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25 years experience in Logistics and Indirect purchasing working with transport companies, retaiers, industrials and consulting groups.
My preferred environment : international, positive challenging, multicultural


Head of indirect procurement/ responsable achats indirects

KINGFISHER PLC (Castorama, Brico Dépot, B&Q, Screwfix)
Depuis Juin 2012
  • Highly accomplished head of indirect procurement with a strong experience in Logistics operations management.
    Committed to :
    - promote professional and mature sourcing practices in all operating companies of the group
    - build strong relationship with stakeholders to prepare sourcing plan, understand and challenge requirements, achieve high impact negotiations
    - create value for money and value for business
    - think differently and propose alternative and breakthrough scenario when appropriate
    - ensure recommended solutions are deployed and delivering expected savings and service levels
    Managing team of group purchasing managers in France and UK and coordinating initiatives with Goods not for resale (GNFR) local teams
  • Sourcing initiatives at Group or Operating Company level leveraging when relevant volumes of the 8 operating companies
    Supporting centralization strategy working closely with stakeholders
    => Building 2/3 years sourcing program at european level
    => Capture and analyze spend through spend management tool
    => 100 % sourcing initiatives managed using e-sourcing tool (neogrid)
    => Working closely with Finance to track savings and impact budgets
    - LOGISTICS £ 320m
    Warehousing / Cross docking and distribution
    Fleet management and delivery to home services
    Seafreight and inbound transport , both road and combined road/rail solutions across Europe
    Supporting Supply chain stakeholders in distribution network organizations and best in class sourcing practices.
    Recent achievements : warehousing and distribution in Russia and Spain, Inbound transport for all operating companies.
    - MARKETING : £200m
    Paper and print, Catalogue distribution, Media buying, Point of sales
    - BUSINESS SERVICES : £ 150m
    Cleaning, Security, Waste Management
    Financial services, Cash in transit

    Managing team of group purchasing managers in France and UK and coordinating initiatives with Goods not for resale (GNFR) local teams
  • Managed 3/4 key accounts in Automotive, FMCG, chemical and pharmaceutical industries
    delegating their indirect spend to IBM, acting as an extension of their own Purchasing teams.
    Coordination of purchasing teams across Europe (Travel, facilities management and MRO, IS IT, Logistics, Business services).
    Ensuring delivery of the sourcing projects (timing, process, communications, savings)
    Forecasting customers revenue and costs (resources,tools, etc)
    Advising customers on their strategic sourcing working together to identify best opportunities
    Prepared and led steering committee
    Reporting to both IBM Europe and US.


Mai 2005 à Janvier 2010
  • Managing purchasing teams (7/8 buyers) and projects on
    Logistics and packaging categories (2 years)
    Facilities management/MRO/Capex (2 years)
    Supporting Industrial customers in Europe (Faurecia, Ipsen, Rhodia, Technicolor, Bongrain, Jarden, Schneider Electric...) delegating spend to IBM


Mars 2002 à Mai 2005
  • Management of 16 logistics sites in France (200 people) in chemical product distribution
    Managing transport, packaging and HSE departments
    Defined and optimized distribution strategy in coordination with Sales and procurement teams
    Managed budget : 25 M€
    Significantly reduced transport costs (1,2 M€) reorganizing distribution scheme and temporary employment spend (600K€)
    Led a project (layout, costs, authorizations) for new site gathering activities of 4 sites in Lyon area with Seveso classification


Mai 1998 à Mars 2002
  • Working for New Generation telecommunications Service Provider (mainly optical fiber, GSM, UMTS)
    Defining, budgeting and delivering International Logistics solution for Customers in Europe and MEA.
    Auditing and negotiating with Logistics suppliers in countries
    On site Country Survey to assess logistics/Customs constraints


Mai 1998 à Mai 1999
  • Consultant on the Logistics and Purchasing modules of Oracle Applications ERP
    Leading dedicated or multi-customers presentations and training sessions for customers project teams


Juin 1995 à Mai 1998
  • Internal audit of stores, warehouses, production or distribution subsidiaries in Europe and Asia

Transport operations management roles

Multiple (see details)
1991 à 1995
  • Working in transport operations with Norbert Dentressangle, SAMAT Group and Eurotunnel



1987 à 1989


  • indirect procuremeznt
  • high impact negotiations
  • logistics
  • Marketing:business service
  • Facilities management/MRO
  • TCO approach
  • E-sourcing tools
  • project management
  • logistics network design
  • logistics operations management
  • cost optimization
  • Influencing stakeholders
  • identify opportunities
  • multicultural
  • building trust


  • 2Oth century designers
  • kayak, ski, fitness