Joost is a seasoned Procurement Specialist with 20+ years of international experience in creating value in a world-class supply base, developing organisational procurement strategies and leading the sourcing effort.
Originally from the Netherlands, Joost has lived and worked in various European countries where he held senior global logistics roles with Johnson & Johnson, IKEA and Heineken. These roles variously encompassed sea freight, LTL, FTL, warehousing, 3PL, dangerous and perishable goods as well as national and international couriers.
Joost has in-depth knowledge, and international experience, across multiple cost categories enabling him to provide clients with the insights they need to maximise the value they receive from suppliers to meet their corporate objectives.
Prior to joining ERA, Joost was the Global Procurement Manager for the Alliance Group in the South Island where he was responsible for all ‘non-livestock’ procurement.
Joost is a graduate of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences with a BBA in Logistics and an MBA in Procurement from the European Institute of Purchasing Management in Geneva.
Joost lives in Christchurch with his wife and two young children.