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53 ans


Directeur des Achats

Expériences professionnelles


Oyonnax, France

Transition Purchasing Director

Avr 2021 - Aujourd'hui

Leading main negotiations with raw material suppliers to avoid shortage and price increase during COVID.

Coaching current purchasing team

Purchasing Marketing and introduction of new suppliers

Reviewing competitiveness of non production spends introducing cost reduction initiatives

DTF Medical
Saint-Étienne, France

Transition Purchasing Consultant

Fév 2021 - Avr 2021

Purchasing Diagnostic including performance and people assessment.

Contract negotiation with main suppliers to secure price and deliveries during COVID

Industrie metallurgique
Rouen, France

Transition Purchasing Director

Oct 2020 - Jan 2021

Purchasing assessment and recommandation for french medium size industry.

Sector : Metallurgy

Revenue : 200 Millions €

JTEKT Automotive

Purchasing Director Electronic/Plastic Europe

Avr 2019 - Oct 2019

  • Leading main RFQs in progress for PSA and BMW (steering ECU) and managing the commodity team and spends (8 commodity leaders, 500 Millions euros spend in 2019)

EIPM (European Institute of Purchasing Management Archamps)

Chief Purchasing and Dean Adviser

Oct 2017 - Déc 2018

  • Providing purchasing expertise to clients willing to develop and implement cost reduction initiatives and sourcing in emerging countries.
  • Developing certification programs in strategy/procurement/sourcing with business schools partners in China and Singapore.


Country Head and President

Nov 2015 - Sep 2017

1 Billion Euros – Tier 1 Automotive, Former Visteon ) - (based at Shanghai)

In charge of all activities related to our WOFE in China including Purchasing, Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance, Legal and M&A.

  • Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise opening in Shanghai (Legal, Finance, Staffing)
  • Developing business with Car Makers in Interior Segment in China (RFQ, Tech days..)
  • Leading M&A process to build up partnership and Joint Venture with Chinese Tier 1 Company (80MUSD deal)

From 2015 to 2017, I've been responsible to lead global market survey to identify potential acquisitions in China in order to create a 50/50 JV with REYDEL (Owned by Cerberus equities) and to assess through data room technical, commercial and financial performance to recommend best synergies and to select best partner. Chinese Company identified, approved by the Board and due diligences performed in 2017.


Global Purchasing Director

Mai 2012 - Nov 2015

(1,2 Billion Euros - Tier 1 Automotive) - (based at Shanghai)

Member of the Board of YanFeng Visteon

Member of the Board of our Korean JV (VIK)

In charge of all purchasing activities including Commodity strategy, Program development, plant buyers and SQD reporting to VISTEON CEO.

  • Leading an international team with functional and hierarchic link in matrix organisation
  • France, Spain, Moroco, Russia (40 buyers, 350 MUSD spend)
  • Korea (JV) , China, India, Thailand (50 buyers, 300 MUSD spend)
  • Brazil, Argentina (20 buyers, 150 MUSD spend)
  • Deploying best in class sourcing strategy for main commodities (Plastic, metal, assemblies, electronic, CAPEX) including sourcing injection machines in China and India, raw material downgrading, injection process improvement, tooling design review, shipment cost and packaging optimization
  • Negotiating with key Full Service Suppliers to achieve at least 3% saving on P&L.
  • Launching and leading Make or Buy committees with plants to review best industrial scenario for the Group.
  • Initiating P-30 plan in each factory with R&D, manufacturing, purchasing to analyse each component functionality, redesign product opportunity in order to identify 15% saving/year over 2 rolling years.
  • Developing partnership with suppliers to focus on Innovative and industrial solution on product and process. (Painting process divided by 2, plastic injection and assemblies improved by 30% without investment..)
  • Leading Purchasing Marketing survey in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia to identify new suppliers.
  • Member of the board of both YanFeng/Visteon in China and VIK in Korea. Participating and approving budget, business plan, investments of both Joint Ventures.
  • Staffing and coaching of the purchasing team – Retaining talents and implementing performance indicators for purchasing community and Management. (2.0 Scorecard)


