Work History

Work History
Jun 2004 - Apr 2009

Operations Manager

StonCor Europe
  • Achievements:

- Reduced the DOI by 5% (from 68 down to 64 days)

- Reduced the Left-Overs reconciliation lead-time by 33% (from 18 down to 12 days)

- Consolidated a 25% volume increase to 10,000+ tons/y

- Increased the accuracy of the 2.5 M€ inventory to >98%

- Increased the on-time delivery of 560 shipments/months to 12+ countries to >98%

- Streamlined a 14M€ procurement budget

  • Main Projects:

- Spearheaded the implementation of an ERP (Baan): Trained end-users from 7 countries, designed and tested of customizations

- Designed and customized internet tools to enhance the productivity of the sales force and sales administration (online quotations, activity follow-up ...), and to improve the customer service (Product Data Sheets, MSDS)

- Designed and initiated a laboratory to produce Stonhard Floor samples to improve the customer service

- Member of the StonCor REACH Compliance Team

  • Main activities:

- Responsible for the Supply-Chain at the European Distribution Centre with the lead of a team of 13 people in charge of procurement from internal and external suppliers, warehousing and logistics

- Responsible for the Technical Support for the Stonhard product line with Pre-Sales and Customer Service (GSK, Coca-Cola, Airbus, Sanofi-Aventis...), Training of the sales force, Creation of EU Product Data Sheets

- Responsible for the onsite customer quality issues

Sep 2000 - May 2004

Operations Manager

Stonhard France
  • Achievements:

- Strengthened the Risk Management with the identification of the high-risk customers

- Conceived and delivered new working procedures for a restructured General Organization and project follow-up

  • Main activities:

- Responsible for the Technical Support, with Pre-Sales and Customer Service, and Training of the sales force and the installation crews

- Responsible for the onsite legal expertises

- General organization

Jan 1999 - Aug 2000

Project Engineer

  • Spearheaded the Erection and the start-up of a bioethanol distillery (25 M€ project)

- Responsibility of the planning follow-up

- Coordination of the subcontractors

- Responsibility of the check-out, commissioning and water test

  • The contact with the local contractors and the training and supervision of the local production team required to be fluent in Spanish within 3 months
Sep 1995 - Dec 1998

Project Engineer

  • Projects includes

- Energy (cogeneration design)

- Pulp & Paper (impact study)

- Bioethanol distillation (new plant and revamping)


Sep 1992 - Aug 1995


Lille University

Influence of the temperature and the constitution of the composite on the damage mechanisms of composite pipes and vessels under various pressure laws.

Sep 1991 - Aug 1992


Lille University

Application of the fracture mechanics to shock tests onto glass fiber reinforced polypropylene samples.



Logistics and supply-chain

Project management

Team management

Managed a supply-chain team, in charge of purchasing, warehousing & inventory management, and logistics