NADIA BAMIK

Senior Financial Manager
 Authorized to work in US
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

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.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
  •  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
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • 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. 

 

EDUCATION 
  • 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)
  •  Scientific Baccalaureate Degree (Bourges, France).

 

LANGUAGES AND SKILLS
  •  French : native ; English : fluent (TOEIC Listening and reading score: 910 ie 92%); Spanish : basic writing ; Arabic : spoken
  •  High level of proficiency in Excel, Visual Basic, manage ERP, Harry (queries), Cognos BI
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