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Nicolas Bègue

Procurement, SCM & Project Management Consultant

Can work in or around Wavre, Liège, Mons, Valenciennes, Lille, Reims

  • 50.7162
  • 4.60845
  • Suggested rate €750 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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This freelancer will be available again on 10/3/2022

Until 10/3/2022

Propose a project The project will begin once you accept Nicolas's quote.

Location and workplace preferences

Location
Wavre, Belgique
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Wavre and 50km
  • Liège
  • Mons
  • Around Valenciennes and 50km
  • Around Lille and 50km
  • Around Reims and 50km

Preferences

Project length
Would prefer:
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Would prefer to avoid:
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months

Verifications

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Verified email

Languages

  • French

    Native or bilingual

  • English

    Fluent

  • German

    Fluent

  • Dutch

    Conversational

Categories

Skills (7)

Nicolas in a few words

Pragmatic, enthusiastic & out-of-the box consultant, combining a specialization in purchasing with a supply chain, project management & lean background.

Expertise in category management, strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contracting, negotiation, procurement operating & organization models, process improvement & value engineering.
Optimized a wide range of spend categories, essentially in the indirect field, by providing bottom-line results through cost reduction & added-value creation.
Good knowledge of Project Management, Lean & Supply Chin principles applied throughout various projects at clients to enhance my added value for the customer & maximize its return on investment.

Experience throughout the pharmaceutical, banking & insurance, railway, chemicals, automotive, utilities & construction industry.

Experience

NJFB Advisory

Consulting & Audits

Freelance Consultant

Brussels, Belgium

February 2020 - Today (2 years2 years and 6 months)

Project Management Office / ENECO - Energy industry in Waver, Belgium / 2020-today
- Scope: development of a greenfield CCGT power plant project (+500 Mio€)
- Delivery: development & coordination of project governance, project planning, risk management, budget controlling, stakeholder management, documentation management, corporate reporting & support to due diligence
- Approach: pragmatic & agile implementation of Prince2 principles & best practices out of past experiences
Project Management Consulting Supply Chain Logistics Lean Management Transformation Target Operating Model Supplier Management Business Process Optimization

Kronos Group

Consulting & Audits

Principal Consultant

Brussels, Belgium

September 2015 - January 2020 (4 years4 years and 4 months)

Strategic Sourcing Management / UCB - Pharmaceutical industry in Brussels, Belgium - 2019
- Focus: Global Logistics (40Mio€) & Professional Services (15Mio€)
- Delivery: Renegotiation of 9 frame agreements in 5 months
- Achievements: 1Mio€ savings in 5 months
- Approach: Fast onboarding, project management (action list, risk assessment, stakeholder mapping & documentation management) & delivery of tangible results

Procurement Project Management / PLASTIC OMNIUM - Automotive industry in Brussels, Belgium - 2019
- Focus: Facility Management & CAPEX (15Mio€) for the new R&D site
- Delivery: 100% OTIF with regards to project deadlines
- Achievements: 10% savings on project budgets
- Approach: Project management (governance, action, list, risk assessment, budget reporting & documentation management), tough negotiations with suppliers on price & service delivery and implementation of service agreements including after-sales services

Procurement Training / ETEX - Construction industry in France & Belgium - 2018
- Focus: Development & delivery of Procurement trainings
- Delivery: 5 training full training programs, incl. business cases
- Approach: Pragmatism towards training delivery

Lecturer / Louvain School of Management in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium – 2017/2018
- Focus: Development & delivery of Procurement courses
- Delivery: Business case development, business case lecture & student case evaluation
- Approach: Pragmatism towards course delivery

Procurement Project Management / GSK VACCINES - Pharmaceutical industry in Waver, Belgium - 2017/2018
- Focus: Global Logistics (35Mio€) & support of the Vaccines Distribution operating model review
- Delivery: Set-up of a global business case to challenge the global corporate operating model
- Achievements: Market analysis, RFP, contract negotiation & 3% savings vs an increasing market
- Approach: Project management (governance, action, list, risk assessment & documentation management), full internal/external analysis & clear scenario setup for decision making

Procurement Project Management / AXA BELGIUM - Banking & insurance industry in Brussels, Belgium - 2015/2017
- Focus: Facility Management (30Mio€) for the new headquarter building
- Delivery: 100% OTIF with regards to project deadlines
- Achievements: 45% savings on project budgets
- Approach: Project management (governance, action, list, risk assessment, budget reporting & documentation management) & direct delivery of tangible results
Consulting Training Project Management Procurement Negotiation SRM Supply Chain Logistics Sourcing Contract Management Operating Model Review 4PL Facilities CAPEX

