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     Date Submitted:19-01-2014
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     Current job:Purchasing Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsManager Engineer Purchasing Satellite Procurement Development Mechanical Contract Suppliers Negotiation Structures Composites Solar Array Mechanisms Bid
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    45 y.o.

    French Nationality

     

     

    ACQUISITION PROJECT MANAGER

    Focal point with the Iridium NEXT satellites Program and any other related programs, for the coordination of a multidisciplinary team of 20 purchasers. Perfect knowledge of the purchased equipment programmatic and contractual obligations. Purchasing responsible for making bid proposals. Strong skills in both Purchasing (6 years; 20M€ per year) and Aerospace Engineering (19 years; 2 patents).

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    THALES ALENIA SPACE: France (LR9)              Apr. 1998 - Today
     
    Acquisition Program Manager & Contract Officer (2012 – Today)
    ·         Reporting to the Purchasing Director for the satellite’s Platform of the Iridium-NEXT constellation Program (81 satellites), ensuring i) the suitability of the resources from the supplier market to the demand from the internal users, ii) the risk management, iii) and the optimization of the procurement mix for the internal users.
    ·         Permanent interface between Buyers and the Program Managers.
    ·         Satellite bid manager for the purchased equipment of the platform.
    ·         Coordinating a purchasing team of 20 procurement officers with the Program’s instructions.
    ·         Responsible for the organization of the Purchase Vet meetings for all the suppliers’ proposals.
    ·         Responsible for the consolidation of the Purchasing financial proposals and coordinating the own share of the different purchasing Segments.
    ·         Contract officer of the main Program’s partner (Orbital Sciences Corp.) for the satellites integration in USA until launch (> 100M$).

     

    Sub-Segment Purchasing Manager         (2007 - 2011)
    ·         Manager for an average multidisciplinary team of 2 to 4 purchasers. Definition of the purchasing strategy and management for the contracting and procurement of all the satellite platform and ground structures, mechanisms, harnesses and thermal control equipment. Focal point with all the Programs and Anticipations covering France & Italy.
    ·         Negotiation of the contractual terms and conditions, involving lawyers and export control experts, always looking for improvement of both performances and maturity of the Customer’s needs.
    ·         Negotiation and implementation of the first Long Term Agreements for mechanisms (MOOG, RUAG) leading to significant cost saving.
    ·         Purchasing manager for the Gokturk program “AIT Center” suppliers’ subcontract implementation.

     

    ·         Definition of road-map and strategy in my purchasing segment in order to optimize the panel of suppliers, either by securing with new entrance more competitive or by single sourcing thanks to the volume.
    ·         Providing support for audit, and leading the strategic business review with suppliers.
    ·         Involvement in the construction of the purchasing families for Thales Corporate in the spirit of mutualization between the entities.

     

    Satellite Solar Array Engineering (1998 – 2006)

    ·         Solar Array bid proposal: Telecom (medium p/f, Globalstar-2), navigation (Galileosat), scientific & observation (Pleïades, Aeolus, EGPM, SMOS, Cryosat2, etc.)

    ·         Accustomed to holding reviews with institutional and state customers (DGAC, ESA, CNES)

    ·         Contribution to the company’s strategy definition for obtaining the financial “geographical return distribution” (GEODIS) from European Space Agency by implementing a business partnership.

    ·         S.A. Light Panel Substrates development & qualification Project Manager under ESA contract with PATRIA (Finland). Early production follow-up for scientific (Pleïades/Lisa Pathfinder) and Telecom (Ciel-2/W2A/W7) satellites.

    ·         MELCO (Japan) S.A. substrates development & qualification Project Manager – In use on Telecom high power platform (Solarbus).

    ·         MICROSAT substrates development & qualification Project Manager.

    ·         Solar Array Mechanical Architect (PROTEUS, SPOT5/HELIOS2)

    ·         S.A. panel and yoke structures Procurement Manager (EADS, MELCO, PATRIA)

    ·         Pyrotechnic damping device specification, development & qualification Project Manager – In use on Telecom satellites. International Patent obtained (EPO #EP1095853).

     

    EUROCOPTER: France                 Feb. 1990 - Apr. 1998
    Helicopter Flight Controls

    ·         Engineering development manager on NH90 helicopter

     

    Helicopter Fuselage structure and mechanisms design & development manager

    ·         Composite structure (NH90, Tigre, Super-Puma MK2)

    ·         Helicopter cabin layout study considering all the systems (NH90)

    ·         Fuselage internal protective covering against shock

    ·         Anti-crash structure. International Patent obtained for an energy absorber device that automatically adapts to its supported weight (US #8,342,300).

    ·         Requirements definition and management of the supplier to design and manufacture the folding actuator for the NH90 helicopter tail boom.

    ·         Multinational data management of mass & balance breakdown for NH90 helicopter (Fokker, Eurocopter Germany, Agusta)

     

    DASSAULT AVIATION: France             Sep. 1988 – Feb. 1990
    Fighter fuselage structure

    ·         Forming tool design and machining program for the Rafale fuselage

    ·         Team trainer on CAD software for tool machining program

    ·         Component design study for Mirage 2000

     


    EDUCATION

     

    1996 :         Graduate Master’s Degree in Engineering from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) with jury’s mention.

     

    SPECIFIC TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

     

    Software:  Microsoft Windows applications, CATIA V4/V5 CAD (design).

     

    Software Program : Pascal, Basic, robotic (Val2, Num760), 3D Solid Dynamics Simulator software (SDS), CATIA V4 CAD (machining program).

     

    ADDITIONAL PERSONNAL INFORMATION

     

    Language:  French, native language

    English, fluent

                       Spanish, basic knowledge

     

    Hobbies:     Rowing (Thales’ club president), mountain bike, swimming, hiking, trip


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