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Location:
Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, France
Posted:
January 23, 2017

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CHRISTOPHE BILLARD . MBA

*, *** *********** *** **, 59800 Lille (FRANCE)

(+33) 6 37 56 05 49

acye7j@r.postjobfree.com

International Supply Chain Industry FMCG Agribusiness Retail Chemical Cosmetics Pharmaceutical

GROUP FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Highly accomplished performer, executive and dynamic controller with 13 years progressive responsible experience in financial management, analysis and reporting within industry, supply chain, retail, and business development areas within multi-million dollars organizations.

Strong skills for developing and implementing financial controls and processes.

Results-oriented hands-on senior leader with proven ability to identify priorities at strategic level, to enhance business performance, growth, and provide high level advice to senior level management on technical matters.

Pro-active and energetic, with interpersonal abilities and executive influencing skills to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, staff, board members, industry groups. Open to relocation. MBA

SKILL HIGHLIGHTS

Board support & stakeholders relationship

Accounting & Financial Management

KPI Measurement, risk assessment

Cash flow forecasting

Global Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis

Controllership & Decision support

Budgeting, Forecasting & Ad hoc Analysis

P&L management

Team Building & staff development

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SARBEC COSMETICS

Chemical Cosmetics Pharmaceutical

Neuville en Ferrain, France

Group Financial Controller

09/2016 to current

Crucial role in managing the day-to-day finances of the organization. Edited and controlled P &L, reports to the CFO.

Operated at a strategic level and identified priorities.

Streamlined the procedures, trained stakeholders to the new procedures and new management tools, monitored the application of the new procedures and ensured they are efficient.

Created & developed dashboard and indicators, ensured financial data reliability, analyzed P&L, identified and explained variances, presented the reporting to the executive committee.

Spearheaded investment policy, estimated ROI, review investment forecast, appointed by CFO to drive the change while implemented a project to increase productivity in the future.

Played key role on financial development team as top company performer mentored directly by CFO.

Key achievements:

Supervised 250 employees spread over 7 factories in Europe.

Implemented cash flow control through KPIs and the monitoring of working capital requirements. Improved production conditions by implementing a TRS and a production plan (reductions of production costs of € 8 million).

Set up accounting procedures in accordance with IFRS, in order to obtain iso 90001 certification in order to gain new market shares (turnover potential of € 100 million).

Management of multi-site inventories in Spain, Portugal, Indonesia, North of France, Normandy, Rhone-Alpes :

Procedure and audit. Management of the relationship with the Independent Auditors.

L’ODYSSEE DELICIEUSE

Food & Beverage Agribusiness

Bali, Indonesia

Entrepreneur

09/2014 to 08/2016

Integrated all aspects of Indonesian law in opening a business and staff managing.

Created Business plan, financial plan and marketing plan for 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 years.

Fundraised.

Management of financials and overall business operations.

Set up a network of suppliers.

3 SUISSES INTERNATIONAL (3SI)

Retail

Lille, France

Senior Financial Controller

01/2014 to 08/2014

Reporting to the CEO, supervised European operations, financial management, controllership and seasonal closure.

Headed the migration to a new sales analysis, migration to a new IT, budget review, rolled out a new cross-selling approach (30% commercial cost reduced).

Inspired a new marketing targeting, to match with the top executive strategy, identified structural weaknesses, streamlined customer bases to increase efficiency.

Achieved in reconciliation of accounts, improved internal communication, developed a financial performance state of mind.

Work out guidance tools to substitute ERP while it is off Sales projections R.O.I Initiate a new turnover analysis permitting to evaluate commercial incentive effects Change budgets to reflect impacts of the new strategy managing financial team.

Key achievements:

Led the change in method of recruiting customers from the catalog to the web (20 million cost reduction).

Improved marketing approach to increase sales (15% invoiced sales ie 7.5 million euros).

Managed a team of 2 management controllers and 3 accountants: overseeing, training, task administration, and follow-up interview.

GROUPE HOLDER

International Supply Chain Industry FMCG Agribusiness

Lille, France

International Financial Controller

06/2008 to 12/2013

Hired to create international management accounting process and developed full Fresh produce & FMCG supply chain controls.

Prepared financial & management accounts, budgets, forecasts and consolidated reports for the board.

Cash Flow control and analysis.

Payroll supervision.

Improved the close process for consolidation and reporting from day 12 to day 3.

Implemented ABC method for the international logistic business unit, this reduced for 12,5% ( 2,5 million euros) the transport costs and for 7,5% ( 1.5 million euros) on warehousing.

New integrated business models such as remote production

Prepared strategic plan for board to set direction for finance, IT systems, ...

Implemented bespoke accounting and management reporting systems to deliver profitability analysis at the desired KPI level for various business units and business streams.

Developed robust reporting and financial analysis (FP&A) frameworks to support commercial decisions, providing accurate interpretation of data related to sales of frozen food solutions.

Expert in technical accounting and finance knowledge, leading and managing the finance organization to provide accurate financial positioning and valuable commercial insights for the business with multifaceted organization demonstrating a proven ability to interpret analyses and present financial and related information enabling the solving of complex problems.

Leaded project group in cost killing approach. Project Controls Management.

Key achievements:

Created analytical accounting and internal audit for the group's supply chain subsidiary (budget of 60 million euros).

Managed cost reduction projects for an agro-food industry (Turnover of 500 million euros, cost reduction of 10 million euros per year over 3 years) due to the automation of the production lines, a better management of downtime and better waste management.

Managed a relocation of a manufacturing unit and a logistics unit; budgeting costs, presenting the project to shareholders, monitoring work and transport of equipment, managing human resources, measuring economic gains.

BANQUE ACCORD

Bank & Insurance

Lille, France

Confirmed Debt Collector

06/2004 to 03/2008

Bank & Insurance.

Advised debtors of the possible consequences of non-payment. Communicated with clients via post, telephone and emails.

Reported any suspected fraudulent activity to the Fraud Manager. Contacted people who owe money to the company.

Secured payment form debtors.

Investigated claims of financial difficulties.

Made enquiries to trace the whereabouts of defaulters.

Kept administrative records up to date.

Key achievement:

Recovery of outstanding debt of € 2.4 million.

COM PLUS

Lille, France

Debt Collector

07/2003 to 05/2004

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2009

MBA Management

SKEMA BUSINESS SCHOOL, Lille, France

Partnership with University of Melbourne and Melbourne Business School

Finance / Audit

2007

BTEC HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA – BTS Business Unit Management

CNED, Lille, France

1999

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA Economics

Lycée Jehan Ango, Dieppe, France

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Excel : expert

Powerpoint : Expert

BI : expert (BO, Qlikview)

ERP : expert (Axapta, SAP, MINOS)

Sage 3X : advanced user

English: fluent / German: medium / French: Native



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