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Patrick D.

 Heverlee | Belgium


I am a multi-skilled entrepreneurial leader, a structured people manager, able to develop initiatives in the best way. I accompany clients in ensuring the success of strategic business transformations by managing Change and its People & Organization implications. I am geared at achieving sustainable results with our clients and therefore I hold a variety of managementroles. I like to connect towards new developments in the market, commercial networking, initiating new innovation initiatives, connecting colleagues in an international setting. I like to rewrite the very DNA of the organizational culture to be more efficient and collaborative and accountable.

My attitude is based on initiative, ownership, commitment, dialogue, integrity, respect and trust. For the long run. Underpromise and overdeliver. Always one step ahead.

To contribute effectively to such type of interventions I rely on a broad number of areas amongst: managing change, organization design, leadership development, workforce planning & transition, group coaching, organization development, talent & performance management, managing resistance, knowledge management, communication campaigns, …

  • I have passion and experience in guiding organizations through major transformations & realizing sustainable change.
  • I act as an inspiring figure of strength and can easily create trust.
  • I am a perceptive team player with excellent communication skills (both in speaking and in writing).
  • I am able to break down issues efficiently and enjoy developing solutions in any context (subject matter of people-related).
  • I take pride in developing my talent and coach others in growing their potential
  • I have 20 years plus relevant experience in strategic and operational management roles in several B2B and B2C markets
  • I am fluent in Dutch, French,English and German. And I am very mobile.
  • I am a sales and customer-service oriented turnaround manager.
  • I am a thoroughbred people-manager delivering creative and innovative changes.
  • I am a hands-on problem solver with a high rate of achievement and an appetite for new challenges
  • experienced in steering dealers and direct sales channels.
  • I have a solid track in business development and value selling.
  • a professional in customer prospection and able to turn leads into contracts.
  • Strong in communication and have convincing presentation skills.
  • able to convince several audiences and I am by nature persistent.
  • a leader and coach who can leverage the skills of my team to top results.
  • accountability is one of my key assets
  • able to see the bigger picture, project holistic view.
  • Structured and detail-conscious, without losing sight of the big picture
  • Can-do attitude: does not fear to go the extra mile
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of hierarchy
  • Underpromise and overdeliver.
  • I am a born organizer; I combine my love to work independently with structured reporting



Local Sales Office
Small & Medium Enterprise
Business Process Reengineering
Company Take Over
Joint Ventures
Mergers & Acquisitions
Reorganisation of Department
Review of Procedures
Set Up Department
Set Up New Entity
Set Up Shared Service Center (SSC)
Start Up


Coordination Center
Public Limited Company
Shared Service Center





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Machinery & Equipment


Construction & Real Estate

Electronics / Electricity



Information Technology

Transport / Logistics

Apparel & Fashion

Tourism & Leisure

Banking & Insurance




Business Development Director
Operational for these companies: - SBH Coaching Academy -Veiling Haspengouw, CCO, fruit cooperative, export - Attentia, Director Large Enterprises, HR Services -Groupe Alliance, Business Development Director -BMW Van Avondt, Operational Director -Ingram Micro-Sales Director -ISPC Export Director
Managing Director
Small Domestic Appliances+Cookware (worldleader)B2C & B2B (Jamie Oliver) • 62 Mio € TO ; 77 people ;5 brands Seb-Tefal-Calor-Rowenta-Krups • Result 2005/2006 : Oper. Margin of 14,8% =+1,2% point (= record)
Division Director
Major Domestic appliances B2C & B2B Professional appliances • Responsible for commercial results of all brands of the subsidiary (Bosch-Siemens-Neff-Gaggenau) + own Bosch-outlet stores in Benelux (more than 6 years of Retail experience ) • My Turbo 2000-GrowthPlan Bosch / Neff resulted in + 49 % ma
Sales Manager
• Responsible for commercial results of all brands of the subsidiary (Whirlpool-Bauknecht-Ignis). B2B-responsibility to profess.clients.
Marketing Manager
Leisure Wear - Fashion • Head Trade & Consumer Marketing • 2 ½ years Retail experience : Head of 14 Shop-in-Shops at Inno
Product Manager


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