A highly effective leader with 20+ years business experience and skills developed in Procurement & Sourcing, Project Management and Contract Negotiation. Able to assess, understand business challenges and achieve results at all levels of the organization. Remains organized while multitasking in a complex, deadline driven work environment. Recognized manager, hands-on attitude, coach, team player and communicator.
CONSULTING Supply Chain Consultant, Europe & USA – Houston Feb 2015 – Present
Consulting and coaching in Supply Chain & Project Management: Supply Chain processes implementation; Strategic Sourcing; Capacity & Capability Audits; Supplier Development & Management; Transformation and Change Management; Corporate Governance & Business Strategy; Contract & Negotiation Techniques; Leadership, People Management & Communication.
SCHLUMBERGER (SLB), Oil & Gas Services, from March 2010 to January 2015
Career progression – hunted as a mid-career when Schlumberger was looking for an experienced professional in Supply Chain. My first role was the P&S Manager in Africa, and after 1½ year I got promoted to a leader role for the Supplier Category Division.
Global Category Supplier Manager, @ SLB – Houston, USA Dec 2011 – Jan 2015
Responsible for the Supply Chain of drilling tools business and the supplier base management.
Procurement & Sourcing Manager, @ SLB – Angola & South Africa Mar 2010 – Nov 2011
Managed purchasing activities of $220M annual dealing with 400 local/area suppliers.
CATERPILLAR (CAT), Construction Equipment, from August 1998 to February 2010
Career progression – hunted at an early stage in my career, when CAT was looking for supply chain expertise from automotive professionals. I climbed up the ladder, changing roles every 2½ years on average, with promotion each time, and experiencing different divisions and responsibilities. I finally reached the role of Purchasing Director overlooking an entire plant.
Director of Purchasing, @ CAT, Global Paving Div. – Paris, France Mar 2006 – Feb 2010
Managed purchasing activities of $200M annual, with 300 suppliers located worldwide; team of 12 buyers
Project Manager, @ CAT, Earth Moving Div. – Grenoble, France Mar 2004 – Feb 2006
Managed cross-functional teams up to 20 suppliers and customers; Led problem-solving actions on sourcing, quality and logistics assignments; developed and coached project leaders; communicated and implemented strategic/operational recommendations; achievements include waste elimination on Supply Chain flow processes, supplier capacity, and components sourcing and availability; results: $1.8M savings in 2005.
Senior Buyer, @ CAT, Earth Moving Div. – Grenoble, France Mar 2002 – Feb 2004
Directed procurement and operations initiatives for the Excavator line; Supervised 4 purchasing analysts and 240 suppliers; Led New Production introductions, sustained supplier development, managed cost reduction projects; Results: achieved 96% Supplier Delivery Performance and $2M cost savings in 2003.
Procurement Supervisor, @ CAT, Earth Moving Div. – Grenoble, France Mar 1999 – Feb 2002
Responsible for Production schedules management, including New Product Introduction components; Supervised 12 material planners and 300 suppliers for three Assembly lines; Achieved 12 turns on $20M.
Distribution Supervisor, @ CAT, Earth Moving Div. – Grenoble, France Aug 1998 – Feb 1999
In charge of plant parts supplies, distribution process improvement and section unit quality certification; directly supervised 30 employees on three shifts for three Assembly lines.
PEUGEOT New Product Engineer, Sochaux / Paris, France May 1996 – Jul 1998
AIR LIQUIDE Field Engineer, Montreal, Canada Apr 1995 – Mar 1996
GEC ALSTHOM Business Liaison Representative, Lagos, Nigeria Oct 1993 – Mar 1995
2007 Executive MBA, International Business Major EM Lyon, France
1993 Mechanical Engineering Polytech’Lille, France
Exchange Program – Project Management McGill Montreal, Canada
2013 Strategic Cost Management Institute of Supply Chain, USA
2004 6 Sigma Black Belt – DMAIC Caterpillar University, USA
French: native language; English: fluent; Italian: very good.
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