Team Cibus Nexum

About Cibus Nexum

Cibus Nexum was conceived by Pascal Ruzius and the concept has been further developed and set up togehter with Arjen van der Wijk and Henk ter Avest.

In April 2021, Cibus Nexum B.V. was founded by Pascal Ruzius and Arjen van der Wijk. Stijn de Bats also joined as shareholder. Pieter Tielen and Henk ter Avest have an advisory role to further professionalise Cibus Nexum.

We have experienced that Food Brand owners – from start-ups to large companies – have to keep reinventing the wheel. There is often no structural knowledge guarantee, for example due to staff turnover and limited current market knowledge and unclear outsourcing strategy.

Food Contract Manufacturers, on the other hand, are often “surprised” by Brand owners and are not sure what is happening to them. This includes matters such as complex tender processes, culture & language barriers, specifications, rigid processes and hard contract negotiations.

Cibus Nexum recognizes this dynamic and knows how to optimize it for both parties.

Pascal Ruzius

Accelerator in Outsourcing ♾ Dealmaker in Food Contract Manufacturing.
Education
Agricultural engineer
Background
Specialized in Open book calculations, Contract management, ...Read More

Pascal Ruzius

Management
Pascal Ruzius

Pascal Ruzius

Management

Accelerator in Outsourcing ♾ Dealmaker in Food Contract Manufacturing.

Education

Agricultural engineer

Background

Specialized in Open book calculations, Contract management, Packaging, Raw materials, Flavors & Ingredients.
Over 25 years of international experience in Procurement FMCG & External Manufacturing

Core toolbox

  • Open book calculations
  • Contract management
  • Comanufacturing strategy

Personal USPs

  • Explorer
  • Quartermaster
  • Advocate

Characteristic

Treasure hunter

Arjen van der Wijk

Supporter of innovations in food ♾ Expert in outsourced food production
Specialized in

CAPEX & MRO projects
Packaging, raw materials, technology
QLTC, Value Strea...Read More

Arjen van der Wijk

Management
Arjen van der Wijk

Arjen van der Wijk

Management

Supporter of innovations in food ♾ Expert in outsourced food production

Specialized in

  • CAPEX & MRO projects
  • Packaging, raw materials, technology
  • QLTC, Value Stream Mapping
  • Complex analyses
  • Category management
  • Process optimization

Core toolbox

  • Capex & MRO
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Complex analyses

Personal USPs

  • Project manager
  • Contract specialist
  • Process improver

Characteristic

Discoverer

Stijn de Bats

Education
Food technology WUR
Background
Nuts about plant-based & dairy ♾ Dealmaker in Foodproduction.
Specialized in Food processing, Packaging, Raw materials, Ingredien...Read More

Stijn de Bats

Management
Stijn de Bats

Stijn de Bats

Management

Education

Food technology WUR

Background

Nuts about plant-based & dairy ♾ Dealmaker in Foodproduction.
Specialized in Food processing, Packaging, Raw materials, Ingredients, Capex.
Over 25 years of international experience in food industry in Operations and R&D

Core toolbox

  • Food processing
  • Packaging technology
  • New Product development

Personal USPs

  • Pragmatic
  • Linking pin
  • Persuadent

Characteristic

Tenacious

 

Gita Gregor

Education
Food Technology
Background
Over 25 years of international experience in food industry in QA, NPD and process technology
Core toolbox

Food Processing
Research...Read More

Gita Gregor

Senior Expert
Gita Gregor

Gita Gregor

Senior Expert

Education

Food Technology

Background

Over 25 years of international experience in food industry in QA, NPD and process technology

Core toolbox

  • Food Processing
  • Research & Development
  • QA

Personal USPs

  • Helicopter view and details
  • Motivator
  • Facts, figures, logics

Characteristic

Continuous improver

Lonneke Rijkmans

Education
Food technology and BA.
Background
Over 25 years of manufacturing & retail experience, category management, marketing.
Core Toolbox

Sustainable food & bu...Read More

Lonneke Rijkmans

Senior Expert
Lonneke Rijkmans

Lonneke Rijkmans

Senior Expert

Education

Food technology and BA.

Background

Over 25 years of manufacturing & retail experience, category management, marketing.

Core Toolbox

  • Sustainable food & business.
  • Product development
  • Briefing & Sourcing

Personal USP’s

  • Project management
  • Connecting businesses
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

Characteristics

Inspiring & enthusiastic

Sabine Keizer

Education
Commercial Economics
Background
Over 25 years of international experience in procurement FMCG & External Manufacturing
Core toolbox

Strategic Sourcing & ...Read More

Sabine Keizer

Senior Expert
Sabine Keizer

Sabine Keizer

Senior Expert

Education

Commercial Economics

Background

Over 25 years of international experience in procurement FMCG & External Manufacturing

Core toolbox

  • Strategic Sourcing & CSR
  • Raw materials, Packaging
  • Should Cost Calculations

Personal USPs

  • Pragmatic Organizer
  • Intercultural Connector
  • Polyglot

Characteristic

Creative problem solver

Jeroen Brockhus

Education
Chemical Engineer TU Delft
Background
Plus 35 years of FMCG (Unilever) experience within, R&D and SC. Private label NPD, sourcing, 3PM
Core toolbox

Commoditi...Read More

Jeroen Brockhus

Senior Expert
Jeroen Brockhus

Jeroen Brockhus

Senior Expert

Education

Chemical Engineer TU Delft

Background

Plus 35 years of FMCG (Unilever) experience within, R&D and SC. Private label NPD, sourcing, 3PM

Core toolbox

  • Commodities & Ingredients
  • Product formulation & analysis
  • Process optimalisation

Personal USPs

  • Project Lead
  • Pragmatist
  • Business mindset

Characteristic

Implementer

Pieter Tielen

Education
Business engineer TUe
Background
Over 20 years of international experience in Procurement Food & Feed & External Manufacturing
Core toolbox

Strategic Sou...Read More

Pieter Tielen

Senior Expert
Pieter Tielen

Pieter Tielen

Senior Expert

Education

Business engineer TUe

Background

Over 20 years of international experience in Procurement Food & Feed & External Manufacturing

Core toolbox

  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Stakeholder management
  • Contracting & Negotiation

Personal USPs

  • Process improver
  • Connector
  • Pragmatist

Characteristic

Explorer

Henk ter Avest

Education
MBA Business Administration
Background
Over 25 years of international experience in procurement FMCG & External Manufacturing
Core toolbox

Ingredients
Raw...Read More

Henk ter Avest

Senior Expert
Henk ter Avest

Henk ter Avest

Senior Expert

Education

MBA Business Administration

Background

Over 25 years of international experience in procurement FMCG & External Manufacturing

Core toolbox

  • Ingredients
  • Raw materials
  • Operational Processes

Personal USPs

  • Organizer
  • Connector
  • Networker

Characteristic

One of a kind