Interim Manager Operations

Interim Manager Operations

Work Experience

Operations / Project Management
Operational Manager with a technical background understanding the
business needs from an operational and commercial perspective.
Ability to respond flexible and adequate to escalations always trying to
resolve matters towards a win-win solution. Capable to bridge the gap
between the desired goals and the real life compromises.
Timely reporting to stakeholders assuring the scope and results meet
their expectations.
Involved people manager with hands-on attitude.

General Experience:
Change management:
High absenteeism, long lead time, quality issues?
I can assist with a clear process to change and achieve results.
Alignment of the employees with the company strategy closing the gap
by breaking it down to understandable steps. Implementing
tools and KPI’s to assist and support the organisation.
Transparent feedback of progress and results to the management.
Sustainable Channelled Change in Every Scale and Situation
(SUCCESS) Cardiff University

Project management:
Engineering: extensive experience with robust planning and execution of
engineering projects. Providing support and assistance to senior

Improvement and innovation: De-bottlenecking of the primary process through improvements in the process layout and optimised production planning. I have the experience and knowledge to analyse Order intake data with real life (production) output to establish factual data on bottlenecks. Based on these findings training, advanced planning and process changes realised significant savings and capacity increase.

Environmental and Permits: Competent in the field of safe and ethical operations and familiar with government inspections BRZO regime (COMAH) and risk management processes (HAZOP). Co-drafted two Safety reports for manufacturing sites.

Cost reduction/ re-structuring:
Operational Excellence and Lean results delivered with a structured approach for quality improvements, energy consumption, alternative packaging materials and a reduction in inventory costs.
Re-structuring and closure of several UK sites due to market changes. Establishing a closure plan to retain the nett revenues from sales and transfer manufacturing to other sites. Communicated and implemented redundancy plans and commitment bonus to the employees for hand-over and clean-up.

Coaching/Training/ Consulting:
Experience support, coaching and advice can be provided for shortfalls in staffing and


Chemical Engineer, Bachelor of Science, Heerlen, 1988

• Workshop “Negotiations skills”, Advanced Skills for Professional Negotiators (2014)
• Staying Lean (2013), Prof. Peter Hines Cardiff University, London
• Manufacturing Excellence Workshop, (2011 en 2013), London, Philadelphia
• Leading Successful Change, (2013) Workshop Mentor Group London
• ISO/TS 16949, (2002) Amelior Center for Excellence
• Safety for senior Executives, (2005) IOSH Capita Symonds
• Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, (2003) Amelior


• Plant and Operations management
• Financial and budget management
• HR management and Union negotiations
• Project management & Engineering
• Quality system; ISO TS 19649/ 9001, VDA Automotive and 8D
• Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen and Six Sigma (PDCA, Root Cause Analysis, FMEA, PPAP)
• Process Development; APQP and Taguchi DOE/ Design of experiments
• TPM / OEE/ Equipment Reliability


Good oral and written presentation in English and Dutch (mother tongue).
German: speaking excellent, writing fair/good.


Skilled user with advanced knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and Access.
Knowledge and experience of SQL, Microsoft Analytical servers and Essbase.
Extensive experience of MES systems such as Invensys, Wonderware HMI and JDEdwards.