Our services in an overview

Allotrope offers interim management and consultancy expertise in direct & indirect procurement, supply chain management, strategic consultancy and legal services. Driven, target focused business approach without losing sight of the ‘human’ factor. Competencies: HR Services, Managed Service Providers (MSP)/ Vendor Management Systems (VMS), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Tail Spend, Spend Control, Spend Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Change Management & Organizational Change, Integration, Mediation, Contract- & Risk Management, Global- and Regional Project Management & -Implementation, Capital Investments & -Constructions, Supplier Management. Specialized in Pharmaceutical-, Chemical-, and Food Industry.

How we matter to you

  1. Extensive experience and expertise go without saying. As does confidentiality.
  2. Sensitivity and listening allow us to connect the dots, openness and interest put you and your organization in the center of attention. This is for you.
  3. We address what we see, say what we do, and do what we say. Rely on us.
  4. Holism is an intuitively applied, ingrained principle. We deliver beyond expectations.
  5. We are real people. Human. Down to earth. Caring. This is how we approach you.
  6. We are passionate and enthusiastic about our work. We inspire you.

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Why Allotrope?

“ the future depends on what you do today.“

 (Mahatma Gandhi)

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Customers about Allotrope
"I had the privilege to have Olaf available along my side during many years of my professional life and in many different functions where he made a big difference in being successful negotiating long and short term contracts, Olaf was instrumental in making these contractual processes a success for the company and for me as a manager. He is very knowledgeable, creative and analytic thinker, without losing sight of putting in place very pragmatic and cost effective solutions. Olaf is a very pleasant person to work with, he keeps over-sight of the process end-to-end, is in control, acts pro-active, is result driven and understands how the play the strategic procurement role in front of third parties along with business representatives to receive agreement under beneficial conditions."

Titel: Senior Director Enterprise Portal and Collaboration
Arbeitgeber:  MSD

Rene Van Den Bersselaar

2018-11-01T10:51:11+00:00

Rene Van Den Bersselaar

"I had the privilege to have Olaf available along my side during many years of my professional life and in many different functions where he made a big difference in being successful negotiating long and short term contracts, Olaf was instrumental in making these contractual processes a success for the company and for me as a manager. He is very knowledgeable, creative and analytic thinker, without losing sight of putting in place very pragmatic and cost effective solutions. Olaf is a very pleasant person to work with, he keeps over-sight of the process end-to-end, is in control, acts pro-active, is result driven and understands how the play the strategic procurement role in front of third parties along with business representatives to receive agreement under beneficial conditions." Titel: Senior Director Enterprise Portal and Collaboration Arbeitgeber:  MSD
Customers about Allotrope
"Olaf’s approach and positivism makes stakeholders feel engaged and motivated to move forward. Olaf has a clear and lean way of thinking. He is an expert in change management and dares to challenge existing processes. Still he is capable to make people believe in and achieve that one shared goal. Benefitting from his project management skills and his open way of communicating, certain projects could be finalized within the given timelines. I liked working with Olaf a lot, and I’m looking forward to potential opportunities cooperating again with him in the future."

Titel: Benelux Domain Head Industrial, Clinical & Scientific. | Procurement
Arbeitgeber:  Sanofi

Nicolle Verspreet

2018-11-01T10:51:46+00:00

Nicolle Verspreet

"Olaf’s approach and positivism makes stakeholders feel engaged and motivated to move forward. Olaf has a clear and lean way of thinking. He is an expert in change management and dares to challenge existing processes. Still he is capable to make people believe in and achieve that one shared goal. Benefitting from his project management skills and his open way of communicating, certain projects could be finalized within the given timelines. I liked working with Olaf a lot, and I’m looking forward to potential opportunities cooperating again with him in the future." Titel: Benelux Domain Head Industrial, Clinical & Scientific. | Procurement Arbeitgeber:  Sanofi
Customers about Allotrope
"From the beginning, I got to know him as very structured, professional consultant, who never considered himself too valuable to ask uncomfortable questions and claim consequences in case they were delayed. This approach is a rarely found quality in bigger companies – I appreciated it a lot. Due to his vast experience with other employers, he was able to provide a lot of valuable impulses which were beneficial for the preparation and execution of the projects. He always puts the company for which he is working first - his coquetry with the "Dutch way", making things transparent and claiming them, always has been very useful regarding the progress of strategically important tasks."

