Nils van de Winkel

Nils van de Winkel


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About Me

By combining a specialisation in supply chain risk management and practical experience in supplier relationship management I aim to contribute in the development of procurement as a strategic discipline.

As a Dutch national, having lived, worked and studied in Indonesia, Thailand and the UK, I am agile and bring a broad cultural mindset to any given task. By leveraging my experiences and as an astute team player I am driven to increase team and organizational performance.

JOB TITLE: Analyst

FUNCTION: Consultancy, Strategy, & Transformation

INDUSTRY: Business Services & Consulting

CATEGORY: HR - Generalist


Work experience


State of Flux

September 2014 - Present

State of Flux is a global procurement and supply chain consultancy specialising in supplier management, contract lifecycle management, category management and strategic sourcing. As well as consulting, State of Flux offers training and a market-leading supplier management platform – Statess.

In my work with State of Flux I work closely together with several leading UK and Europe based organisations to implement Statess. In successfully implementing the software I am responsible for identifying and mapping, amongst others, performance, risk and contract management processes, project management and ensuring client requirements are met on time within budget. In addition to software implementations, I am involved in consulting projects on supply chain and operational risks across several continents.

Business Development Manager

Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce

August 2012 - December 2012 ( 4 months )

Provided market entry support for Dutch, Belgian, and Luxembourg companies in Thailand, produced and organised financial overview for networking events for the Chambers, improved sales skills by leading a major drive in recruitment of new members, optimised membership databases and led communication efforts of the chamber by developing templates for general broadcast and improvement of website.

Key achievement: with our team of four, organised the most successful annual business awards gala dinner, in attendance (500+ people), revenue, and profit in the 20 years of existence of the NTCC.

Market Research Interviewer

Mobiel Centre marktonderzoek B.V.

March 2012 - May 2012 ( 2 months )

Conducted face-to-face interviews into consumer tastes.

Key achievement: approached and convinced people on a constant basis to participate in interviews aimed at understanding consumer tastes in a new generation of food items.

Prospective Student Instructor

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

January 2011 - June 2012 ( 1 year, 5 months )

Instructed prospective students of the University of Groningen on open days.

Key achievement: lead prospective student groups in assignments to facilitate understanding of the courses and overall program.

Participation Council Representative

Linde College

September 2006 - June 2009 ( 2 years, 9 months )

Appeared in the participation council as one of three student representatives elected by the student body (1200+ students). The participation council is actively involved in all decisions and guides the board by using its right to advise and consent.

Key achievement: developed leadership skills by creating a student union to increase the involvement of students in decision making of important issues.


Grenoble Graduate School of Business - London Campus

Master in International Business (MIB) of Specialisation in Supply Chain Management

2013 - 2014

A triple accredited and highly ranked master program that shapes intercultural-aware students by developing key skills and competencies in international business and management. Currently on track to obtain degree with distinction.

*Note: taught part of program ends June 2014 after which a thesis is to be completed. The official graduation month is November 2015.

Special Activities: Class representative

Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)

BSc in Business Administration of Profile - International Business & Management

2011 - 2012

One semester exchange program with the ITB SBM. The exchange not only provided in-class learning and comprehension of Southeast Asian markets, but also with valuable insights into dealing with and living in a different culture.

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

BSc in Business Administration of Profile - International Business & Management

2009 - 2012

IB&M is a multi-faceted study program with a distinctively international orientation. It provides a sound training in business studies and at the same time acquaints the student with the main challenges for managers in international firms and organizations.

Thesis topic: "Identifying the forces of importance in the speed of the internationalization process of international new ventures in Indonesia"