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PA Consulting Group appoints manufacturing and consumer goods expert to its team  

Jan Jelle Van der Meer has joined PA Consulting Group’s consumer goods and manufacturing team.

Jan Jelle has over 20 years’ experience as a supply chain and procurement expert. He has held a variety of global leadership roles for major FMCG and pharmaceutical organisations such as Unilever, Royal FrieslandCampina and GlaxoSmithKline. His most recent role was with GSK, where he was Vice President Procurement for its Global Manufacturing and Supply division. Before this, Jan Jelle held leadership roles in research and development, manufacturing and supply chain.

In his new role Jan Jelle will focus on consumer and life science clients and help them to maximise the value from their supply chain, for both consumers and patients. Jan Jelle will work with clients on existing products as well as new innovations.

Wil Schoenmakers, who leads PA’s consumer and manufacturing client work, says: “We are delighted to welcome Jan Jelle to the team. Jan Jelle has extensive experience in designing and delivering large supply chain transformations and improvement programmes. He has overseen projects of national and international significance, ranging from product portfolio optimisation, establishing a global procurement capability and building strategic partnerships. His expertise will help reinforce our position as a leading adviser to consumer goods and manufacturing companies.”

Jan Jelle Van der Meer comments: “Joining PA’s consumer and manufacturing team is an exciting opportunity. PA has a great reputation in providing innovative solutions to today’s challenges and I am looking forward to working with PA’s clients to help them meet their toughest challenges.” 

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