Intys Consulting

Consulting & Audits

Consultant

Brussels, Belgium

November 2012 - September 2015 (2 years2 years and 10 months)

Procurement Project Management / ALSTOM TRANSPORT - Railway industry in Charleroi, Belgium - 2015
- Focus: Procurement Operating Model review for the after-sales entity
- Delivery: As-is analysis to identify gaps & optimization potential and hands-on recommendations to Management for decision making
- Achievements: Implementation of a Life Cycle approach to merge project & after-sales negotiations leading to optimized lead times, implemented security stocks of key spare parts at suppliers & reduced after-sales budgets for spare parts
- Approach: Project management (governance, action, list, risk assessment, budget reporting & documentation management), hands-on recommendation portfolio & tangible optimizations

Category Management / BASF - Chemical industry in Antwerp, Belgium - 2014
- Focus: CAPEX (valves & piping material) / 25Mio€
- Delivery: Category analysis, category strategy review, definition of sourcing strategies, negotiations, RFP processes & supplier management
- Achievements: 5% savings, supplier performance improvement plans & 1,2Mio€ claims refunded
- Approach: Fast onboarding, project management (action list, risk assessment, stakeholder mapping & documentation management) & delivery of tangible results

Procurement Project Management / GSK VACCINES - Pharmaceutical industry in Waver, Belgium - 2013
- Focus: Professional services (20Mio€) & implementation of a new purchasing process
- Delivery: Spend analysis, category strategy review, vendor market analysis, sourcing strategy definition & RFP, contract negotiations & supplier portfolio optimization
- Achievements: Supplier reduction (30+ to 5), frame agreements implementation, purchase process implementation & user training
- Approach: Project management (governance, planning & coordination, risk assessment, stakeholder mapping, change management & communication

Corporate projects / Intys Consulting in Brussels, Belgium - 2012/2015
- APICS CSCP training development & delivery - 2015
- Lean diagnosis tool development - 2014
- Purchasing practice implementation - 2012/2013
Consulting Procurement Project Management Sourcing Contract Management Target operating model CAPEX After sales MRO Supplier Management

J&M Management Consulting

Consulting & Audits

Management Consultant

Mannheim, Germany

October 2011 - October 2012 (1 year1 year)

Project Management Office / TRAC-X - Utilities industry in Leipzig, Germany - 2012
- Focus: Coordination of the creation of a European gas exchange platform
- Delivery: Project planning, stakeholder mapping, work stream coordination & risk assessments
- Achievements: 100% OTIF with regards to project deadlines
- Approach: Pragmatic project management & intercultural coordination

Inventory Optimization / BASF TRADING COMPANY - Chemical industry in Cologne, Germany - 2012
- Focus: Analysis of the stock levels & material flows to recommend optimization potentials
- Delivery: Process mapping & optimization workshops, material flow & stock analysis
- Achievements: SI&OP process implementation to optimize inventory levels & communication channels
- Approach: Brown paper sessions to maximize stakeholder inputs & gain full process visibility

SAP Implementation / KLEINER - Automotive industry in Mannheim, Germany - 2011
- Focus: Review of client procurement processes & implementation of SAP MM
- Delivery: Process mapping & optimization and customization of SAP MM module
- Achievements: 100% OTIF with regards to project deadlines
- Approach: Brown paper sessions to maximize stakeholder inputs & gain full process visibility
Management Consulting Supply Chain Project Management PMO Inventory Management SI&OP process Business Process Optimization SAP MM Transformation

Ayming

Consulting & Audits

Consultant

Paris, France

September 2010 - September 2011 (1 year1 year)

- Focus: Telecom & printing purchases / 50Mio€ optimized at clients
- Delivery: Indirect purchasing expenses analysis, sourcing strategy definition, negotiation & RFP and contract negotiations, SLA optimization & implementation
- Achievement: Full spend visibility for customers, 15 to 30% savings & optimized frame agreements
- Approach: Project management (action list, risk assessment, stakeholder mapping & documentation management)
Consulting Procurement Sourcing Contract Management Negotiation SLA KPI Spend optimization Service optimization Supplier Management No cure no pay

Bouygues Construction

Civil Engineering

Purchasing Specialist

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

July 2009 - June 2010 (11 months)

- Focus:Construction materials (10Mio€) for building sites
- Delivery: Category strategy definition for aggregates, incl. ecological alternatives, sourcing strategy definition & tender processes, contract negotiation for laboratory material & iron buffers and strategic sourcing for building sites
- Achievements: 100% OTIF on building site deadlines & 10-25% savings on budgets
- Approach: Project management (action list, risk assessment, stakeholder mapping & documentation management)
Procurement Sourcing Project Management Construction sites Contract Management Performance Management KPIs SLAs SRM

Education

Certifications