Optimization of two production units XRF en XRD following lean principles
Production management, operations management, project management, leadership, lean, 5s, individual coaching, change management, team coaching
Customer statement by Els ten Cate, HRM Manager Panalytical Jurgen is indeed a warm hearted person with much knowledge of simplifying manufacturing processes by engaging employees to step out of their comfort zone to make the difference. While working with him, I was impressed by his power to asses every individual as well as the processes instantly. In addition, he has a direct way of communicating, but keeps it very respectful. A real pleasure to work with!
Closing down of a factory as a consequence of a production change in a Chinese facility
Production management, warehouse management, KPI’s, outplacement, talent management
A very interesting period with record efficiency, again a profitable factory, cost savings of €100K and a 100% realized production planning. Also the transition planning was followed in full while the departing employees maintained their motivation until the very last day.
Customer statement by Johan Borren, Alg. Directeur Berg Jürgen has been responsible for a controlled closing of the BERG Toys factory in Wekerom. He has done this very successfully. Although personnel knew the factory would be closing December 2014, he was able to keep the personnel in a positive mood and therefore production efficiency & output was on a good level the full year.
Jürgen is an experienced change manager with a broad set of competencies and tools to develop teams and individuals.
Jürgen: it was a pleasure working with you!
06/2015 – 10/2016
Strategic purchase and search for a new OEM bicycle producer for the Dutch bicycle brand Cortina.
Global tender, supplier selection, contract negotiations, process implementation.
11/2012 – 01/2014
Designing and giving structure to the bicycle organization for the Dutch bicycle brands Cortina and Alpina.
S&OP, new product implementation, elevating the level of professionalism with partners and suppliers, leadership training program, talent management.
Customer statement by Chris Kruitbosch, Managing Director Kruitbosch Zwolle B.V. What makes Jürgen’s way of working special is that he is from one site very result driven and straight regarding processes and timelines. From the other side he has a very good eye for the human beings and their individual talents. Because of his unique ability to touch the core almost immediately he moves very fast. In our company he enriched us in an inspirational way by building a new department with a very stable basement to continue our growth on.
ERP project manager integration retail
Topics: Problem analyses, process definitions, blue prints, KPI’s, change management, team-building, project management, management of ICT supplier.
Content: Sales & forecasting, slicing & packaging, ripening, purchase, transport, field returns, master data, S&OP
Customer statement Bert Blokzijl, SC Director DOC Kaas Jürgen has got the talent to connect with people and teams and to let these people and teams freely discover and develop their talents. Further, Jürgen knows how to make a solid connection between the process that needs to be changed and the people who need to create that change. He allows people to formulate their own interim goals, schedules, and activities, while adhering to a clearly defined overall goal. Concerning our project, this approach has allowed us to develop our change processes within the established schedule, and we have formed a team that is ready for further steps toward development and growth. Therefore, I can absolutely endorse Jürgen for any change or development program!
09/2012 – 07/2013 Interim production manager
5s, process management, team-building, reorganization, lean, cost reduction, personal coaching, talent management
09/2011-07/2012 Change manager
Project leader for 3 work streams (change projects)
1. Elevating leadership capabilities among all managers
2. Optimization of production (30% cost reduction, introduction of lean principles, 5S)
3. Development of an entirely new product generation
Customer statement by Andre Hameete, Director Merford Noise Control B.V. & Merford Special Doors B.V. Jürgen is both a straightforward, no nonsense interim manager and a very good consultant. Within an extremely short period of time he had identified the weak points within my organization and knew exactly how to turn them into strengths. Most consultants stop here, but not Jürgen, he also managed the change within the organization to my full satisfaction. I highly recommend him!
Operational Manager Bikes
E-bike project, test equipment development, dealer service, new product introduction, project leader for whole collection of 2012, organizational development, talent management.
Customer statement by Jan de Jong, Director Multicycle B.V. Working with Jürgen is a lot of fun! He knows exactly how the bicycle industry works. He is able to push through a process to cost effectiveness, within defined timelines, using simple methods and tools. His remarkable skills bring the absolute best out of people. Jürgen is a very reliable and accurate man who works quickly and efficiently. Working together we learned a lot from Jürgen and we hope to hire him again for our next special project. He is definitely worth the money!
Hiring, promoting, dismissing, assessment, rewarding, decision making, budgeting, identification of targets, focus, one-on-one dialogue, innovation, leading and following, managing change, pressure management, negotiating, entrepreneurship, teaching, org. chart, presenting, product management, project management, reporting, team-building, time management, meeting, work life balance, self-reflection.
Customer statement by Alice Spijker, manager welding department, Aebi Schmidt B.V. Jürgen is a strong coach with a kind nature. He has taught me to stay in touch with my talent, even when it gets difficult on the shop floor. Over the period of eight months he challenged me not to walk the easy way, but to walk the right way. He is forceful but loving, demanding but patient. He knows exactly what a manager needs and I would definitely choose to employ him again.