Mentor: Han van den Elshout

Innovation & operations professional

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Personal offer

  • Support in the innovation process through a positive coaching approach and the use of a stage-gate approach.
  • Creation of a sound business model.

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The dynamics of innovation have always fascinated me, and my experience in managing a broad product portfolio in petfood and pet accessories have taught me to take an holistic approach on managing the innovation process. A profound understanding of the end user, together will a solid stage gate process involving all relevant stakeholders can make the innovation process a joyful ride.

Skills & expertise

  • Coaching: unlocking potential through a positive coaching style.
  • Innovation: expertise in developing category strategies based on idea generation, long term pipelines and lean principles.
  • Change management: experienced in setting-up new organizational
    structures, business models and related ways of working.
  • Financial and marketing management: with focus on FMCG.

Background

2017 Operations Manager: Record automatische deuren
2016 – 2017 Founder WeLovePets: exploration of innovative Petcare
platform and webshop
2013 – 2016 Product Platform Manager Snacks: Nestle Purina Petcare EMENA. Paris
2001 – 2013 Application Group Manager Care: Nestle Purina Petcare Europe. Zwijndrecht-Amsterdam
1997 – 2001 Projectmanager: Nestle Purina Petcare Europe. Zwijndrecht
1997 – 2001 Operations controller North Europe Spillers Petfood. Zwijndrecht
1994 – 1996 Division controller Benelux Quaker Oats. Zwijndrecht
1993 – 1994 Division controller Feed & Animal Products, BP Nutrition. Boxmeer

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