I joined the company a year ago as Finance Projects Manager, working in the Group’s Financial Department, led by Nicolas Bedouin.
My job consists of piloting projects in the financial arena, within the framework of the Group’s AMBITION 2020. I have various missions, from the management of the de-materialisation project for expense reports, to the implementation of a balanced scorecard at Group level. To achieve them, I collaborate directly with the business areas, whether that is control, ISD, accounting, human resources… it’s very varied.
There is no typical day – the projects tend to dictate my pace.
The multiplicity of projects, whether they are related to procedural changes, tools, organisation, whether or not they are transverse; it changes all the time.
There is no typical day – the projects dictate my pace
You must be organised so that you can structure the projects as well as possible, be curious so you can collect information from all sources and, most of all, you must listen so that you pick up all the good ideas and carry them into the projects!
I was a management consultant for five years, supporting businesses in their transformation projects, which is how I came to know the LACROIX Group. Before joining the Group, I spent two years in charge of management control in agribusiness, for a producer of aperitif biscuits.
There were three main things I liked about it:
I love the fact that we deal with subjects of the future, niche topics.
I love the fact that we deal with subjects of the future, niche topics. I have a particular affinity with LACROIX City and LACROIX Sofrel. We are doing, I think, something that makes sense, that allows us to save water, electricity, to live “better with less”, of course on our own scale. This resonates with my personal beliefs, which is important to me.
The LACROIX Group as an entity is very recent, and like every new entity it must find its position, learn to manage its relationships, etc. This will obviously take time, but is also what makes the work interesting!
Yes, I already have! For all the reasons I have just given: it’s a dynamic group that is well positioned on topics of the future and humanely responsible.
Finance Projects Manager
2017 – Arrival at LACROIX Group as Finance Projects Manager.
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