Fall 2011

Summer has not been that wonderful in Belgium this year, but we are all looking forward to those splendid end of summer days. Although macroeconomics might include some serious warnings, we believe that it creates at the same time large opportunities and accelerators for Procurement and Supply Chain Management professionals. By looking at your challenges within our fields of expertise we help you to find the optimal solutions and to safeguard your bottom line profit.

Over the last year PROGRESSIO has evolved into a company with 25 dedicated consultants who are mainly active in Belgium. However, we also have reference projects in the Nordics, Eastern Europe, Luxemburg, The Netherlands and even Tanzania.

Recruitment & Competence Development

To be ahead the game, PROGRESSIO invested in the development of a specialized Competence Development Assessment Centre. In collaboration with our partner SHL, we developed a unique way of combining maturity and structuring models in Procurement with competence assessments and group dynamics models.

As trusted business partner - with recruitment agency recognition for Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels - PROGRESSIO is proud to support customers like Willemen Group, Niko, BNP Paribas Fortis, VRT and many others, in their search for talent within Procurement & Logistics.

As Practice Leader Recruitment & Competence Development, May Van Aperen steers the inflow of new talent for our clients. May - Industrial Engineer & MBA - has taken up several Supply Chain Management roles in Belgium and abroad and combines the flavour of the floor, with certifications in HR, such as MBTI Coach & SHL Assessor.

More information on Recruitment & Competence Development?
may.van.aperen@progressio.be or + 32 498 51 82 50.

In-house & Multi-company Training

Over time PROGRESSIO has given numerous in-company and open trainings. We would like to thank our training partners, as well as our customers, for the continuous trust. Trust can only be built over time, by high energy and qualitative trainers.

PROGRESSIO especially wishes to thank Kluwer Opleidingen and IFBD for the splendid and growing collaboration over the past years in the multi-company training environment. We will continue developing training material based on new insights and developments in our fields of expertise.

Furthermore, our lasting collaboration with the academic world, such as VUB Brussels, but equally Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven, Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels and Group T Leuven emphasizes the appreciation of our trainers/guest lecturers in the Post Graduate & Bachelor Programs.

Philip Meyers takes up the role as Practice Leader in this area. Philip - Industrial Engineer & Master in Management - has an extensive track record in Procurement Management over a wide range of sectors and is a Certified PMI Professional.

More information on our Training Programs?
philip.meyers@progressio.be or +32 495 59 47 67.

New Projects

A glance at our (recently) started assignments:

Financial Services Facility Manager
Mechanical & Electrical Coach Procurement Department
Banking Procurement Department Redesign - Change Manager
Transport Implementation Manager - PDA Project
Manufacturing Senior Buyer - CAPEX
ICT Chief Buyer - ICT
Financial Services Coach ICT Buying Department
Banking Senior Consultant - Contract Management
Utilities Principal Consultant - CAPEX
Pharmaceutical Medior Consultant - Facilities
Telco 4 PL Design & Implementation
Energy Senior Buyer - ICT
Media Operational Buying - ICT & Facilities
Governmental Consultancy - Tendering Electricity

Taking up several CAPEX assignments brings the changes in the collaboration with Building Contractors to our attention – we recapped the main points for you!

Academic Partnership!

PROGRESSIO engaged with the Catholic University of Leuven in 4 research papers in our field of expertise. Findings will be discussed in coming newsletters.

Recruitment & Selection in Procurement & Logistics

PROGRESSIO is guiding amongst others Willemen Group, BNP Paribas Fortis, VRT & Europ Assistance.

Interested in our Jobs at Customers? Consult our website.

PROGRESSIO is powering...

Kluwer Opleidingen Purchasing Screening
& Reengineering
  Category Strategy Plans,
basis for SRM & SLAs
  Marketing Buying 2011
  Buying of Services 2011
IFBD Tendering for Buyers 2011
  Excel for Buyers 2011
  Negotiation for Buyers 2011
  Fleet Management 2011
  Total Cost of Ownership 2011
  Buying for Project Managers 2011
  Procurement for Non
Procurement Professionals
  Masterclass Outsourcing 2011
VUB Postgraduate -
Low Cost Country Sourcing
2011 - 2012
Erasmus Hogeschool Postgraduate Strategic Facility Management 2011 - 2012

Must read ...

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Switch(ISBN: 0-7432-6951-9)

Our objective is to move progressively on a maturity continuum from dependence to independence to interdependence. Although independence is the current paradigm of our society, we can accomplish much more by cooperation and specialization. In order to be interdependent, we must first achieve independence. In his book Stephen R. Covey indicates how working on the seven habits below, allows you to grow towards interdependency. Habits 1, 2 & 3 (Be proactive, Begin with the end in mind, Put first things first) deal with self-mastery. They are the private victories required for character growth. Private victories precede public victories.

Habits 4, 5 & 6 are the more personality oriented public victories of Teamwork, Cooperation & Communication. Habit 7 is the habit of Renewal, creating an upward spiral of growth.

Furthermore Stephen R. Covey indicates that effectiveness lies in balancing our Production (P) with building Production Capacity (PC). Organizationally, the PC principle is to always treat your employees as you want them to treat your best customers. We must understand that the best contributions of our employees - their hearts and minds - are as volunteers.

The net effect of reading this book will be revolutionary! A must read for everybody in people management roles. The book is also available on DVD & can be listened to during traffic jams.

And for the true believer: Don't hesitate to read the sequel "The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness" (ISBN: 1-929494-78-5).

Unwearied Quest for Top Talent

PROGRESSIO is known and recognised for its Senior and Principal Consultants. Driven by the request of several customers, we are currently looking for Medior Consultants experienced in ICT, Technical, Turnkey - Project, Facilities & Services Buying.

  • Are you open-minded, passionate and result-driven?
  • Do you have 4 to 8 years experience, preferably in an international environment?
  • Do you want to enter into a dynamic company with a strong learning culture and competence centre orientation?

Become our colleague and send us your resume: info@progressio.be.

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