Management Consultant / Interim Manager

Management Consultant / Interim Manager

Work Experience

Professional History

Mar 2003 – Now Strategy Consultant, Consulting

Sep 2000 – Oct 2001 Deloitte Consulting
Manager Strategy Consulting, Consumer Products & Retail Industry

May 1999 – June 2000 Ernst & Young Consulting,
Senior Consultant, Consumer Products & Retail Industry

April 1996 – March 1999 Cap Gemini Business Consulting, Consultant, Retail Industry

Oct 2001 -Nov 2002 - travelled around the world

Professional Highlights

Apr 2003 – Aug 2003 Several leading FMCG manufacturers - Promotion strategy
Role: strategy consultant
Patrick worked with several leading FMCG manufacturers to measure effectiveness of promotions, and based on the outcome of this research assess, and where necessary, redesign promotional strategy and tactics.

April 2001– July 2001 Leading Consumer Electronics Manufacturer –Global eBusiness Awareness Programme
Role: strategy consultant
The client needed a global eBusiness Awareness programme for senior management, tailored specifically to the company’s situation and competitive environment. Patrick was responsible for the needs-assessment, initial eBusiness opportunity assessment, and alignment with current strategy. Patrick also developed the commercial and supply chain modules for the programme.

Dec 2000 – March 2001 Leading FMCG Manufacturer – Visioning / Multi-Channel Strategy
Role: strategy consultant
Developed a vision of what the company’s business environment will be like within 3 to 5 years, to determine what needs to in place (business configuration, capabilities, supply chain configuration, asset utilisation, systems, etc.) for the company to remain competitive. The second phase of the project focused on the subject of multi-channel management. A high level strategy for entry in alternative channels was developed as well as a first cut business case (for Western Europe)

Sept 2000 – Dec 2000 Leading Tobacco Manufacturer – eBusiness strategy
Role: eBusiness strategy consultant
Development of the company’s global eBusiness strategy (marketing and sales, internal processes, and supply chain). A set of seven initiatives has been defined, focusing both growth and efficiencies. Patrick’s primary focus was on external analysis, strategy alignment and business case development.

Sept 2000 – Oct 2000 Leading Consumer Electronics Manufacturer – Leadership training
Role: strategy consultant
Custom development of leadership training for senior management. Focus areas for the training were strategic market oriented management and programme leadership.

April 2000 – May 2000 Manufacturer of construction materials – setting up retail operations
Role: Retail expert
To gain tighter control over the channel, and grow both sales and profit considerably, the client wanted to set up a chain of retail stores. The retail processes were defined, and synergies and gaps with current business were identified.

March 2000
IT Consulting Firm – strategic due diligence
Role: Retail expert
As part of their European expansion strategy the company was considering the acquisition of a Dutch manufacturer of software for the retail industry. An assessment was made of the manufacturer’s current and future position in the retail market and of the strategic fit with the client’s service portfolio and strategic intent.

Sept 1999 – Jan 2000
Leading FMCG Manufacturer – eBusiness strategy
Role: eBusiness strategy consultant, project leader
Development of the company’s eCommerce and channel strategy for the out of home markets. Main target was to obtain large, sustainable growth in these (up until that moment) underdeveloped markets, and obtain stronger overall control over distribution channels. Final deliverable was a portfolio of six highly innovative growth initiatives, as well as first cut implementation plans.

June 1999 – Sept 1999 Leading FMCG Manufacturer – ECR maturity benchmark
Role: ECR and retail expert
Performed an ECR maturity benchmark, in order to gain insight in the company’s current capabilities to actively start ECR pilots, and identify the most promising opportunities. As final deliverable a clear portfolio of improvement initiatives was developed.

May 1999 – August 1999 Software Manufacturer – Application assessment
Role: Retail expert
Overall functionality assessment and quality scan of a recently developed merchandise management system. Main focus areas of the assessment were competitiveness of the product and the extent to which the application supported category management.

Oct 1998 – Feb 1999 Food Retailer – Professionalise project management capabilities
Role: Project leader
Developed a programme to professionalise the organisation’s programme office and project management capabilities. Implementation of a customised project management tool.

Feb 1998 – July 1998 Leading Logistic Service Provider - Competitive strategy / Business plan development
Role: Manager programme office / strategy consultant
Developed the strategy to eliminate the large, structural losses the company faced in the segment of business to consumer parcel distribution. The solution was found in building an entirely new company for their B to C parcel distribution. Final deliverables were a business plan (including the new business operating model, logistic network design, marketing strategy, and organisational structure), a business case, an implementation plan and a study of the financial and social implications for the company as a whole.

Nov 1997 – Jan 1998 Wholesaler for Construction Materials – BPR / SAP roll out
Role: consultant business alignment
Roll out phase of a SAP enabled business process redesign. Main focus was on keeping the roll out phase aligned with business objectives and managing the organisational change.

April 1997 – Oct 1997 Consulting Firm
Role: Consultant
Building a new company for top-level interim management services. Patrick’s main responsibility was development and implementation of internal processes.

June 1996 – March 1997 Food Retailer
Several Roles
* Development and implementation of an integrated information system for electronic payment (chipper / chipknip). Role: Project leader
* Analysis of functional interfacing problems between a new store information system and existing central systems. Role: Analyst
* Implementation of a new store information system: Role: Team leader test & pilot

Other roles and responsibilities

Deloitte Consulting
* Member of the Unilever global account team
* Responsible for development of thought leadership on multi- channel management
* Responsible for development of commercial strategy service offerings
* Career development counsellor

Ernst & Young Consulting
* Accountmanager (Unilever Netherlands / Beiersdorf Netherlands)
* Responsible for development of strategic advisory services in the retail and consumer products sector
* Several articles on eBusiness and development of alternative channels in the FMCG industry
* Member of the E&Y eBusiness Steering Committee
Speaker on eBusiness Seminars

Cap Gemini Business Consulting
* Responsible for development of eBusiness service offerings for the retail industry


Educational background

04/96 - 10/01 Several company courses and trainings
07/95 - 08/95 Several business courses at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
11/94 - 06/95 Propedeutics business econometrics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
10/91 - 10/94 Master’s degree in theoretical physics, majoring in theoretical high energy physics at the University of Leiden
09/89 - 10/91 Propedeutics physics with optional course astrophysics at the University of Leiden.
09/83 - 06/89 Gymnasium B at the Erasmiaans Gymnasium in Rotterdam.


Key Knowledge
* Retail and Consumer Products Industry
* Commercial and Competitive Strategy
* Channel management
* eBusiness
* Efficient Consumer Response
* Business Planning

Key Skills
* Project and Programme Management
* Business Development
* Flexibility
* Communication skills
* Counselling
* Leadership and People Management


Languages Verbal Written
Dutch native native
English excellent excellent
French fair fair
German fair fair
Spanish conversational


October 2001 – November 2002 Travelled around the world