Jan Kerkhof

Nationality: Netherlands

Key words: supply chain, purchasing, logistics and planning.

Languages: Dutch/ English/ German/ French



Stress resistant, integer, solution oriented, communication skills


Working Experience:  


2015    PROSER                          

Managing Director

Consultant for third parties for efficiency projects on purchasing, supply chain and logistics.


2009 – 2014 Prins B.V.

Procurement and logistics manager                  

  • Responsible for purchase and logistics department
  • Initiate and steering of key performance indicators
  • Cost reduction on production of forklift trucks


2006 – 2009  Brinkman B.V.      

Purchasing/product manager                               

  • Responsible for various product groups, approx. 16.000 items with suppliers throughout Europa and Far East.
  • Steering of purchase team, product specialists and sales team


1996 – 2006   Manders Premier Ltd/Flint Ink

Logistics Manager/Information Systems Application Manager Europe    

  • Responsible for purchasing, planning, warehouse, transport and sales desk
  • Co-responsibility for the implementation of an ERP system in the European subsidiaries
  • Initiate key performance indicators in order to increase the efficiency of internal processes.


1984 – 1996      Corneco B.V.   

Purchasing manager/Co-Owner                         

  • Responsible for purchasing department and administration
  • HR manager
  • Acquisition of new markets and customers


1981 – 1984 Brinkman B.V        

Product specialist machineries / constructions         .

  • Support of sales managers with grading machines, constructions and installations for the horticultural industry
  • The purchase of machineries, constructions and installations
  • Deputy sales manager


1976 – 1981      Corneco B.V.    


  • The purchase of materials on behalf of the petrochemical industry
  • Supplier evaluation and visits to customers in Europe


Additional information

  • In 1990 in cooperation with Shell International Petroleum Company provided seminars on “Procurement outsourcing to third parties” for NEVIE institute
  • In 1991 seminar for “Instituut voor Commerciële en Strategische Beleidsvorming”
  • In 1992 for the Rotterdam School of Management seminar for students of the European Institute of Purchasing Management
  • Broad experience with mergers, implementations and efficiency processes