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Paul V.

 Gent | Belgium


* >20 years of expertise in global sourcing, near-shore, offshore, far-shore outsourcing, 3rd party subcontracting.
* >16 years of expertise in vendor and supplier management, software factory management and managed services.
* >20 years of delivering professional and strategic management advice, guidance, training, coaching and support on starting up external sourcing or optimizing global (out)sourcing as a senior management consultant, interim manager, change and transformation manager, improvement manager, business process manager, process improvement manager, site manager, 3rd party manager, subcontract manager, supplier manager, delivery manager, programme or project manager, (outsourced) IT services manager, (outsourced) IT development manager.
* Experience with South-East Asia (including China, India, Japan, Philippines, and Indonesia), USA, Canada, North Africa (Morocco, Egypt, Jordan) and almost every European (EU) country.
* Worked with and advised large companies in various industries (electronics, consumer electronics, IT, telecom, ISP, ASP, finance, banking, publisher, medical equipment, public sector) including BNP Paribas Fortis, Barco, Alcatel-Lucent, Unisys, Philips, MCI WorldCom, Agfa-Gevaert, Altran Europe, Telenet, Wolters Kluwer, Belgacom, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, TechMahindra, Aricent, MindTree as management consultant, interim manager, change manager, subject matter expert on outsourcing, sourcing contract manager, or senior programme & project manager.
* Improves and optimizes the performance of large teams in a multi-site, multi-national and multi-cultural setting in terms of collaboration, delivery, performance, throughput, quality and cost.
* Sets up and manages subsidiaries, departments, partners, vendors, suppliers, subcontractors in multi-national and virtual teams.
* Combines a pro-active, hands-on, result-oriented approach with excellent communication skills, inter-cultural understanding and communication, flexibility, team spirit and a high level of commitment.
* Speaks 3 languages (English, Dutch, French) fluently, is able to express himself in German and Chinese (Mandarin), and has notions of Italian and Spanish.



Coordination Center
Shared Service Center
Small & Medium Enterprise
Business Process Reengineering
Joint Ventures
Reorganisation of Department
Review of Procedures
Set Up Department
Set Up New Entity
Set Up Shared Service Center (SSC)
Start Up
Work in Progress (WIP)





Mother tongue





Information Technology

Audit & Consulting


(Offshore) Software Factory manager
Setting up and managing the offshore software factory for a large (25M€) project for the public sector. Defining the processes for a successful cooperation across borders and cultures. Managing the virtual team with both onsite and offshore members.
Department head product development, competence & 3rd party manager
Managing the software development department of the DSL Access Network Division, over 4 locations: Belgium, China, India and Canada. 3rd party subcontract manager for offshore software development (Aricent, MindTree, Wipro) and hardware suppliers (Broadcom, ...). Structuring the teams.


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