“Fer was hired at Philips Semiconductors to restructure the procurement department and help it develop into a professional sourcing organization. I have come to know Fer as a dedicated and true professional, a reliable contact that delivers upon commitment. Fer is very punctual at day-to-day operations, whilst overseeing the bigger picture as well. He is an effective leader that thrives in complex, international business environments. Fer has great business acumen and moreover, he is a pleasant person to work with. You can count on his full engagement, integrity and 100% drive.”
Partner and IT Advisory Leader for Africa at EY
Philips Semiconductors was eager to turn their purchasing department around. They were used to simply ‘ordering stuff’ but were keen on changing this into a supply chain organization. Planning was essential: taking lead in developing a sourcing strategy fitted to the needs of all business partners. A coherent savings roadmap that meets company targets was also key to this change. A delivery on commitment was essential to this project: leading the sourcing process and contract negotiations led to exceeding company’s expectations. In the end, all these steps resulted in a reliable supply base.