Antwerp Space

Consultant / Interim Procurement Manager
Antwerp Space
May 2016 – Dec 2016
Antwerp, Belgium


•Responsible for the procurement of products, processes and services of subcontracted activities for the ESA ExoMars Carrier Module 2018 TT&C project and JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft Communication Subsystem

•Selection of suitable Subcontractors/Suppliers in direct negotiation, restricted or open competition

•Management of Antwerp Space project ITT/RFQs ensuring compliance with ESA Best Practices process

•Deputy Bid Manager for ESA Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) scientific satellite proposal, coordinating compliant bid with technical and financial teams in first of its kind, radical, low cost, scientific mission collaborating with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and OHB System AG

•Contract negotiation and Subcontractor/Supplier management

•Subcontract management including tender documentation (RFPs, ITTs, draft contracts etc.), organisation and management of Tender Evaluation Boards with and without participation of the Customer, support in the preparation of ATPs, LOLs, Preliminary Order Letters etc., negotiation of Change Requests and Contract Change Management activities (CR and CCN process), supervision of contract compliance (quality, time and cost)

•Reporting to the Project Manager (monthly progress and status reports etc.) and to company management

•Business development for key new market initiatives for Antwerp Space, Space/Ground segment

•Improved conversational Dutch and Flemish

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