Title: Sales and Operational Planning Director
Company: Personal Care Europe, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ)
Location: Wijster, Netherlands
Toting two decades of experience in business administration, Herma J. Bouwer has spent the past six years as the operational planning director of Personal Care Europe, which is part of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ). The consumer goods company is a leading global hygiene and forest products producer. They offer personal care products like baby diapers and wet wipes, consumer tissue products like toilet paper and napkins, and forest products like pulp and renewable energy. Ms. Bouwer became involved in her profession because she enjoys observing changes in products over time. In her current role, she deals with supply and demand, sales, new products and team development.
Ms. Bouwer attributes her success in the field to her goal-oriented nature and respect for others. As a manger, she is always engaging in team development by striving for improvement and sharing knowledge. Ms. Bouwer also enjoys working with other countries and cultures. Looking toward the next five years, she would like to move into a direct leadership role, either within her company or with another company.
In preparation for her career, Ms. Bouwer earned a master’s degree in business administration and information technology from Universiteit Twente in 1995. When she isn’t working, she enjoys swimming, running, tennis, cooking, and traveling.