Project Description

Michiel Gerretzen

Profile

Michiel Gerretzen received his Master’s Degree (1986) from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Information Science in the Netherlands.

He has more than 30 years of international experience in strategic sourcing, procurement and supply chain management at divisional and corporate level with Philips (Electronics), Avery Dennison, and Flint Group, and as an independent business consultant and interim manager. Related areas of expertise are strategy development & execution, global business transformation and process optimization, change management and team coaching. He was based in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands and held various global leadership positions.

Michiel Gerretzen established an international distribution center for lighting products in Poland (1995), and established a procurement organization for indirect materials & services for Central & Eastern Europe with offices in Warsaw, Vienna and Hamburg (2002) for Philips. He designed and implemented a new global strategic sourcing organization for one of the divisions in Avery Dennison, which became the blue print for the future global corporate procurement organization (2007). As an executive sponsor, he co-led the integration of the global procurement organizations into a Global Procurement group, accountable for managing the procurement of direct and indirect materials, goods and services worth over $ 3B (2010). He received the Avery Dennison Leadership Excellence Award for “Excellence in Execution,”, and was promoted to Vice President Procurement (2010). Michiel was appointed Global VP Procurement Indirect Materials & Services (including Logistics) at Flint Group (2015). He was entrusted with establishing a global Procurement organization and led a major business transformation in the area of IM&S Procurement and Logistics in Flint Group (2018).

Since October 2019, Michiel Gerretzen is leading a global procurement excellence and business transformation program at Akzo Nobel.

Michiel Gerretzen is a certified change manager (Prosci®) and experienced quality auditor.

PERSONAL SKILLS
Decisive
Results-driven
Creative problem-solver
Analytical
Strategic thinker
Entrepreneurial
Financial acumen
Inspiring others
LANGUAGES

Dutch (native)
English, German (fluent)
French (intermediate)

CONNECT
To experts overview

Employment History

2012 – current
Gerretzen Consultancy B.V.
Owner
2019 – 2020
AkzoNobel
Program Manager Procurement Excellence
2015 – 2019
Flint Group
Global Vice-President Procurement Indirect Materials & Services and Logistics
2014 – 2015
Stage Entertainment International
Interim International Procurement Director
2012 – 2013
Dutch trading company IDA (International Dispensary Association)
Consultancy Assignment
2010 – 2012
Avery Dennison
Vice-President Procurement Europe
2009 – 2010
Avery Dennison
Senior Director Global Procurement
2004 – 2008
Avery Dennison
Director Procurement
1999 – 2004
Philips Polska Sp.z.o.o
Director NPR Procurement
1997 – 1999
Philips Lighting
Purchasing Manager
1993 – 1997
Philips Lighting Poland S.A.
Logistics & Purchasing Manager
1991 – 1993
Philips Lighting
Logistics & Purchasing Manager
1989 – 1991
Philips Licht GmbH
Logistics Manager
1986 – 1988
Philips Semiconductors
Planner

Education

1986
Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
Master of Science – in Mathematics
Department of Mathematics & Information Science
(Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Computing Science)

Certificates & Awards

2009

Avery Dennison Leadership Excellence Award 2009 for Excellence in Execution

2018

Flint Group
Effective Vital Action Leadership
Ability to Execute

2012

In House training
Project Management Training PRINCE2

2010
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
Leading for Growth, Exec. Leadership Dev. Prog.
2004 – 2010
Avery Dennison
Various senior leadership management training courses
2008
Prosci
Change Management Certification Program – Certified Change Manager
2001
Miller Heiman
Account & Sales Management
2001
Philips
E-business foundation course
1998
Jimmy Anklesaria
Strategic Cost Management
2008
Management Centre Europe
The Management Course for the Experienced Manager
1997
Incontext
Negotiation Course
1996
Philips
Auditor ISO 9000, Lead Auditor Philips Quality Award
Marketing Advanced Course
1993
Philips
International Management Course for High Potentials
1991
De Baak Management Training Centre
Financial and Economical Control
1987
APICS
APICS CPIM certification program