Date of birth October 12, 1971 Breda
Managing Director with both corporate and entrepreneurial background. My technical background and my commercial skills combined with my drive to create value, is a unique set of skills for delivering results. I apply different leadership styles but my two dominant styles are democratic and participative, which I apply to build coalitions for change. In my current role as managing director and shareholder of a high technology startup company I have learned what is required to deliver bottom line results.
Microtechniek Special Products B.V
2016 - present
Managing Director of Microtechniek Special Products B.V.
Managing a technological advanced manufacturer of Aerospace flight hardware and Mechanical Ground Support Equipment.
Serving clients which are part of the leading consortia in the European Space Industry (Airbus Defence and Space, Thales Alenia Space, OHB, ESA, etc.).
2013 - 2015
Category Group Director
Responsible for managing 0.8 bn US$ spend on corporate and facility services.
Part of the European Procurement Management Team and reporting directly to the CPO.
Lead the Journey to Procurement Excellence program. Delivering record savings by taking an unconventional approach to delivery of value and realizing a step change in capabilities.
2011 - 2013
Group Director procurement development
Responsible for functional excellence of the Tata Steel Group global procurement function.
Leading a global team of senior strategic procurement professionals, reporting to the CPO. Developing and implementing the functional excellence roadmap: (1) benchmarking and strategy development for the procurement function (2) organizational design and governance, (3) all people capability aspects, (4) introduction and deployment of the procurement IT landscape, (5) custodian of all group policies standards and processes.
2006 - 2011
Manager Supplies Services
Responsible for a department of 30 (senior) buyers who purchase among others CAPEX projects and all installation & maintenance services for Tata Steel mainland Europe. The total annual purchase spend was over 500 million US$.
2005 - 2006
Sector manager maintenance contracts (budget 150 m€)
Responsible for a team of 5 strategic senior buyers and 2 junior buyers.
Main objectives were to identify and realize savings, ensure supply in line with negotiated contract conditions of all the Tata Steel business units in IJmuiden.
Deployed to the Global Supply Chain Management service line.
Responsible for delivery of procurement transformation projects and managing client accounts (i.e. US Steel, PWN, Canon, Ahold)
Participating in the Technical Leadership Program of General Electric Plastics Europe.
Certified Greenbelt Six Sigma
Held project lead roles in the logistics, sourcing and commercial services domain.
Tata Academy Leadership Program
Technical Management studies at the University of Twente. Technical major: Mechanical Engineering – 1998
VWO Erasmus College - 1991
HAVO Sancta Maria – 1990
HOBBIES and sports
Classic cars, family life
Tennis, running, skiing, sailing
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