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     Current job:Project, Quality Assurance, Configuration and Risk Manager
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     KeywordsProject Management Quality Management & Audits Risk Management Configuration Management Process improvement Executive Reporting PMI-PMP Certification Negotiations & Contracting Systems Engineering Qualification - Testing Sup
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    French nationality, Born on 30.11.1971, Mobility France, Germany, Europe

    French and English (Fluent);  German (Conversation level)

     

    PROJECT MANAGER

    (Quality, Risks, Product)

     

    System Engineer offering excellent programme management knowledge in international environment gained through more than 15 years of experience in programme coordination, project management, risk and quality assurance, in international aeronautic and defence programmes. Enterprising, results-oriented and strived for continued improvement and development of new business processes. Proven experience in the preparation, negotiation, planning and implementation of industrial procurements. Collaborative, pro-active, pragmatic and dynamic project leader capable to assemble and motivate cross-functional international teams and optimise partner, supplier and customer relationships. Quickly adaptable to any new environment with very good communication, interpersonal and analytical skills, the following areas of expertise would be worthwhile for any industries:

     

    AREAS OF EXPERTISE

    Project Management

    Quality Management & Audits

    Risk Management

    Configuration Management

    Process improvement      

    Executive Reporting

    PMI-PMP Certification    

    Negotiations & Contracting

    Systems Engineering    

    Qualification - Testing

    Supply chain - Logistic

    Aeronautics & Defence

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2009-Present, OCCAR-EA (Organisation for joint Armament Co-operation), Bonn, Germany

    International Organisation – Defence sector – COBRA Programme - Yearly Budget 16M€

    Project, Quality Assurance, Configuration and Risk Manager

    Drive with all the stakeholders (NATO SuPport Agency (NSPA), EADS, Thales, LMC, Nations) all the transversal management processes related to quality assurance, risk, configuration and project management for the In Service Support (ISS) phase of the COunter Battery RAdar (COBRA) systems contracted by OCCAR-EA on behalf of the Participating States (France, Germany, UK and Turkey).

    Key achievements:

    • Quality/Audits: Participated to the successful ISO 9001:2008 certification of OCCAR-EA Quality Management System (QMS).
    • Negotiations/Contract: Elaboration of tendering documents and execution of an innovative tendering process for the future ISS Contract (2013-2015), leading to the selection of a new Prime Contractor with savings of multimillion Euros by year.
    • Configuration/Qualification/Testing: Assessed all the drawings from the COBRA system, approved hundred engineering change proposals, successfully qualified and accepted several software, supervised the retrofit activities of the 29 COBRA systems.
    • Supply Chain: Improved COBRA system availability (reached 94% vs target of 78%) by enhancing spares and repairs procurement strategy.
    • Risk: Improved risk management maturity level from 67% to 82%.
    • Project Leader:
      • Successful lead the set up of the new ISS Contract (2013-2015) (reached and Overall Level of Performance of 95%).
      • Successful lead the development, qualification and procurement of a multimillion Euros software project for new COBRA System Data Processors.

     

    2004-2009, OCCAR-EA,Bonn, Germany

    International Organisation – Defence sector – TIGER programme – Yearly Budget 600M€

    Risk and Reporting Manager

    Coordinated programme risk management within the TIGER (combat helicopter) programme division and with the Participating States (France, Germany and Spain) and Industries (Eurocopter, MTR, Thales…). Reported to Board of Managers, Programme Committees, Board of Supervisors the TIGER programme progress status, performance indicators and recommendations.

           Key achievements:

    • Risk: Developed and implemented a new risk management process within the TIGER programme division and with all the external stakeholders (Nations, Industries), increasing programme performances and reaching a high risk maturity level (92%). Provided the related training to the staff.
    • Reporting: Implemented a new balanced scorecard system within the programme and defined appropriate key performance indicators, improving programme’s control and monitoring performance.
    • Quality: Set up, managed and coordinated Government Quality Assurance (GQA) following AQAP 2000 standards (ISO 9001:2000) for the TIGER combat helicopter version HAD for France and Spain.

     

    2002-2004, Bureau Trilateral de Programme, Rueil-Malmaison, France

    • Executive Agency  – Defence sector – TRIGAT programme

    Logistic and Documentation Manager

    • Managed the logistics (equipment and documentation) activities for the anti-tank missile system TRIGAT contracted on behalf of the Participating States (France, Germany and United Kingdom).

    Coordinated the qualification activities of the anti-tank missile system.

    Key achievements:

    • Logistic: Acceptance of TRIGAT logistic electronic documentation and logistic equipment.
    • Contract: Defined a strategy for the closure of the TRIGAT programme and got 7M€ price retention.
    • Risk: Set up and monitored a new risk management process including Monte Carlo Simulation in order to get qualification activities achieved on time.
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    1994-2002, Délégation Générale de l’Armement / Direction de la Qualité et du Progrès / Service de la Qualité, Arcueil, France

    • French Defence procurement administration – Defence Sector – Quality Service

    Government Quality Assurance Representative

    • Set up, managed and coordinated Government Quality Assurance at contractor/subcontractor and governmental levels for aeronautic development programmes contracted by French or foreign governments. Prepared and participated as auditor to first AQAP 110 certification audits (ISO 9001:1994 + NATO and configuration management requirements) performed in French defence companies.

    Key achievements:

    • Quality/Audits:AQAP110 certification granted to SAGEM SA Company (France) for military development activities.
    • Qualification/Testing:Qualification and acceptance of 40 Mirage V retrofitted for the Pakistan Air Forceand more than 30 Unmanned Air Vehicles for the Dutch, Danish and French Armies; acceptance of Inertial Navigation Systems; acceptance of mission planning and debriefing systems for Rafale and Mirage 2000 military aircraft.

     

    EDUCATION & TRAINING

    1993-1994,Diplôme Universitaire Supérieur de Technologie spécialité équipements aérospatiaux (Three-year university degree in Aerospace Equipment Technologies). Ecole Technique Normale d’Aéronautique (Aeronautic Technical School), IUT de Ville d’Avray, France

     

    1991-1993, Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie spécialité informatique (Two-year university degree in Computer Science). Ecole Technique Normale d’Aéronautique, IUT d’Orsay, France

     

    Negotiations in English language and international environment

    Risk Management, Quality Management, Quality Audits

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    MS Office, Windows, Access, Lotus Note, Active Risk Manager, ERP Balanced Scorecard, SQL,C, Unix.

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    • Former member in a risk management’s workshop organized by the BNAé (board for aerospace standards) which lead to the publication:

             ‘Programme Management - Guide for the risk control - RG.Aéro 000 39 - ed. A -12/2007’

     


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