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About Me

Passionate about people development, HR Change Leader, I believe in building an employee experience that has a positive impact on the performance of the business. I have had experiences in various industries including Manufacturing environnements, that gave me an ability to reinforce the value of diversity.

Experience

Global Human Resources Director

Jaeger-LeCoultre
June 2011 to August 2018
  • Operations in more than 25 countries around the world and a fully integrated Manufacture in Switzerland for a total of 1850 employees.
    HR Team of 14 people and matrix reportings in countries
  • Create and implement an ambitious, engaging and unique HR Strategy including Internal Communication supporting the growth and the transformation of the Brand worldwide reducing TO from 11% to 7.5%
  • Create robust and innovative HR processes in Hiring, Sourcing and Integration to deliver a growth of +65% in Headcount over 4 years and the opening of 75 boutiques all around the world
  • Launch a WW Learning Management System using e-learning modules, COOC, Certifications, videos but also World Class Training courses lot deliver a comprehensive Training experience while also leading to a reduction of 70% in costs for basics (IT, languages, etc...)
  • Conduct the digitalisation of HR in all areas using SAP, Success Factors, General Assembly, Cornerstones, etc... focusing on the Employee/Candidate Experience and the overall efficiency of the function
  • Continuously advise and lead within the Executive Committee on redesign of structures to move from Product centric to Client centric, from Wholesale to Omnichannel, to introduce lean Manufacturing, or while creating the digital Marketing expertise within of the Brand
  • Support an aggressive and ambitious internal mobility and people development strategy with more than 60% of position filled from internal.
  • Design a Job Mapping and manage flexibility in Manufacturing to reduce redundancy exposure both short term and long term

Head of Human Resources, Europe and Black Sea

Louis Dreyfus Commodities
October 2008 to May 2011
  • 650 people in the Region
    HR Team of 6 people in Switzerland and Germany
  • Introduction of HR KPIs to monitor the activity and influence decision of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the selection process for Trainee Traders, extension of the process to new schools and improvement of tests
  • Identification of new sourcing to support high recruitment activity
  • Development of new training initiatives supporting cultural switch
  • HR Representative for Due diligence and integration following the acquisition with people assessment in the existing teams, recruitment and mobility arbitrage, introduction of HR Processes
  • Introduction of soft skills training such as presentation skills, negotiations skills and management trainings – Led to the creation of an academy
  • Transfer of 80 people from France to Switzerland with a success rate of 70%, social plan in France and high recruitment activity in Switzerland to re-build specialised teams

Human Resources Director, AIG Europe France

AIG (American International Group)
January 2004 to September 2008
  • Operation of 300 people
    HR team of 6 people
  • Reposition the HR Function as part of the Exec Committee, providing expertise in Talent Acquisition, Organisational Design and People Development
  • Re-design the Organisation to invest in Mid-Size Business with Organisational Design and Talent Management. Hire new set of skills and integrate them into the organisation with new HR Processes
  • Launch a new business targeting Personal Lines/Small business leading to new talent sourcing, new compensation schemes, new integration processes
  • Implementation of new HRIS (PeopleSoft). Member of the Steering Committee at European level
  • Manage employee relations with 3 different unions represented
  • Creation of a dynamic Talent management process with active training initiatives

European HR Manager, Compensation, Benefits and Expatriates

AIG (American International Group)
September 2000 to February 2004
  • Supporting close to 60 different companies in about 16 countries for a total of 3000 employees spread in different businesses General Insurance, Life insurance, Financial Services and Asset Management
  • Promote and guide harmonisation of Benefits within the different European entities, both West and Central/Eastern Europe of AIG Group with very different level of legislation but also maturity and size of operations both in countries and within countries
  • Review and harmonise the pension schemes in Switzerland which led to significant savings and better benefits
  • Lead and manage approval of the whole European Compensation review process
  • Manage the introduction of the Euro currency in all involved countries
  • Negotiate the replacement of Defined Benefits Plans by Defined Contribution plans in each country.
  • In preparation of my next step:
    - Create the Benelux structure with the European senior management and the new general manager
    - Act as HR Manager for Denmark for one year.

Management Associate (HiPo Program), Compensation and Benefits

AIG (American International Group)
December 1998 to August 2000
  • As part of the High potential program, high exposure to Senior Executives of AIG Inc in the US and AIG Companies in Europe.
  • Develop a calculation tool to Value Stock Options in a recruitment process leading to significant savings
  • Re-design the Company Car policy for Western Europe, including negotiation with leading Leasing Companies to secure a saving of 10% on european costs for cars
  • Develop a tool to register all Benefits and their associated costs in Europe

European Compensation and French Payroll Manager

Case Europe
August 1996 to December 1998
  • Over 6000 people in Europe with several plants mainly in France, UK and Germany.
  • Design of a new variable compensation scheme for European Sales People following new organisation
  • Participation in the selection process of HRIS system – Peoplesoft and definition of the action plan for Europe
  • Hay Method Specialist for all European sites, including Manufacturing
  • Started as French compensation, supporting French manufacturing Sites, but soon became European Compensation on top of Managing French Payroll (more than 3000 employees on two different payrolls sets)

Education

HR as a coach

Otherwise9 Geneva
2018

Digital Leadership Program

IMD Lausanne
2017

Leadership - New Dimension

IMD Lausanne
2013

From Vision to Execution

AIG Inc, NYC
2007

CIFFOP - DESS Human Resources Management

Paris II - Assas
1994 to 1995

Skills

  • Change Management
  • Drive and Energy
  • Influencing skills
  • People Development
  • Vision and Execution
  • Learning Culture
  • Talent Management
  • Comp&Ben
  • Employee Experience
  • Employer Branding
  • French (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • German (Notions)