in business, management, financing and protection of innovation, project and program management, business development, and I
have successfully coordinated the activities of various departments concerned with the research and development, the
development/improvement of processes and products, the pricing, the sales, and the distribution of products & services. I also have a
proven record in identifying growth opportunities and developing business cases in di????erent sectors such as food, cosmetics, material
sciences, textile, waste recycling and valorisation, etc. I possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to manage
performance and motivate sta???? on an individual and team level. My technology vision and business acumen are combined with a
visionary, creative and positive attitude. I am now looking for a new senior management challenging position in Europe.
Senior Manager Netherlands, France
Since February 2011
Nov 2014 - Present General Manager (SME, 35 employees) Separex - FeyeCon Group - (France)
As General manager I have to implement an organizational change by re-directing the use of resources, business processes and budget allocations. One of the main points was also to implement culture change and to develop a more corporate spirit. I am also overseeing all executive functions, including strategic planning, operations, finance, P&L, marketing, HR and administration. I have increased the turnover by 10% and the R&D activities by 40%. By implementing structural changes to improve the overall performance, I am driving the company toward ISO 90001 certification.
Feb 2012 - Oct 2014 Program Manager "Textile care & Recycling" (SME, 33 employees) FeyeCon D&I - FeyeCon Group - (Netherlands)
I was in charge of the overall management and support for concurrent projects across multiple products. I have liaised with customers, management and my teams. As such, I have developed and commercialized 2 new applications based on super-critical fluids:
- the cleaning of firemen jackets (1st implementation in Belgium)
- the discoloration of polyester textile waste for recycling (Award of the best sustainable process for textile at I.T.M.A. 2015)
I have also driven business developments, by coordinating with R&D and operations on technical details and customer requests.
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012 Research Manager "Separation Sciences" (SME, 33 employees) FeyeCon D&I - FeyeCon Group - (Netherlands)
I have managed R&D teams, while also taking on operational duties (technical support, planning, execution and coordination of scientific experiments and their analysis). I have acquired and managed commercial & subsidized (EU, national) medium and large scale projects (up to 1M€). I have identified new R&D opportunities in the food, algae and cosmetic industries to develop the portfolio of the company. I have also kept up with internal and external developments in SCF and ensured transfer and retention of knowledge.
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAttention to detailAuthenticityAssertivenessCommunicativeCreative thinkingCritical thinkingCuriosityIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeProblem solving
Budget ManagementBusiness Development Negotiation R&D Scientific writingAccount ManagementAnalytical ChemistryISO 9001Public Speakingpeople managementGrant WritingProject ManagementManagement ConsultingKey Account ManagementGrant PreparationChemistryInnovation ManagementTechnological InnovationmanagementStrategic Financial PlanningPerformance ManagementPhysical Chemistrymaterial scienceswaste valorisationrenewablealgaeCosmeticswaste water treatmentSustainable developmenttextile
Skills and Expertise
Research at universitiesManage research projectsSet up research projectsInterpret research results Technology researchLiaise with research teamresearch and developmentphysical chemistryrenewableswaste valorisationPeople managementGeneral office managementexecutive managementCommunicate effectively on different company levelsCommunicate with sponsorCommunicate with investigatorAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorSupervise techniciansSupervise PhD studentsSupervise analysts and researchers Write papersproject managementProgram managementManage budgetsNegotiate budget procurementAdvise on strategyMaintain strong relationshipsDetermine potential relationshipsDevelop business planInterpret analytical results
PhD in analytical and physical chemistry - Specialized in material sciences and nano-materials from Paris VI in 2006
Advanced Master in physical chemistry specialized in nuclear chemistry & chemistry of condensed matter from UPMC (Paris VI) and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (ENSCP, Paris VI) in 2002
Master in physical chemistry Specialized in material sciences from UPMC (Paris VI) in 2001
Training and Certification
How to work in good manufacturing practice (GMP) in 2013 Training
Day to day implementation of Quality Security Environment management policies in 2016 Certification
Concrete approach to French work Law in 2015 Certification
Improve your teaching skills in 2015 Certification
Lead more efficiently professional evaluation interviews of your staff members in 2015 Certification
Venture Capital workshops in 2014 Certification
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