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.

  • Strategy: Implemented strategic sourcing plans for drilling tools and services; Defined the product centers procurement strategy with the Supply Chain VP; Reduced the supplier base by 20%.
  • Contract Management: Responsible for $300M spend annual; Identified and implemented sourcing contractual agreements; Led contract negotiations; Secured capacity in growing markets and peak demands.
  • Cost Reduction: Achieved $15M savings over 3 years.
  • Business Allocation: Secured capacity and set allocation to guarantee 100% procurement availability.
  • Procurement: Achieved 97% On-Time delivery, 21% improvement on Quality, tools per job from 8 to 6.
  • Vendor Management: Established business expectations with strategic suppliers; Implemented supplier development activities; Led audits and action plans on suppliers’ processes; Engaged 100% of suppliers.
  • Lean Projects: Developed and successfully implemented projects; Skilled in 6 Sigma DMAIC process; Reduced Lead-Time by 22%; Engaged Total Cost of Ownership initiatives.
  • Customer Focus: Led quarterly reviews with VPs; Created communication process with Customers; Improved Customer Satisfaction by 32%.


Procurement & Sourcing Manager, @ SLB – Angola & South Africa               Mar 2010 – Nov 2011

Managed purchasing activities of $220M annual dealing with 400 local/area suppliers.

  • Purchasing Team: Restructured the Purchasing team around Procurement, Sourcing and Projects.
  • Leadership: Organized, recruited, motivated, developed and coached a team of 22 people, on 3 locations.
  • Supplier Base: Designed procurement by Category; Set contract, development plan, KPI & Audit reviews.
  • Supplier Management: Managed sourcing plans, supplier consolidation reduced by 20%.
  • Logistics: Led execution of equipment transportation, controlled budgets and managed freight forwarders.
  • Cost Management: Engaged cost reduction activities; Savings of $6.7M in 2010, and $10.2M in 2011.
  • People Management: During the post-acquisition integration of Oil Services Companies (Smith and M-I Swaco), implemented Operational and Cost-Reduction programs, leading to synergies savings of $2M+.


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

  • Corporate procurement projects: Formalized business unit supply chain strategy and structured global governance with regional directors; Worked with European Operations Vice-President to build the procurement strategy with initiatives on Supplier Response Time, Total Cost of Ownership and Resource Allocation program.
  • Organizational transformation: Designed, implemented and animated a new procurement organization.
  • Strategic review: Prepared Common Goals, business performance and strategic reviews at business unit level; Defined supplier base matrix; Secured supplier capacity and viability.
  • Execution: Conducted Lean analysis, logistics lead time management and process optimization; Led full review of procurement deployment, sourcing operations and cross-functional decision making process; Achieved $3M cost savings in 2009; Results: 20% Supplier base reduction in two years.
  • Leadership: Developed employees through Succession planning organization and specific trainings.


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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