisation and problem solving projects

  • Project Engineer Packaging Development
    March 1999 --- March 2000
    Project leader for process optimisation project in the Packaging Development Department: * Improvement of the process for the creation and approval of labels and package inserts for medical devices. * Implementation of the new EU directive on labels and package inserts * Simplify label info and reduce number of label items Negotiation on supplier specifications with suppliers of packaging material

  • Business Development Assistant
    January 1998 --- March 1999
    * Develop project management tools for R&D projects: reporting tools, planning tools, ... * Project management assistance for the Product Project Managers * Give training on reporting tools and MS Project * Organiser and secretary for a monthly management review meeting on R&D projects with senior management * Develop portfolio management tools for R&D projects


Self Assessment :
Creative thinkingAuthenticityInnovative thinkingKindnessInterest in knowledgeCharmCommunicativeEmotional reactivityProactivityProblem solvingService orientedSociabilityStrategic thinkingApproachabilityCollaborationCuriosityFlexibilityIndependenceSelf-disciplineResult Oriented


Self Assessment :
Biochemistry Medical devicesAnimal HealthAntibodiesAseptic ProcessingBiochemistryBiopharmaceuticalsBiotechnologieBiotechnologyBusiness ProcessBusiness Process ImprovementBusiness ProcessesChange ManagementCoachingCommunication SkillsContinuous ImprovementDemand PlanningDemand Supply PlanningDesign of Experiments (DOE) DiagnosticsEnglishEnglishFDAFailure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)ForecastingGood Distribution Practice (GDP)Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)HealthcareHealthcare industryIn vitro diagnostics (IVD)Innovation ManagementInternational Project ManagementInternational RelationsInventory ManagementLarge MoleculesLeadershipLife SciencesLifesciencesmanagementManufacturingMedical Devicespeople managementPharmaceuticalsPresentation SkillsProblem SolvingProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingProcess improvementProduct managementProgram ManagementProject CoordinationProject ManagementProject Portfolio ManagementRoot Cause Analysis (RCA)Sterile drug productsSupply ChainSupply Chain ManagementSupply ManagementTeam BuildingTeam LeadershipTeam ManagementTeamworkTranslational MedicineValidationValue Stream Mapping
LinkedIn Assessment :
Cross-functional team leadershipCross Functional Team BuildingCross-cultural Communication SkillsInventory ManagementCross-cultural TeamsSupply Chain ManagementTechnology transferContract ManufacturingProject ManagementProcess improvementInnovation coachMedical DevicesValidationS&OPSix SigmaFluent EnglishQuality SystemPharmaceutical IndustryBiotechnologymanagementStrategySupply ChainOperational ExcellenceContinuous ImprovementManufacturingEager to learnPortfolio ManagementLife SciencesMonoclonal AntibodiesGrowth HormoneISO 13485Product Life CycleBusiness Process ImprovementBusiness Process Improvement

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Create SOPsCoachCollaborate with project teamCommunicate effectively on different company levelsCommunicate with investigatorCommunicate with sponsorCoordinate projectsCoordinationCreate SOPsCreate standard operating procedure (SOP)Determine needsDevelop business planDevelop supply strategyDevelop training materialsImplement ProcessesInteract with regulatory stakeholdersInventory ManagementLead teamsLiaise with research teamLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredlifescienceManage budgetsManage complexityManage contractors Manage multiple projectsManufacture of GMP batchesManufacture of non-GMP and GMP batchesManufacture of non-GMP batchesNetworkOral presentationPeople managementPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesproject managementProvide input to process improvement initiativesTeachingTrain off site staffTrain on site staffTrain StaffTranslate strategy into operational plansWork cross-functionallyWritten presentation


  • Master’s Degree in Bio-engineer from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1996
  • High School in from OLVE in 1989

Training and Certification

  • Inventory Master Class in 2014 Training
  • Certified in Supply Chain Management in 2013 Certification
  • Innovation Coach in 2012 Certification
  • Six Sigma Green Belt in 2009 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Business Consultant Business Development Manager Management Consultant Product Manager Project Manager Senior Consultant Team Leader Supply chain manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 1 to 3 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    40 Hours per week
  • International:

Area / Region

Kontich, België


Driving License
  • Yes