Titel: Senior Internal Consultant
Arbeitgeber:  Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate Center

 

Dr. Axel Lischewski

2018-11-01T10:52:05+00:00

Dr. Axel Lischewski

"From the beginning, I got to know him as very structured, professional consultant, who never considered himself too valuable to ask uncomfortable questions and claim consequences in case they were delayed. This approach is a rarely found quality in bigger companies – I appreciated it a lot. Due to his vast experience with other employers, he was able to provide a lot of valuable impulses which were beneficial for the preparation and execution of the projects. He always puts the company for which he is working first - his coquetry with the "Dutch way", making things transparent and claiming them, always has been very useful regarding the progress of strategically important tasks." Titel: Senior Internal Consultant Arbeitgeber:  Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate Center  
Customers about Allotrope
“As a person, Olaf is very skilled in getting to know the business very fast and guiding me on various elements. He is very structured in his way of working and stays very well connected to the MD in making sure things are picked up and prioritized accordingly. I worked really well with him. He is easy in talking and a helping hand on various levels within the company, but also always makes sure the business decides. He is pro-active, enthusiastic and has a lot of positive energy. Very fast it feels as if he is an employee of the company. His structured but also strict way of working, his openness and excellent detailed listening skills are exemplary of what you want someone hired as an interim manager to be.”

Titel: Managing Director EVP
Arbeitgeber:  Bioriginal Europe / Asia B.V.

Prof. Dr. Johan Kamphuis

2018-12-09T16:03:15+00:00

Prof. Dr. Johan Kamphuis

“As a person, Olaf is very skilled in getting to know the business very fast and guiding me on various elements. He is very structured in his way of working and stays very well connected to the MD in making sure things are picked up and prioritized accordingly. I worked really well with him. He is easy in talking and a helping hand on various levels within the company, but also always makes sure the business decides. He is pro-active, enthusiastic and has a lot of positive energy. Very fast it feels as if he is an employee of the company. His structured but also strict way of working, his openness and excellent detailed listening skills are exemplary of what you want someone hired as an interim manager to be.” Titel: Managing Director EVP Arbeitgeber:  Bioriginal Europe / Asia B.V.

 

The company name Allotrope was chosen accordingly as it relates to the founder’s background and passion in (bio-) chemistry/ pharmacy, but also to the variety of Olaf as a person. His adaptive ability and sensitivity allow and enable him to choose the right “structure” (characteristics) based on the circumstances.

In Chemistry, different structural modifications of the same chemical substance are referred to as allotropes. Carbon for example comes across as Diamond, Graphite, Graphene, und Fullerene. Carbon. Carbon is also the element of life, and because we love life and working with people, the benzene ring was chosen as part of the logo.

In more than 20 years of (international) work and many years of mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and change programs, Olaf has worked with all different types and levels of people (manufacturing, research, management up to CEO / CFO level) in all different international, cultural and political environments.

The expertise and insights gained led to an uncommon way of looking at contemporary setups of organizations and distribution of ownership. Olaf’s constant exchange with a broad and diverse network, but also according benchmark shows that many others (companies and individuals) are struggling with similar challenges, creating the need for flexible and fast support, and sustainable solutions in a rapidly changing world.

Olaf van der Linden brings more than 22 years of (international) work experience, ranging from family owned business to multinationals. During that time and over a period of more than 10 years, he experienced and mastered various merger and acquisition projects. The combination of his background in (bio-) chemistry, his experience as international procurement professional, and track record in HR MSP/ VMS program implementation and as change manager makes him a unique asset. Olaf is capable of breaking down complex topics into simple, tangible items without creating ‘losers’ but only winners. Thereby, his charm, combined with high sensitivity and cognitive flexibility, is a crucial success factor.

We’re happy to help!

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

 (Albert Einstein)

Contact us now

In order to gain competitive advantage, organizations have to adapt to today’s rapidly changing world. We’re happy to help! To request more information, please contact Olaf van der Linden, founder & owner of Allotrope GmbH.

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