Dick Pouw received his Master in Business Administration at Business School Netherlands and has over 20 years of experience as a ‘change agent’ in the area of customer care, IT and Business Intelligence.
Implementation of changes from the strategy
Dick joined Mediq, a medical wholesaler where, within the ICT, he fulfilled customer specific assignments in various positions, both within Mediq as well as with customers of Mediq. He then functioned as an interim line and transition manager and completed several assignments in the semi government and in the Retail and Media industries, with the aim to make the organizations ready for the changes to come.
His passion: always ‘the customer in mind’
In recent years, Dick has held various positions within the Telegraaf Media Group as Head of Information Resource Management, he was responsible for the introduction of agile work, the implementation of the Millennium Program and optimization of business processes. After that he has been at the helm during the introduction of CRM within the Telegraph Media Group, after which he was the director of customer care and was responsible for the shared service center. After this assignment, Dick became responsible for the IT of the Telegraph Media Group as a CIO.
The common thread: implement the strategy from the customer
As a Master in Business Administration Dick prioritizes the integrated approach to change. He is the sparring partner of companies and semi-government on a wide range of functional areas, with the theme: implementing changes from the perspective of the customer. He facilitates management and directors in the BI strategy formulation, leads the set-up of change programs and helps organizations to use these skills effectively. He only stops when the results have been implemented and secured!
Only successful when the (customer) need is fulfilled!
For Dick, a change process is only successful when the changes for the customer are permanently noticeable. A clearly measurable goal is important and goes hand in hand with efforts to keep improving continuously, through the PDCA cycle. The critical success factor for change? Management and employees who continue to think from the customer’s perspective.