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I have spent 36 years of my career at United Biscuits (www.unitedbiscuits.com), with their leading UK brands: Mc-Vities and Jacob's (biscuits) KP and Mc Coys (snacks).
Plus Verkade, Delacre and BN on the Continent.
During these 36 years I always had senior roles within Procurement & Operations.

I was a key member of the UB acquisition Team integrating new businesses and identifying and exploiting the synergies within the UB Procurement organisation.
Global Sourcing has been one of my main activities & priorities, not only introducing new regions but also developing and supporting suppliers until they had achieved UB approval.
Managing successfully co-packing projects Worldwide is one of my best experiences.
Out-sourcing all the indirect buying for the UB Continental sites was one of my main projects.
I was strongly involved in CBR (Cost Base Reduction) projects within UB, analysing the cost of the complete supply chain and challenging suppliers to support these initiatives.
This resulted in considerable total cost savings.
Now I have decided to embrace a new professional challenge. I have created my own business. As of now I am offering procurement services in the broadest sense.
My extensive experience allows me to provide strategic and tactical support for a variety of businesses and project implementations.
I am also ready to provide hands-on support for an interim period in, or outside, Europe.
Over the years I have developed a global network of key contacts. I consider myself as a team player, and I am multi-lingual, speaking fluent Dutch, English, and French & German.
I am confident that I have the necessary qualifications to fill your role.

Ignace Verstraeten

Igance Verstraeten