Bridge hierarchical gaps and break down functional silos. Together, we can create lasting impact with sustaining processes, tools, and skills. How does VANDERELST CONSULTING work?

1. Focus on pertinent issues and opportunities
2. Align your team and allow them to grow your businesss

3. Define and develop capabilities that enable and empower

4. Assume role of coach-player in implementation  

VP in charge of global transformation at multi-billion industrial services corporation: "Whilst leading a total transformation at [our] corporation, Marcel helped develop the vision and tools to standardize workforce requirements and operations excellence across 180 locations and 34 countries with many apparent technical and cultural differences. Marcel had an incredible way of working with our organization; he picked up an understanding for our operations so quickly that he was at times seen as a long term employee. Marcel follows up on progress with a strong KPI and metrics mentality to drive performance improvements. He makes an excellent partner whether it be in developing strategic business direction or working on a fast turnaround and transformation that pulls on his tenacity and gutsy expectations."

Head of Strategic Planning about work at Deere & Company: "What distinguishes Marcel as a consultant is his ability to coach clients, dramatically elevating their results and leaving them with lasting skills. My company hired Marcel, and I served as his main client contact, first in South America and later in the United States. He was quickly able to discern our situation and articulate a process to move forward. While flexible enough to incorporate changes and adapt to shifting priorities, he held fast to the process. He brought discipline, consistency and most importantly, challenge to our work. In working with Marcel over the course of two years, I gained tremendous skills and insights on crafting consensus and ferreting out disagreement. I also learned how to lead an organization to articulate a long-term vision, and then translate it into a quarter by quarter (even week by week) action plan. Marcel will deliver results to the bottom line, but also expect your employees to come away stronger and more developed."

Business unit leader on work in transforming a pan-European information services organization; "Marcel is an outstanding business consultant, easy to reach out to and very committed to the job. Working in a specific niche area, I was positively surprised that he was able to understand the key essence of this specific business in a very short time. Looking back, the strategic directions and related organisational framework including job descriptions drove almost 100% growth in five years time."

The Work

Commercial strategy development:

  • Market/business analysis

  • Customer/market Segmentation

  • Business concept feasibility studies

  • Value proposition development / value-based pricing

  • Customer focus

  • Brand strategy

  • Go-to-market

Business strategy analysis and development:

  • Strategic planning / roadmap development

  • Scenario planning

  • New business venture definition / feasibility testing

  • Strategy implementation / strategic program management

  • M&A / inorganic growth strategic analysis and process


Business transformation:

  • Process streamlining

  • Business simplification

  • Change management

  • Post-merger integration

  • (Organizational) capability development

  • Organizational restructuring

Interim management

  • Strategic planning

  • Strategic program management

  • Commercial planning