Jan Paul Olijslager
Managing Partner Switzerland
Jan Paul is Managing Partner for Inspired-Search in Switzerland. Inspired-Search is a boutique company active in executive search, recruitment and interim management with a focus on supply chain management, manufacturing, procurement, transport and logistics.
As Managing Partner for Inspired-Search in Switzerland, Jan Paul combines his knowledge and experience in the international supply chain industry with his well-developed interpersonal skills. It is his ambition to find the candidate that meets the requirements of the customer and to assist the candidates he represents with making the right next step in their career.
Jan Paul has 15+ years of experience in the international transport and logistics industry. He has been working with logistics service providers in different roles and he has spent several years assisting international companies (both SME’s and multinationals) to set up warehousing and distribution activities in Europe. During this time it was crucial for him to understand the product, business model, logistics requirements and corporate culture of the companies he worked with and translate the needs of the companies into tailor made supply chain solutions.
Jan Paul has been involved with logistics operations in most verticals in the industry: FMCG, (consumer) electronics, machine parts, fashion and apparel, chemicals, life sciences (both medical devices and pharmaceuticals), aerospace, perishables and others. Moreover, Jan Paul has extensive experience on the different transport modes used: air, ocean, road, rail, barge, parcel and e-commerce.
Jan Paul holds a master degree in public administration from Leiden University.
Before moving to Switzerland Jan Paul has been working out of the Netherlands, South Africa, Hungary and the USA. During his professional life Jan Paul has been working with companies from Europe, the USA and Canada and most countries in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
Activities and other interests
In his spare time Jan Paul loves to travel, sail, dive, ski and he is involved with other (outdoor) activities like mountain biking and gardening.