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Freek B.

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Industry: Chemicals
  • Netherlands, Utrecht, Utrecht
  • Overview

    Executive with experience in global procurement, supply-chain, operations and marketing for leading industrial and service companies like e.g. BASF, Air Products, Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Procter & Gamble, Bilfinger, Bayer Healthcare, etc. - Experienced with managing complex projects dealing with implementing major strategic operations, service strategies and supply chain initiatives with high visibility for major, public and privately owned, multi-national clients - Hands-on experience with change management and the sustainable implementation of continuous improvement (incl. lean) processes - Broad procurement experience, e.g. with identification and utilization of global synergies, centralization and optimization of organization and processes, procurement strategy development, and value creation through collaborative procurement approaches - Marketing and general management experience in competitive b2b markets with excellent business performance


Total Years of Experience :

29 Year(s) Old

Total Years of Experience as a freelancer :

2 Year(s) Old

Total Years of Experience in Procurement :

10 Year(s) Old

Languages you speak with Professional working proficiency level :

Dutch - English - German

Countries you can cover :

Austria - Belgium - Switzerland - Germany - United Kingdom - Netherlands

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
  • Advisory Services 12 year(s)
    • Strategic Sourcing (High)
  • Medical Degree1980-08-01 to 1988-04-01

    University of Groningen

  • MBA1988-09-01 to 1990-05-01

    Business Administration
    Rotterdam School of Management

Past Experiences
  • Procter & Gamble | Consumer Goods

    1991-03-01 To 1993-06-01

    European procurement manager

    Responsibility for the raw material purchases for the European fruit juice business. Introduced hedging tool that smoothened raw material fluctuations. Total annual purchasing responsibility: ± US$ 75MM

  • ISO Nordglas GmbH | Building Materials

    1993-08-01 To 1994-12-01

    Managing director

    Managed, restructured and ultimately sold this two-year-old start-up in the building industry (double glazing)

  • Dicke & Wicharz Managementberatung GmbH | Consulting

    1995-01-01 To 1998-05-01

    Project Manager

    Management of diverse client teams for various consulting projects for companies like Bayer, Hoechst, SGL Carbon, etc.

  • Theron Business Consulting GmbH | Management Consulting

    1998-05-01 To 1999-10-01

    Senior Engagement manager

    Managed consulting projects and led multifunctional client teams consisting of mid-to-senior managers and management consultants for Bayer Healthcare and Animal Health

  • Air Products & Chemicals | Chemicals

    1999-10-01 To 2008-05-01

    European Procurement Manager

    Purchasing responsibility (annual purchasing value > 80 MM €) for German polymer dispersions joint-venture (raw materials, MRO and NPR goods) and Dutch office operations. Assessed situation (make-or-buy) and developed a creative sourcing strategy for the company's major petrochemical raw material (value >> 150 MM €). Procurement team lead for SAP implementation

  • CB richard Ellis | Facilities Services

    2008-06-01 To 2008-12-01

    Procurement Manager a.i.

    Executed purchasing due diligence for several European countries for the outsourced global facility management contract for Nokia-Siemens-Network, setup procurement function and integrated relevant purchasing activities into the CBRE organization. Exceeded savings targets (i.e. >10%) for selected facility services

  • 3con Management Consultants GmbH | Management Consulting

    2009-01-01 To 2017-05-01


    Responsible for project acquisition, key-account management and delivery. Boutique with ca. 30 consultants. Focus on cost-oriented strategic Operations initiatives in the chemicals industry. Executed various projects in Germany, USA, and Switzerland

  • Flowserve | Business Supplies and Equipment

    2018-01-01 To 2018-12-01

    Transition and restructuring manager a.i.

    Management of production transfer (turnover > 60m €), backlog production, employee-related issues (e.g. works council), and setup of satellite support organization. Definition of processes, roles, and responsibilities for cooperation with the Italian manufacturing plant after transfer of production thereto. Support for the merger and concentration of remaining after-market activities. Coaching and replacement of management during transition

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