Fifteen-years experience in Finance, project implementation and team management in the largest book distributor in France, Hachette-livre (2 billion Euros turnover and 7000 employees) which is a subsidiary of the French media group Lagardère.
High achiever in managing all aspects of budgeting, forecasting, expense management and operation.
Implementation of financial and operational management strategies partnering with executive staff.
Solid project management background in Supply Chain field and financial IT solutions improvement.
Proven ability to handle multiple projects and to work in a team environment or independently. Strong communication and computer skills (specifically with Excel), detail oriented, excellent analytical and organization skills
Hachette-Livre distribution center (Maurepas, France) Finance Administration Manager (with effective project m anagement) 2007-2014
Supervise a team of 4 collaborators, guarantor for internal procedures and ensuring an effective interface between the Financial Division and the Supply Chain.
Manage transverse projects in close cooperation with the Supply Chain Director and IT systems management (creation of industrial ranges, optimization of the resupplying process, articles data migration…).
Perform earnings analysis on current projects (cost reduction, productivity growth, flow rationalization, work-flow process improvement).
Develop and deliver forecasting and budgeting tools and processes for the Logistics Division managers to support them in achieving their profitability plans.
Review product costs and contribute to improving cost controls and inventory procedures.
Actively work with managers to develop and monitor action plans for improvement.
Implement dashboards for warehouse staff follow-up (handled volumes and team performances for picking and replenishment activities).
Supervise implementation and improvement of financial software applications in association with the accounting department and IT management.
Conduct advisability and feasibility studies of new projects for the Logistics Division.
Coordinate and supervise all of the project activities (design, coordination meetings, testing phases…) and provide support for final adjustments during the launching process.
Successfully perform within project’s descriptions and plans in line with requirements and in creation of functional specifications.
Provide expert advice for a major project for the design of a unique book’s lifecycle website.
Operation Business Analyst (Logisti cs , Distribution) 2003-2006
In charge of the whole management control process of the returns center based near Paris.
Monitored and provided gap analyses versus budget for the Logistics Division payrolls.
Performed profitability studies and income simulations for new distribution contracts to support commercial bids.
Developed and prepared dashboards (business activity monitoring models) with definition of Key Performance Indicators.
Contributed to audit and improvement of purchase and investment procedures.
Supported the group CFO with accurate and timely work to respond to his financial needs.
Corporate Business Analyst 2000-2003
Managed month and year close processes and corporate reporting to Executive Management.
Prepared forecasts and budgets and investigated gaps between actuals, budget and previous year.
Collected and reviewed budgets and assisted all branches in developing renewal plans.
Performed Cash-flow analysis of all subsidiaries integrated into the consolidation reporting software of the Group (Magnitude by Cartesis).
Rockwool Insulation (Paris, France) Junior Business Analyst 1998-1999
Compiled and analyzed financial information to prepare monthly reporting (turnover:150M€).
Provided support to budgeting and forecasting planning processes.
Participated in financial reporting and statements, amortization and depreciation schedules.
Dashboard production, gap analysis and specific studies.
Intensive English Program at Rice University (Houston)
Project management training : planning, supervision, communication and control (Paris)
Master degree in Corporate Finance at University of Economics (Paris).
Degree in Physics and Material Sciences at University of Sciences (Orléans, France)