I grew up in a straightforward environment in the northern part of the country. At home we always thought to keep on reasoning from a pragmatic global perspective and focus first on the right decision making, before going into details.
I have worked at different international architecture- and consultancy firms, of which for a long period in Germany and Brussels as a program- and project manager.
In my career I was able to work on highly challenging projects, in particular within the innovative architecture-, mobility- and retail sector. I believe it is always a great challenge to have different disciplines work together successfully and focus on an innovation mindset, this can only happen when there is structure and shared values. Focus on Lean Six Sigma design & engineering and effective flow of information.
Currently I am working as a Senior Project Manager at Facta bouwmanagement on projects for ASML and IKEA.
As a manager I believe it is important to facilitate the right environment, to take ownership and to never let go on core principles. Part of the job is to motivate the team & stakeholders in reaching higher standards and improve knowledge by actively challenging them in keeping a birdseye view.
Believing in trust, honesty, transparency, curiosity and team focus, combining strength & knowledge and fact based decision making. Working with different cultures and ideas, focussing on shared values and ethics. Knowledge sharing and innovation mindset is key, in order to make the right decisions and to be able to improve ourselves.
Strategy and set-up
Controls and performance
Cost and commercial management
Digital solutions and pilot projects
Automotive and mobility
Technology and manufacturing
Culture and heritage
Design & Engineering
Concept and design development
Architecture and renovation projects
Interior & fast pace retail
Design and build services
"Continious improvement of techniques, processes and creativity to maintain and improve customer satisfaction"
Toyota Motor Europe
Brussels, 09/2016 – 12/2018
Programme manager Network Development commissioned by Toyota Motor Europe
Realized target completion of the Pan-European Retail Concept Rollout (Physical-Human-Digital) with over 2020 Toyota Retailers completed in 28 regions
Structural increased the pace of execution, improved financial performance, out-negotiated agreements and reduced spending
Developed quantitative budget analysis, set-up cost reduction proposals, target based forecasts, progress reporting, review of critical markets, dashboards, training materials for different stakeholders
Launched an online claiming program, reduced 40% time needed to process claims by focusing on the key requirements and training local network development managers
Other activities include the development of VR and AR pilots, Toyota Touch and Feel program (seat fabrics of the 2019 Toyota vehicles
Herzogenaurach, 03/2016 - 06-2016
Interim Senior Project Manager Store Development
Hired specifically to develop the strategic set-up of a retrofit program that focusses on sustainable solutions within the European adidas stores in 25 regions in Europe.
Ensuring that all retail projects within the program will be delivered on time, to agreed budget, quality, and scope of works
Managed to Increase the profitability of the program and mitigated the risks by managing the investments per region and developed different management tools, such as dashboards, forecasts, schedules, processes, checklists
Automotive Cooperate Architecture
Düsseldorf, 2013 - 2015
Designer / Projectleader
Concept development of corporate architecture, automotive and retail projects within Germany
Responsible for design, advisory, feasibility studies and engineering
Specials include the concept development of a ‘used cars’ park strategy and car pavilions