Last active: 10/28/2013
- 8 years of experience in Freight Forwarding and 2 years acting as General Manager for the Road and Rail division in Benelux Region
- 9 years of experience in Management Consultancy (Strategic and Organisational changes)
- Personal strengths
(1) Strong strategic and analytical mindset
(2) Efficient at decision making
(3) Solid team player abilities
(4) Good commercial acumen and customer orientation
(5) Leadership skills
- Career Overview
(1) OWNER, CIM SPRL; BRUSSELS - SEPT 2009 / ONGOING
Management Consultancy in the following fields: (1) operational due diligence, (2) Business Analysis, (3) Supply Chain optimisation, (4) Global Sourcing / Set-up of Procurement organization and processes, (5) Organization design, (6) Project management
(2) GROUP PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR, AVIAPARTNER HOLDING N.V. – DEC 2012 / ONGOING
Responsible for the definition and the setting-up of a Global Sourcing Program called « Buy2gether ». Spent volume is EUR 77 Mio focusing on several product and service categories such as GSE’s (Ground Service Equipment – Tarmac Equipment), Aircrraft Cleaning Services, Interim, Fuel, Uniforms, …including 30 stations in 5 Aviapartner Countries in Europe. Program has been launched in February 2013 and has already generated EUR 2 Mio savings on a yearly basis.
GENERAL MANAGER ROAD & RAIL, KUEHNE+NAGEL; LUXEMBOURG - SEPT 2011 / NOV 2012
Full P&L responsibility for Road and Rail activities in Luxembourg (EUR 60 Mio turnover and 120 FTE). Besides the classical P&L responsibilities (Budgets, Master Business Plan, control and optimization), in charge of supervising daily business processes, the continuous improvement and risk management program, the customer relationship management, the development of new business solutions and the realization of the Pharma and High Tech strategy.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, KUEHNE+NAGEL; SWITZERLAND - SEPT 2009 / SEPT 2011
In charge of several key projects within the Corporate Road Development Team such as (1) the development and the coordination of a strong tradelane management program between the KN 20 main Road Logistics countries and (2) the setting-up of a Corporate Freight Procurement organisation aiming to decrease the number of our subcontractors and to realize important cost savings.
GENERAL MANAGER ROAD, ABX LOGISTICS WORLWIDE; BENELUX - MARCH 2008 / JUNE 2009
Full P&L responsibility of Road activity in Belgium and in the Netherlands (EUR 55 Mio turnover and 90 FTE). Turnaround of the business in Belgium from negative net profit to break-even by drastically reducing costs (downsizing) and setting-up new processes and operating model. Member of the Strategy Committee of ABX LOGISTICS Worldwide SA.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, ABX LOGISTICS POLAND; POLAND - MARCH 2007 / FEBRUARY 2008
Responsible for the complete setting-up of ABX LOGISTICS Road in Poland: development of the business plan, presentation of the project to ABX LOGISTICS Shareholders (Private Equity Fund 3i), search for local distribution partners, recruitment of people (14 FTE’s) and search for locations in 3 main areas (Warsaw, Poznan, and Katowice). The road dpt in Poland has been launched on January 2008.
GROUP PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR, ABX LOGISTICS WORLDWIDE; BELGIUM - MAY 2004 / FEBRUARY 2007
Setting-up of a complete Global Sourcing Program and organisation including 12 ABX LOGISTICS countries in Europe focusing on 14 Strategic and non Strategic type of categories (i.e. transport capacity, fuel, lifting and handling equipment, trailers,...) representing a spend volume of EUR 250 Mio. Realized proven savings of EUR 15 Mio.
SENIOR MANAGER (SOURCING AND PROCUREMENT PRACTICE), DELOITTE CONSULTING; BELGIUM - JUNE 2002 / MAY 2004
Was leading several major Corporate Procurement Projects for a French Multi-Utility Group (SUEZ GROUP) and for a major Belgian Freight Forwarding Group (ABX LOGISTICS).
CONSULTANT TO SENIOR MANAGER, ARTHUR ANDERSEN; BELGIUM - SEPT 1995 / JUNE 2002
Started as Junior Consultant until I became Senior Manager in the consulting practice. Was responsible of several consulting team involving from 3 to 9 management consultants and fee revenues from EUR 200k to EUR 1,5 Mio in the following sectors (FMCG, Pharma, petrochemistry, and manufacturing)