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I am a cost manager- in the equation of profit = turn-over minus cost, I feel responsible for cost.
I am a supply chain, operations and procurement manager with 15 years of management experience, a specialist in paper production and paper coating as well as converting of substrates and textiles. Experience with managing teams over 100 people. A result driven manager with strong team working, interpersonal and negotiation skills. Multi-lingual and multi-cultural experience in production environments and in strategic purchasing. A proven track record of:
generating best quality and output growth with sustainable improvement programs
- driving operational excellence by introducing state-of-the-art operating principles and organisational design changes
optimising cost structure and profit through strategic purchasing and supplier selection
I live in Switzerland in Canton Fribourg and have two nationalities: Dutch and since 2008 the Swiss nationality. Until 2000 I lived in the Netherlands and then emigrated to Switzerland to start a family and started my career in Switzerland in a paper mill in Zurich. Just 1.5 years after that I was offered the possibility to take up a role in the executive management of a coating company in Bern. Here skills in general business issues and specifically in (strategic) purchasing and supply chain were developed.
At the moment I am a Chief Operation Officer and Supply Chain Manager working for workfashion.com in Canton Zug, responsible for the supply chain of safety clothes, work wear and corporate wear.