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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
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     Date Submitted:18-06-2014
     Last Modified:18-06-2014 (01:40)
    Job information
     Current job:Consultant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProject management, Quality management, Bid management, Purchasing and Supply chain management, customer relationship management and customer care.

    Main Skills in the aerospace industry and consultancy

    Management of the supply chain and of international purchases and exchanges

    Analysis and diagnosis of requirements and practices from company sites, reconciliation and transfer of predictions to suppliers

    Strategic planning: conception, implementation, monitoring, coordination, evaluation and improvement of long-term purchasing policies,

    End to end management of Requests for proposals: requirements reconciliation, management of the tender, selection of competitors, awarding, negotiation of terms and conditions and of litigations

    Market survey and intelligence, seeking of business opportunities: providers, products et new technologies, make or buy trade off and decisions with internal customers, research of design improvements

    Suppliers management and appraisal, optimisation of the preferred supplier panel, strategic suppliers development, animation thru multifunctional teams and key performance indicators

    Optimisation of costs and expenses: cost of ownership, quality, delays, exchange conditions, risks and property transfers with process mapping and streamlining

    Contribution to the overall company purchasing management: process mapping, improvement of the information system including harmonization of all practices in the different sites

    Management of critical deliveries (critical equipments under licences, high reliability units).

    International projects management

    Requirement and contract analysis extraction of top drivers, participation to the bid/no bid decision

    Design an planning of the development, verification and test plan,

    Preparation of technical and management proposals

    Negotiations: internal and with customers (plans, budgets, contracts)

    Kick-off preparation after program award from customer

    Planning and coordination of projects: interventions of various participants, internal providers, customer care in operations and team operational management

    Support of customers to the preparation of business plans and product plans from market analysis up to costs predictions

    Preparation of sales: operations plans and proposals, prospects

    Product assurance and quality management

    Requirement and contract analysis extraction of top drivers, collection and analysis of best quality management practices

    Conception the overall quality management system including configuration and traceability: implementation, monitoring, evaluation and improvement

    Conception et preparation of applicable standards and norms

     Suppliers quality survey: inspections and audits, propositions of improvements, application survey (cost assessment and trade-offs)



     From 2010: Consultant

     Consultancy in industrial organisation, free lance

     1991 to 2010: EADS ASTRIUM Group Toulouse,  Space system manufacturer

    2003 - 2010: Commodity manager (100p)

    Supply Chain Management Division

    1997 - 2003: Process manager satellites (500p)

    In the proposal department satellite in Bid situation, Telecommunications Directorate France

    Satellites un development, Telecommunications Directorate France

    1995 - 1997: Manufacturing, assembly, integration and test manager (500p)

    Assembly and tests satellites scientific payloads, Operational directorate France

    1994 - 1995: Verification and test manager (200p)

    Ground systems, embedded computer software and network Directorate

    1991 – 1994:Product assurance manager (100p)

    Product Assurance Directorate

    1989 to 1990: BUREAU VERITAS/VERIDATAS Toulouse agency (20p), Quality management consultancy

        Consultant quality in software quality assurance

       1987 to 1988: CAP GEMINI Toulouse agency (120 p), Computer and information systems consultancy and services

       Software development engineer 



      2013: MS Degree Management, IAE Toulouse

      2009: MBA Consulting Management, TBS Toulouse

      2005: MSc Degree, logistics, purchase and international exchanges, TBS Toulouse

      1986: MS Degree in computer science, Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse


    Other professionnal experiences

    2007 – 2008: Author of professionnal books in indutrial organisation, WEKA Editions

    2006 – 2008: Trainer in indutrial organisation, TBS Toulouse and Tarn Chamber of Commerce

    1987 – 1988: Trainer in computer science industrielle, CNAM Toulouse

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