About us

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.

Relationships

Henk ter Avest

Henk ter Avest

Education

MBA Business Administration

Background

Experience and roles on a strategic level
Over 25 years of international experience in sales & procurement, mainly within FMCG Nevi 1-2-3

Characteristic

One of a kind

Personal USPs

• Organizer
• Connector
• Networker

Core toolbox

• Packaging
• Ingredients
• Raw materials
• Operational processes
• General expenses
• CAPEX

Pascal Ruzius

Education

Agricultural engineer

Background

• Over 25 years of international FMCG purchasing experience
• Consultancy
• Outsourcing strategy
• Program manager
• Lean Green Belt
• Trainer & coach

Characteristic

Treasure hunter

Core toolbox

• Open book calculations
• Contract management
• Packaging
• Raw materials
• Flavors & Ingredients

Personal USPs

• Explorer
• Quartermaster
• Advocate

Pascal Ruzius

Arjen van der Wijk

Arjen van der Wijk

Education

Mechanical engineer

Background

• More than 23 years of international experience, of which 16 in purchasing & supply chain
• Successfully executed various interim and consultancy projects
• Complex projects within FMCG, including outsourcing
• Project management

Characteristic

Discoverer

Core toolbox

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

Personal USPs

• Project manager
• Contract specialist
• Process improver

Pieter Tielen

Education

Business engineer

Background

  • More than 21 years of international procurement
  • Successfully executed various interim and consultancy projects
  • 3rd party manufacturing, food, feed, chemicals.

Characteristic

Explorer

Core toolbox

  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Stakeholder management
  • Contracting and negotiation
  • Complex analyses
  • Category management
  • Process optimization

Personal USPs

  • Project manager
  • Contract specialist
  • Process improver
  • Connector
  • Pragmatist
Pieter Tielen

Stijn de Bats

Stijn de Bats

Education

Agricultural engineer (Food technology)
NVC Course Programme in Packaging II

Background

  • Over 25 years of international experience in food industry
  • Operations and R&D Manager
  • Consultancy
  • Project management

Characteristic

Tenacious

Core toolbox

  • Food processing
  • Packaging
  • Raw materials
  • Ingredients
  • Capex

Personal USPs

  • Pragmatic
  • Linking pin
  • Persuadent

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