Expert in Aerospace, Defense and Industrial Contracts, Negotiation, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
Expert ID: 730859 Canada
As leader and Managing Director of his consulting firm, Expert leads cross-functional expert teams in defining and executing critical and high-stakes projects in contracts, supply-chain and customer support for Fortune 500 aerospace, industrial and consulting Groups. The firm has deployed over 25 projects in 4 different continents in 2015.
Expert piloted the sourcing, contracts drafting and negotiations for 3 new aircraft programs, achieving substantial cost reductions through partnership sourcing approach. He also built and managed a Group managing structural partnerships worldwide and centralized all after-sales services procurement activities for the aircraft flying.
As Vice-President and managing a procurement organization of 500 people in 31 countries, Expert transformed 50 autonomous Cement, Aggregates, Concrete and Gypsum tactical organizations into an optimized center-led strategic lever of value-creation for the Group, achieving 200M$ of savings and implementing commodity sourcing. Under his tenure as Marketing and Strategy Director for a 500M$ Cement business, the business grew its net margin by over 20%, through pricing discipline, the launch of Value-Selling and Market-Share Optimization programs and the creation of 2 new products in an undeserved segment.
As CPO for a defense and security company, he managed the end-to-end supply-chain, implemented planning and commodity sourcing, build contract discipline and templates and sourced 3 integrated intelligence aerial and land-based platforms.
He has owned a consulting business for several years.
|Year: 2004||Degree: MBA||Subject: Marketing and International Business||Institution: McGill University|
|Year: 1993||Degree: L.LL||Subject: Commercial Law||Institution: University of Ottawa|
|Years: 2012 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Managing Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for all business development, network partner recruiting and overall management of his firm. He also performs consulting services on contracts, strategic sourcing and procurement transformation. Expert provides expert advisory services to industrial groups, investments firms and consultancies on aerospace and construction materials suppliers market structure and business models.|
|Years: 2011 to 2012||Employer: AGT International GmbH||Title: Chief Procurement Officer||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for all supply-chain activities within the AGT network of companies globally, a fast-growing B2G defense and security Group. His role was to design, implement and manage a global contracts, procurement and supply-chain function in support of AGT's phenomenal growth (4B$ of sales backlog). With his team of 100 professionals in 6 countries, key missions was to leverage the synergies between projects, position procurement upstream in the sales process and establish scalable processes to support the future growth.|
|Years: 2007 to 2011||Employer: Lafarge Group S.A.||Title: Zone Vice-President of Procurement, Europe, Middle-East and Africa||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was brought into this role to define and implement centralized purchasing organizations in EMEA to leverage synergies and reduce costs on a total spend of 8B$. He managed a team of 4 Regional Vice-Presidents with a total organization of 500 sourcing and procurement professionals in 30 countries (300 direct line), regrouping 55 Business Units.|
|Years: 2003 to 2007||Employer: Lafarge Group S.A.||Title: Director of Marketing and Strategy||Department: Cement Division||Responsibilities: He was in charge of all marketing and strategy for the 500M$ Cement Northeast Business Unit of Lafarge, including business development, product management and non-traditional sales. His main mission was transforming a relationship-based sales process into a value-selling one, through pricing leadership and discipline, market share increase, product portfolio management and the launch of new products.|
|Years: 1995 to 2003||Employer: Bombardier Inc. Aerospace Group||Title: Director of Procurement, Contracts and Strategic Sourcing||Department:||Responsibilities: In his ultimate position, Expert was responsible for consolidating all after-sales sourcing and procurement activities for 4000 business, regional and amphibious aircraft. He managed a team of 80 purchasing professionals worldwide, $6 million operating budget and purchases over $800 million per year. Prior to that, he led the major negotiations and contracts team, created a new department to manage structural partnerships and managed procurement on several aircraft programs.|
|Years: 2016 to 2018||Employer: Cenovus Energy Inc.||Title: V.P Procurement and Supply-Chain Management||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for all sourcing, procurement, logistics and Materials Management for the largest Canadian Oil Sands company with a market value of $20B|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2007 to 2010||Country / Region: Western Europe / Eastern Europe||Summary: Was in charge of all procurement activities, both strategic and operational, for Lafarge in Western Europe and had to both manage a team and spend significant time in-country. The main countries were France, UK, Spain, Italy, Greece, Austria, Germany, Poland, Romania and Russia|
|Years: 1998 to 1999||Country / Region: Japan||Summary: Was in charge of the strategic relationship with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and opened and managed an office and a cross-functional team in Japan.|
|Years: 2007 to 2012||Country / Region: Middle-East / North Africa||Summary: Was in charge of all procurement activities, both strategic and operational, for Lafarge in MENA and had to both manage a team and spend significant time in-country. The main countries were Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and the United Emirates. Expert also managed significant team for AGT in the UAE. who were managing all in-country contracts, procurement and logistics activities. He also managed a significant team and business partners in Israel.|
|Years: 2008 to 2010||Country / Region: Africa||Summary: Was in charge of all procurement activities, both strategic and operational, for Lafarge in Sub-Sahara Africa and had to both manage a team and spend significant time in-country. The main countries were Cameroun, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Zambia|
|Years: 1994 to 2007||Country / Region: North America||Summary: Managed several procurement and commercial organizations in Canada and the United States, both in the East Cost and the Midwest.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Served as expert witness in international aerospace contract litigation, providing brief and testimony expertise in procurement contract policies and interpretation, market forecast for certain aircraft programs and comparison between certain aircraft types.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Procurement Negotiation Training - Bombardier Aerospace
Procurement Negotiation Training - Lafarge
Mastering Unconventional weapons of Negotiations to gain a sustainable edge
|Strategic Sourcing for Aircraft Programs, both design and build and built-to-print (Engines, Avionics, Fuel, Landing Gear, Hydraulics, Brakes, Tires, Electrical, Structures)
Strategic Sourcing for Military Intelligence Aircraft (Aircraft, ELINT, SPS, COMINT, Radios, LOROP, EOP, Missionization, Satcom...)
Strategic Sourcing for Technology Equipment (Radars, Sonars, Cameras...)
Strategic Sourcing for OPEX commodities in Heavy Industry (Refractory bricks, grinding media, chemical additives, Chrome VI treatment, electricity, coal, petcoke, road and rail transport, quarry services, Heavy mobile equipment, raw materials, waste materials.
Strategic Sourcing for General Services (Travel, Fixed and mobile communications, Interim, marketing services...)
Strategic Sourcing for CAPEX commodities in heavy industry,
|Cement, Grinding Media and Mill Plates, Grinding Aids, Ad-mixtures, Aircraft Systems, Aircraft Structures, Aircraft parts aftermarket|