PA QA Manager: Redu Space Services 2013 to date
(Satellite communications, ESA site management) 40 Employees Locally (Belgium)
Key Responsibilities/Achievements: Set-up internal processes, Operations and Maintenance of Ground Segment Infrastructure, Enabling Data Relay Satellite operations, In Orbit Testing.
Customers: Belgium Army, Airbus, ESA, Spaceopal
(Aerospace, Space, Defense, Transportation) 67.000 Employees Worldwide, 450 Locally (Belgium)
Quality and Business Improvement Manager
Reporting to General Manager and Group Operations Director
Key Responsibilities/Achievements: Member of Executive Committee, in charge of strategic business plan, organize quality (ISO 2000/EN 9100) and security certification (NATO/EU), scan of all operational processes, monitor operational quality and customer satisfaction.
Customers:Eurocontrol, Belgocontrol, Liege Airport, STIB, HP, Redcross, SCA Packaging, ONE…
Head of Quality Department (Forges de Zeebrugge) 2008-2010
Key Responsibilities and Achievements: Manage team of quality and test engineers (8 staff), in charge of budgets, resource planning, and performance (including laboratory equipment and trial platform management). Quality and Product Assuranceof rocket systems (launchers) part of military aircraft and helicopters: Eurocopter, BAE, HAL….
Quality Champion (Modelplex) 2007-2010
Key Responsibilities/Achievements: Lead board (14 Members, 8 Countries) within framework of European Program and industries (Thales, Schlumberger, Telefonica, SAP). Set up management system, internal reviews/reporting to European Commission. Participate in dissemination/industrialisation of platform.
Operations Director (Optimum ACE) 2005-2007
Key Responsibilities/Achievements: Set-up work stream in accordance with strategic transformation (industrialisation, competitiveness, sales development, culture behavior alignment). In charge top down at Country level and best-practices cross-fertilisation (team coaching). Participate in critical reviews and compliance audits.
European Quality Management Representative (Thales Services) 2003-2005
Key Responsibilities/Achievements : Monitor conception, deployment and application of common reference system in Europe including business life cycles, management rules, methods and tools associated : deployment, support/coaching, training/education, capitalization. Coordinate and follow up of the organizational structure (site transfer, matrix organization).
Quality Manager (Thales IS Belgium) 2000-2003
Key Responsibilities/Achievements: Set-up structure to handle in-house fixed-price project. Develop client culture and processes in accordance with company strategic objectives. Participate in deployment of object oriented technology and software development methodologies at project/corporate level. Facilitate merge with new company. Organize internal audit program.
OPL BENELUX 1994-2000
Space,Telecom, Utilities 400 Employees, 15 Local
Reporting to General Manager
Work Package Manager (SPACEBEL), designing Proton Therapy system in US 1999-2000
Key Responsibilities/Achievements: Follow-up of project plan, resources, participation to project life cycle reviews. Support in security assessments (Safety case, HAZARD).
IT Business Project coordinator (ING) 1998-1999
Key Responsibilities/Achievements: Define scope of application in terms of strategic and critical business/IT processes. Coach project manager in processes and IT architecture to improve information quality.
QA System Validation Manager, for safety critical medical equipment (IBA) 1997-1998
Key Responsibilities/Achievements: Scale entire system life-cycle documents including risk analysis, general design and testing according to applicable standards and legislation for EU and US (FDA). Produce quality and configuration plan for large multi-site systems.
Consultant (Scorpio) 1994-1997
Key Responsibilities/Achievements: Provide consulting services to various industries and services Clients: Unilever, Coca Cola, Hilti, Aveve, Europay, IBSI, Matra Marconi Space…
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