Patrick Denis

Patrick Denis

Founder-Owner and Managing Director

A l'écoute d'opportunités

En poste chez Talensis

Précédents : Benson & Winch, Borderless Executive Search, APB - Belgian Pharmaceutical Association, Merck Serono , GlaxoSmithKline, PFIZER, RAFFINERIE TIRLEMONTOISE (Orafti), FURON, ALLIEDSIGNAL INDUSTRIAL FIBERS, ICI, Belgian Army, FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SCIENCES


Précédents : Competitive Intelligence Management School, ICHEC, Brussels, Solvay Business School, Facultés Universitaires Des Sciences Agronomiques


    En résumé

    • Customer- and people-oriented, results-focussed with extensive Global Network and experience in Sales, Operational and Strategic Marketing, Business Development, Product Management, Export, Sales Force Effectiveness, Business/Customer Insights, Market/Competitive Intelligence, Market Research, Business/Market Analytics, Forecasting, Quality, Purchasing, Talent Acquisition and Executive Search at National and International levels in Life Sciences (Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines), Food (Sugar and Functional Nutriments) and Chemicals (Plastics, Fibres, Wood and Phytopharmaceuticals) sectors • Creative innovator with strong analytical thinking and a problem solving mind • Effective communicator with strong interpersonal, teamworking, leadership and organizational skills enriched with a large international professional network • Computer literate • Fluent in French, English and Dutch. Basic German


Founder-Owner & Managing Director

Chez Talensis

De octobre 2010 à aujourd'hui
* Management Consultancy Services in : - Market Research, Market Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence and Market Analytics projects - Business Development - Sales Force Effectiveness - Personal Development, Coaching, Professional Guidance, Talent Acquisition & Executive Search, ...
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Managing Director

Chez Benson & Winch

De mars 2016 à septembre 2016
* In charge of developing the Executive Search Business primarily in Belgium but also internationnally * Reviewed and put in place a new positioning and communication strategy * With offices in Brussels, Paris and Istanbul, Benson & Winch operates internationally in the fields of Executive Search ...
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International Consultant

Chez Borderless Executive Search

De octobre 2010 à février 2016
Senior Executive Search Consultant * Identify and source talented international executives for Process & Converting Industries (Chemicals,...), Life Sciences, Food Processing and Environmental Technologies sectors. Recognizing that traditional geographic borders have little relevance for ...
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Business Intelligence Manager

Chez APB - Belgian Pharmaceutical Association

Responsible for streamlining and developing the Market Intelligence activities to support the Pharmacist profession * Defended the Pharmacist profession, through rigourous analyses, interpretation and strategic recommendations to the APB board, following up the treatments evolutions, ...
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Head of Global Business Intelligence

Chez Merck Serono

Head of Global Business Intelligence, Endocrino, Cardio & Fertility, Geneva (Switzerland) Responsible for developing the Global Market Intelligence activities to support the Endocrinology, Cardio Metabolic Care and Fertility franchises * Took over the Market Research, Competitive Intelligence ...
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Head of Global Commercial Analysis & Market Research

Chez GlaxoSmithKline

De 2005 à 2008
Responsible for recruiting, organizing and developing a dedicated Global Commercial Analysis & Market Research team, interacting with various functions and geographies in a complex matrix organization to provide - through Dashboards, Desk analyses, Field Research and Competitive Intelligence ...
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Head of Business Intelligence


De 2000 à 2005
Responsible for building and leading a highly regarded Business Intelligence Department, coaching and developing its members to deliver overall market understanding through appropriate Desk, Field and Competitive Intelligence Research and to provide the Therapeutic Units, Business Development and ...
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Planning & Marketing Research Manager


De 1997 à 2000
Responsible for increasing the overall CEER Market Research awareness, training colleagues, providing CEER Senior Management with relevant Business / Competitive Intelligence, realizing Sales Force Effectiveness audits and building an internal Marketing Information System (Knowledge Management) by ...
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ICHEC, Brussels, Bruxelles

Post-Graduat en gestion de PMEs, ICHEC, Brussels


Deputy Director Non-European Export Sales


De 1995 à 1997
Responsible for developing sugar sales and the Food Ingredients & Specialities business (Orafti) while trading, daily, white crystal sugar on New York, Paris and London stock exchanges, collaborating and helping lobby on issues with WTO, Common Agricultural Policy, logistics, administration, ...
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Marketing Manager Europe


De 1994 à 1995
Responsible, as a member of the Management Team, for developing a new European marketing culture and helping reorganize the European sales structure in order to successfully launch the new market oriented business approach of Furon HQ (USA) taking into account European specificities to increase ...
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Sales Manager Europe


De 1993 à 1994
Responsible for marketing and selling Polyester and Nylon high tenacity yarns for industrial applications in Western Europe as well as developing a European marketing strategy for low shrink polyester (ILS) in order to ensure a sold-out position for the ILS yarn produced in the new French plant ...
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International Research Manager

Chez ICI

De 1990 à 1993
International Marketing Research Manager (ICI Polyurethanes) Responsible for setting-up and running an Industrial Market Research service across industry sectors and regions while creating awareness and building local expertise * Developed an international Marketing Intelligence network as ...
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ICHEC, Brussels, Bruxelles

Post-Graduat en Marketing et Market Research, ICHEC, Brussels


Quality Manager

Chez ICI

De 1989 à 1990
Responsible for implementing the Total Quality Management and Quality Assurance (ISO 9000) concepts within ICI Belgium while providing expertise and support to all ICI subsidiaries at the National level * Contributed, as member of the ICI Belgium Management Team, to its reorganization by ...
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Product Manager

Chez ICI

De 1987 à 1988
Responsible for marketing and selling the Public Health and Rodenticides portfolio in BeLux * Strengthened the customer base and increased sales by 47 percent over two years through distributors and direct sales while reducing costs by rationalizing the product range * Developed and launched ...
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Purchasing and Marketing Officer

Chez ICI

De 1985 à 1987
Responsible for reorganizing Purchasing and General Administration as well as developing dashboards, marketing tools and computer applications for the Phytopharmaceuticals business * Coordinated the implementation of the MRP II (Material Resource Planning) system and a Sales Operating & ...
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Service militaire

Chez Belgian Army

De 1984 à 1985

Project Analyst


De 1982 à 1984
Responsible for analyzing the impact of a raw material shortage on the economy of three sectors : Titanium Dioxide, Phosphates and Forestry (Chipboard and Pulp & Paper industries) * Analyzed and described the Belgian Wood industry especially the Pulp & Paper and Chipboard sectors and developed ...
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Facultés Universitaires Des Sciences Agronomiques, Gembloux

Chartered Engineer, Facultés Universitaires des Sciences Agronomiques

* Chartered Engineer (C. Eng.) in Life Sciences (Bioengineer), de l'Etat, Gembloux, Belgium, 1982. Degree obtained with Magna cum laude (Grande Distinction) Thesis on Human/Veterinary Parasitology - Entomology (Trematodes - Sciomyzids)


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