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Emmanuel has developed a more than 25 Years’ experience in Supply Chain and Operations Management, as Manager, Director, Consultant and Transition Manager in 5 different countries and in various kinds of Industries.

After a MBA in HEC Liege he started his career in the Petroleum (Esso) and in the Beverage Industry (Interbrew) where he developed a strong Customer Service Orientation in the Sales Department of these 2 major companies.

After 5 years, in 1984, he joined the Pharmaceutical Industry as Production and Procurement Planner in the Beecham factory in Belgium (Heppignies). In this Plant he also developed his Supply Chain and People Management background by taking the responsibility of Warehouse and Distribution for Europe.

In 1990 after the merger between SmithKline and Beecham, he has accepted the Job of Planning Manager for the 4 SmithKline Beecham Plants in France.

During his 6 years experience in this country, he successfully led:

  • The Production Planning during a severe restructuring of SB Industrial Network, while maintaining an outstanding Customer Service.
  • The first implementation, in less than 6 months, of an ERP in the SB Corporation
  • The deployment of the World Class manufacturing and team Based Organization program (Simply Better Way) in the French industrial network.

In 1996 and 1997 he accepted 2 temporary missions, first in China then in Brazil, to lead locally the deployment of the Global Supply Chain standardization Program.

In 1998 he has decided to face a new challenge and moved in the Electronic Industry, as Operations Director of the Honeywell Plant in the North of France (Amiens). In this position he has experienced the management of a large group (130 people).

His major achievement with Honeywell was to succeed to bring down Working Capital to 1%. He has also developed a Wall to Wall Supply Chain network including Customers (OEM) and Contract Manufacturer.

In order to continue the enrichment of his experience in other kinds of Industries and cultures, Emmanuel has decided in 2000 to join a French Consulting group, Proconseil, as Senior Consultant in France and Brazil.

Within this company he has led various missions in Supply Chain and Lean Manufacturing in the Aircraft, Automotive, Food, and Steel Industry.

After 2 years, looking for more challenging assignments, Emmanuel started a career of Free Lance Consultant  in the Pharmaceutical Industry, where he successfully lead short term missions for key players in the Pharmaceutical Business (GlaxoSmithKline, Aventis Pasteur, Aventis Pharma, LFB (Laboratoire Français des Biotechnologies), Laboratoires Servier, Lonza,).

Since 2005 he started to work as Transition Manager for essentially two Companies, GlaxoSmithKline and UCB Pharma.EDR

UCB Pharma

Between 2005 and mid-2007, after having implemented in the UCB Belgian Site the main Supply Chain Processes (Sales & Operations Planning, MPS, MRP, Scheduling, Master Data Management), he led the SAP implementation project for the Supply Chain, before taking the direct management of the Planning team.

In 2008 Emmanuel has accepted a long term assignment in Ireland, in the Schwartz Pharma Plant, where he first took the role of Supply Chain Manager after a restructuring of the Department, before leading the SAP remodeling plan for the Planning and Distribution of Neupro, Fesoteridine and Nitrates.

In 2011 he went back to UCB to rebuild the Planning team and restore the Planning processes that were seriously affected during a restructuring phase of the Company.

In 2012 he was appointed as Project leader for the SAP implementation in the Clinical Supply Department.

Since 2013, after having fulfilled during 6 months, the Operational Role of Global Master Planner, he was involved in the development and in the implementation of a new Supply Chain Collaborative model between UCB and his most important  CMO, Aesica Ltd.

GlaxoSmithKline Biological

In 2009 and 2010 he performed 2 long term missions within the GSK group, in the Biologicals Division.

First, he managed the Planning and Procurement team during the SAP/APO and Global Operations project in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux  (France).

Then, he led the Master Production Schedule implementation project with SAP/APO for the Packaging site in Wavre (Belgium) and in Marietta (USA) in 2012.

End 2013 he started a new mission as project Leader for the implementation of a new Central Planning Team based in Belgium.

In 2014 he entered in the CMO world and started to Cooperate with Aesica Ltd in Monheim (Germany to reengineer their Supply Chain Planning processes and help them to achieve their Vision to become the preferred CMO for the “Big Pharma” (Pfizer, GSK, UCB,…).  In august this year he started a two year project for Pierre Fabre laboratórios do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro to completely restructure the Supply Chain for Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical Products in the country.

Business Expertise

Reading through the Resume of Emmanuel you will probably notice that Demand Management, Production & Capacity Planning, Master Data Management are his basic roots, helping him to succeed in a lot of Strategic and more Operational missions in the Supply Chain area.

Furthermore are Organization restructuring, Process Improvement, Value mapping, Kaizen, Team Based Organization, Change Models to implement and ERP (SAP) deployment.

As facilitator to solve business intelligence questions, was he many time successful. Emmanuel is analytical and able to assess situations and data, and from these communicate effective solutions.

Personality – Communication – ICT Skills

Emmanuel is an achievement focused manager with demonstrated resilience to pressure and adaptability to changing client and work needs.

People who worked with him always comment and characterize him for his high level of drive and energy, his positive thinking and his sense of humor, particularly effective in the Management of People and Projects in changing environments.

Professional Aspirations

As Transition Manager, Emmanuel is very flexible to accept challenges in more strategic positions as well as in purely operational functions.

Examples can be:

  • SAP/APO implementation or remodeling
    • SCM (Material and Capacity Planning, Procurement,…)
    • Sales and Distribution
    • Operations Management (Shop Floor Scheduling, Process Orders,…)
    • Master data (Data Base maintenance, Packaging Instructions & Regulatory standards)
  • Delivering Training (SAP, Lean, Supply Chain Management)
  • Temporary management of Supply Chain Teams
  • Driving Change Management programs (Kaizen, Lean Sigma)
  • CMO management


Nathalie Loicq ++32494578091, Myriam Juckler, (UCB Pharma Belgium) ++32494578006

Michel Lurquin (NCM Life Sciences-Mayenne France) ++33243000752

Maud Defer, Jean-Marc Massart, Eric Van Nuffel, Pierre Legast  (GSK Bio) ++3226562099

Personal slogan :If you don’t know your Future, invent it!”