Vice President Supply Chain

Sep 2009 - Avr 2012

(2,5 Billions Euros Division Mediterranean - Wind Energy) - (based at Madrid)

Responsible for all purchases in Europe + LATAM reporting to our COO

  • Implementing from scratch a purchasing organisation and strategy in all key areas (Sourcing, Procurement, Planning, Warehousing, Transport and SQ&D)
  • Leading Purchasing Change Management in a multi cultural environment
  • Launching of International Purchasing Offices in South America (Brazil, Chile)
  • Staffing and training of lead buyers and Supply Chain management Teams in Europe and Latam (129 employees)
  • Managing functionally and/or hierarchically a team of professionals buyers in Europe, Chile, Mexico, Brazil.
  • Leading purchasing synergies within the Group and negotiating contracts and productivity plans for strategic commodities (Services, BoP, components, transport, Indirect, subcontracting..)
  • (Purchasing spend: 1400 M€ in 2011, savings 7.2% in 2011).


Group Purchase Market Director

Juil 2003 - Août 2009

(4,5 Billions Euros - Electrical Appliances) - (based at Singapore)

Responsible for worldwide production purchases reporting to SVP of Purchasing/Logistic. Activities are :

  • Building up of a new purchasing organisation and strategy in accordance with Corporate Policy for main commodities (Plastic, metallic, electronic, moulds, sub-assemblies, cables...) - Staffing each commodity with purchasing expert, defining and deploying commodity strategy on a worldwide basis.
  • Launching of International Purchasing Offices in Singapore and Hong Kong sourcing around 200 MUSD finished goods and electro mechanical assemblies (Alarm, domotic, circuit breakers, sensors..)
  • (10 employees including purchasers, supplier quality officers and finance), Asia (China, Spore, India, HK)
  • Staffing and professionalizing of lead buyers and purchasing managers on three continents (45 employees) with a focus on Chennai and Pune plants in India.
  • Functional manager of all purchasing structures in Asia-Pacific. (70 buyers)
  • Achieving cost reduction initiatives (Purchasing spend: 700 M€ euros in 2008, green savings > 5.5%) and enhancing sourcing in Asia by 50% in two years

INERGY Automotive Systems

Advanced Purchasing Director

Juil 1999 - Juil 2003

(1 Billion Euros – Tier 1 Automotive)

Responsible for worldwide strategic purchases reporting to Purchasing VP. Main responsibilities are :

  • Definition of a worldwide purchasing strategy in accordance with Corporate Policy (Global vs Local)
  • Worldwide sourcing (Europe, Asia, USA) of main purchasing families (Components, electrical engines, cable, connectors, valves..)
  • Leading productivity plan, alliance and co-development with key suppliers and customers
  • Supplier base and spend management (650 Millions euros in 2003, saving > 5 %)
  • Recruitment and supervision of Lead Buyers team on three continents (10 employees) and implementation of new reporting tools.
  • Member of Marketing and R&D steering committee, in touch with customers


Purchasing and logistic Manager

Août 1998 - Juil 1999

(Automotive Industry)

Responsible for purchases coordination with our plant in North America and raw material globalization (carbon, copper). Main aspects were :

  • In charge of the purchasing budget and reporting for our plant in France
  • Supervising Logistic and Purchasing Team (35 people)
  • Leading productivity plan and supplier performance index


Senior Lead buyer

Jan 1996 - Juil 1998

(Electrical Appliances)

Missions in Asia, I was assisting the IPO (International Purchasing Office) in :

  • Local sourcing (Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, India...)
  • Assessing supplier performance with Quality and R&D support (plastic, tools, mechanical assemblies)
  • Leading change and knowledge management in purchasing areas



2006     EIPM (European Institute of Purchasing Management) - Executive Program

2004     INSEAD Asia International Executive Program (Singapore)

2003     Fontainebleau, Princeton US, Shanghai University - INSEAD Global Executive Program

1992     EM LYON - Master's degree in Industrial Marketing

1989     (Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Génie Electrique) - ESIGELEC; Engineering's degree

     Education & Professional Qualifications



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