Way Point

Business Development & Innovation

About Way Point

Plan, focus and achieve!

As a Way Point, I will board your ship as a pilot and help you navigate safely in the world of food, trends & developments in the organic sector. I help you, your company or project with a 3D look between market, your company/people and the products. I look at your wishes, your goals, your team, the capacities and your direction and am able to quickly make an analysis of what you need, how you can tackle it and start realizing it too.

Here Way Point distinguishes itself from advisors. Not a nice plan and then an invoice, but I go internally, between your people or in the middle of your team, I listen, ask and give feedback, work together with your team and tell you transparently which course is possible.

We determine together the way points (steps and goals) to achieve your results. Then you decide if you want to temporarily integrate me into your team or company to convert the project or the measures.

Unlike the pilot who takes temporarily control, you as the client continue to take all decisions and determine choices during the cooperation. If desired, this can also be transferred to me for the period of transition as an Ad Interim manager. Because I always inform you about the results and possible changes you stay in control.

Because of my independence from the company, combined with experiences and feedback from your team and customers, I remain able to critically assess measures or changes that have been made and adjust them if necessary.

I must confess that getting involved with your people and working closely together, results come even quicker and better and synergy evolves. When empowering your staff , your customers will immediately notice this and they will be more likely to start or continue business with your company

As a Way Point, I will board your ship as a pilot and help you navigate safely in the world of food, trends & developments in the organic sector. I help you, your company or project with a 3D look between market, your company/people and the products. I look at your wishes, your goals, your team, the capacities and your direction and am able to quickly make an analysis of what you need, how you can tackle it and start realizing it too.

Here Way Point distinguishes itself from advisors. Not a nice plan and then an invoice, but I go internally, between your people or in the middle of your team, I listen, ask and give feedback, work together with your team and tell you transparently which course is possible.

We determine together the way points (steps and goals) to achieve your results. Then you decide if you want to temporarily integrate me into your team or company to convert the project or the measures.

Unlike the pilot who takes temporarily control, you as the client continue to take all decisions and determine choices during the cooperation. If desired, this can also be transferred to me for the period of transition as an Ad Interim manager. Because I always inform you about the results and possible changes you stay in control.

Because of my independence from the company, combined with experiences and feedback from your team and customers, I remain able to critically assess measures or changes that have been made and adjust them if necessary.

I must confess that getting involved with your people and working closely together, results come even quicker and better and synergy evolves. When empowering your staff , your customers will immediately notice this and they will be more likely to start or continue business with your company

  • Giving insights on ‘current’ and ‘future’

  • Giving feedback with respect and understanding

  • How to set and realize Way points

  • Navigate

  • Keep going in difficult situations

  • Internally and externally oriented (healthy goals for organization and customers)

  • Continue to focus on goals

  • Ensure team, owner and customer trust

  • Practice oriented, support through experience and theory

  • Convert to realize and evaluate

Plan

Giving insights on ‘current’ and ‘future’

Analyzing and prioritizing

How to determine Way Points

  • Giving insights on ‘current’ and ‘future’

  • Analyzing and prioritizing

  • How to determine Way Points

Focus

Giving feedback with respect and understanding

Navigating to the different way points

Ensure team, owner and customer trust

  • Giving feedback with respect and understanding

  • Navigating to the different way points

  • Ensure team, owner and customer trust

Achieve

Keep focusing on set way points

Practice oriented, support through experience and theory

Conversion in result

  • Keep focusing on set way points

  • Practice oriented, support through experience and theory

  • Conversion in result

Where can Way Point be added value?

  • Food, food industry, food related, organic, producers, Whole Sales, Retail, On line & Off line, Start ups, Start through, Business Units and Corporate companies.
  • Start up successfully… And now?
  • I have a long-standing and professional (food) company, but now want to take the next step in my growth, new business or need to downsize. How do I continue with my organization, what do I need and what can I expect?
  • What is sustainable, and how do I convert it?
  • Separate Business Unit as part of the mother company.
  • Answer and convert issues such as: translation of trends and developments to your customers and channels, regardless of whether they are existing or new.
  • Also possible as a temporary implementation in the role of commercial Manager, Mkt & Sales Manager, Business unit manager or Project leader.

What people say

  • During our pleasant collaboration at Joannusmolen I met Arjen as an experienced and enthusiastic colleague with a lot of knowledge of business processes and organization in the food industry. Arjen is able to quickly understand and parse processes, and to apply his broad practical and theoretical knowledge in different disciplines and departments. Together with a good ability to think through solution, Arjen succeeds in identifying bottlenecks and turning them into structural improvements within the organization.

    Bjorn van Megen

    Coördinator Projecten & Productdata Joannusmolen
  • I worked closely with Arjen on the global strategy for commercial,- and NPD goals for Joannusmolen. Arjen has a particular ‘nose’ for trends & market changes in food and production companies. In this complex and trend-sensitive industry, Arjen managed to define a clear vision and actionable global strategy, resulting in commitment to our company strengths. Arjen’s drive is very addictive. His energy and spirit make a team go the extra mile.

    Robin Den Dekker

    Corporate Communication Manager Aviko
  • I have experienced Arjen as a very knowledgeable and pleasant colleague. He started at Bakkersland in a hectic period but quickly converted much needed solutions. He quickly understood how the internal processes worked and was a good interlocutor for our international clients. As a quality manager, I found Arjen very valuable because he asked the right questions to the internal organization so that we always quickly got to the heart of a problem and were able to find solutions together. Arjen is someone who can very well translate the customer’s interest to the internal organization, while keeping an eye on the goals of the organization.

    Esther Delnoij

    N&S Quality Consultants
  • I have experienced Arjen as a passionate, enthusiastic and social colleague. Because of his knowledge of business, creativity in solutions and process-based thinking he is of added value for each team. Arjen is meticulous, is involved and is focused on development. He has highly developed managerial skills and stands for his people. I have experienced Arjen as a verry social colleague and professional sparring partner.

    Marjolein Meijs

    HR Business Partner Xenos
  • Arjen manages to explain relationships in a short timeand builds and generates opportunities. He is working pragmatically andoversees the bigger picture. I have experienced collaboration withArjen as highly pleasant

    Odette van Mackelenbergh

    Quality Manager Glencore Agriculture BV
  • Arjen is a highly skilled business development manager. He sees and seamlessly transforms the opportunities in the market and thus bring customer andproduct to a higher level. Arjen is a very pleasantManager to work with, he makes people (even) better!

    Sandra van der Graaf

    Product and packaging manager Dutch Backery Group BV
  • Arjen is a great guy! Dedicated & committed are keywords for him. Strong relational skills, combined with an ability to explore new territory and turn it into success, is one of his strong points. Knowing and satisfying your client are basic values for Arjen. Being blessed with a great sense of humor, makes him an ideal sales guy suitable for any kind of business. I had great fun working with him!

    Maarten Gevers

    Sales and Marketing Manager branded business and PL at DO IT

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Contact

I would like to get in touch and discuss the wishes, possibilities and opportunities without obligation. I will give you honest and sincere feedback, and in case of a match, a transparent quote follows.