Chief Procurement Officer
Veolia Environmental Services
-In charge of Procurement strategy and implementation framework for the expected business transformation, including deployment of ERP’s (Oracle, SAP) in pilot countries.
-Structured the global Procurement organization to provide direct support to local operations while achieving significant transversal synergies on categories and projects.
-Created and led the Purchasing Executive Committee with Procurement VP’s.
-Developed relevant metrics of purchasing activities to raise internal perception, increase compliance and consistently deliver the expected cost reduction plans of 360 Mi€ / 5 years.
-Established Purchasing development roadmaps to focus on higher-value, higher-impact areas of spend in 4 Bi€ worth of operational expenses, and capital expenditures.
-Deployed web-enabled tools to improve spend analysis and performance follow-up.
-Defined best practices, tools and systems to improve significantly procure-to-pay processes.
-Organized Purchasing Training for staff and internal stakeholders.
-Initiated vendor development plans based on risk assessment and continuous improvement.
-Integrated Procurement into new business acquisition cycle with Sales and Marketing.
-Promoted and enforced Corporate Social Responsibility into Purchasing to meet customer demands and enforce the highest standards for professional integrity and business ethics.
-As a result, Purchasing managed spend rose from 0.6 to 2 Bi€ in 5 years while compliance improved from 50 to 90%. In the meantime, strategic supplier base was reduced by 50%.