Sep 2007 - Present
Manager Environment, Health & Safety
Rio Tinto / Aluminium Dunkerque
General management of all Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) issues for a primary aluminium smelter holding ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications and operating 24/7 with 650 direct employees and 300 permanent subcontractors.
Responsibility for the relations with the administrative authorities (local government representations, environmental police, labour inspection, etc.), communities (municipalities, Liaison Committees, NGOs, etc.), employee representatives (health & working conditions commission) and subcontractors.
Rolling-out of the Rio Tinto policies and programmes ; animation of the plant EHS network ; operational EHS involvement (incident and accident management ; Industrial Hygiene programme ; environmental monitoring programme ; accident prevention ; shop-floor audits ; etc.) ; management of the ISO and OHSAS certifications ; assistance to operations ; etc.
Member of the plant’s Executive Committee. Management of 6 direct reports and 12 functional reports.
Apr 2005 - Aug 2007
Manager Continuous Improvement & Quality
Alcan - Aluminium Dunkerque
Management of the plant’s Continuous Improvement (CI) program: roll-out of Alcan policies and programs; CI training management (including Black Belt and Green Belt) ; CI portfolio management (minimum 50 projects ahead, representing an EVA potential of 2,5 M€) ; project execution follow-up (minimum 2,4 M€ EVA per year) ; reporting and communication.
Management of the plant’s Total Quality program: coordination of the Total Quality Management System; management of the internal and external audit programs.
Coordination of the plant’s 5-year project: vision; objectives (plant / department / teams / individuals); key performance indicators and performance reviews; meeting animations; organisation of celebrations; etc.
Transversal missions: management “on-duty” turns; structured safety inspections; managerial audits; etc.
Member of the plant’s Executive Committee. Management of 8 direct reports and 34 functional reports (including 4 Black Belts and 21 Green Belts).
Jul 2002 - Mar 2005
General Manager EHS
Pechiney / Alcan - Coega Aluminium Smelter
Management of all environment, health and safety (EHS) issues for the design, construction and operation of a greenfield aluminium smelter to be built in South Africa (investment: 2,200 M€): interface with South African authorities and project investors; coordination of plant policies and programs; management impact studies and permits; risk analyses (equipment and operations); insurance program; medical service (operational 24/7); training and audits; monitoring programs; prevention plans; ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications; etc.
Creation and management of the EHS Department: 7 direct reports, based in France and South Africa. Responsible for the design and implementation of an EHS Information System (using SAP), to be used ultimately by all the Group’s aluminium smelters.
Member of the project’s Executive Committee.
“Coega Aluminium Smelter” project frozen after the takeover of Pechiney by Alcan.
Oct 2000 - Jun 2002
Pechiney - Corporate Human Resources
Recruitment and career management for the Aluminium Sector’s “engineering” profiles: 80 recruitments worldwide per year (excluding North America).
Transversal missions: audit and restructuring of HR departments; establishment of international headhunting partnerships; choice and implementation of a new application management IS (processing of 2000 applications / month); etc.
Mar 1994 - Jan 2000
Environmental project management for the construction of new toll roads (370 km launched in 6 years): environmental impact assessments and permits coordination; public participation program organization; construction activity monitoring; etc.
Design and implementation of the company’s environmental strategy and policy (2,300 employees; 1,400 km in operation). Technical assistance to the operational departments. Member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Jul 1990 - Mar 1994
Scientific and technical consulting for the industry: sale and realization of technical market studies, organization of R&D programs, technology transfers, etc.
Management of the company’s accounting, financial and legal aspects.