Training and Mentoring to develop Resilience
Committed to passing on 30 years of experience in the Procurement profession, I have developed a pragmatic approach to teaching through my experience as a manager of multi-functional and international teams from France, Switzerland, and the United States, in industries as diverse as cosmetics, energy, construction, and consumer goods.
In addition to the training courses I provide in-house for companies, I have been teaching for several years at the Master Achat et Supply Chain and Grande Ecole Essec, as well as at the Rengen School which offers training in Regenerative Business and at the Casablanca track of Ecole Centrale.
I offer coaching sessions spread out over time, to help teams implement the techniques and methods covered during the training courses.
My 30 years of experience in French and Anglo-Saxon environments, in very different business and corporate cultures, including 10 years as a CPO, enables me to offer personalized support to Procurement managers and start-up managers in the challenges of taking up a new position, transforming a team, and setting up or evolving business models.
You tell me, I forget. You teach me, I remember. You involve me, I learn
Training, Coaching, and Mentoring Offer
To face the increasing competition between Procurement Departments to attract the best suppliers and innovations, I offer to coach teams on the theme of “Becoming the Customer of Choice of your Suppliers”.
For organizations looking to go further in learning how to integrate ESG actions into the Procurement operating model, I offer training in Regenerative Procurement.
The duration of training courses is flexible. They can take place over a single day, or over several days, to equip buyers with the methods taught. They can take place face-to-face or virtually, in French or English.
As a pedagogical tool, co-construction workshops are organized so that the teams can appropriate the methods and adjust to the reality of their environment.
“You tell me, I forget. You teach me, I remember. You involve me, I learn” (Benjamin Franklin).
There’s no doubt about the effectiveness of putting lessons into practice. On request, my training courses can be followed by individual or group coaching over a period of several months, to enable employees to put into practice what they have learned.
Mentoring sessions support CPOs or their management teams in their reflections on the Procurement trajectory to be taken, i.e. the identification of a vision, a strategy, and an action plan. Support is usually structured around the 3 pillars of (1) Team, (2) Category, and (3) Supplier Excellence. Mentoring can also be used when a mirror effect, confidential, trusting, and transparent exchanges are required, or when the development or evolution of business cases is at stake.
Sessions are spread over a period of 10 to 12 months, at a rate of around one exchange per month, to allow time for awareness and hindsight to develop, and for transformation objectives to be achieved. They can take place face-to-face or virtually, in English or French.