Product & project management

Are you looking for a practical, efficient product & project manager?

My expertise is working with multinational project teams in international product development projects: from idea generation to mass production. I translate customer requirements into successful product propositions in order to develop and launch new products on time and within budget.

When you know your customers’ needs, you can develop great products.

My approach:

  • In every project, my goal is to define the product specifications in such a way they fully comply with customer requirements. By listening closely to customers, analysing the market and assessing technological developments, customer needs can be clearly identified.
  • During the product definition, development and introduction phases, all disciplines are involved in the project: product manager, sales manager, purchaser, engineer, quality manager, logistical planner, marcom manager, and external suppliers. Because of my open, positive character and communication skills, the deliverables of this team are of high quality and within the project timeline.
  • If you already have a product development and introduction process in place, I can easily find my way and be effective from day one. If there is no such process, I can help you implement this in your organisation if you like. The development and introduction processes are linked to each other via milestones. These milestones are fixed in the project planning to ensure all deliverables are ready on time.
  • I have experience in working with multi-disciplinary project teams and third party (Asian) suppliers, where different cultures are represented.

Collaborating with Marie-Louise ensures that you are doing your utmost. This is because of her mindful way of listening and asking questions. This bypasses the pitfall of technology and puts focus on the customers needs.

Derk-Jan Elshout Product Manager Conference Systems at Bosch Security Systems

Interested in a practical, effective product & project manager?

I would love to help you!
If you are interested in an introductory talk, please call me on: + 31 6 22 87 02 11.