VP of Operations - Industrials France (Contract)

Proudfoot (Paris, France) Publié il y a 1 jour

Job title:         Senior Project Manager/VP of Operations

Reports to:     Head of Industrial

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MUST BE fluent in English and French

ABOUT US

Proudfoot is the preeminent global operational consultancy. Our core philosophy is “transformation through people” – creating alignment, changing behavior, and transforming companies with people-first solutions to their operational challenges. Our unique approach links hard analysis with one-on-one coaching and boots-on-ground support to achieve dramatic business improvements, helping leaders tap into the energy and ideas of the people across their organization. With 70+ years of experience, we know that employees will engage and contribute when given information, tools, authority, and respect — and we know our clients achieve their highest aspirations through the commitment and hard work of their people.

More info here: [...] are currently seeking a Senior Project Manager/Account Manager to lead engagements our clients, engaging with executive, senior management and employees to achieve levels of performance delivering results on a scale and at speed. We are looking for candidates with Natural Resources, Manufacturing, and Engineering experience. You will be expected to work globally. You will travel up to 80% of the time and can be on remote client sites for up to a month.

As an VP of Operations, you will be required to manage a key account, from a project management perspective, as well as support business development. We are delivering accelerated operational ramp-ups to ensure on time, on cost project completion and time-to-production; We reduce operational conflicts across the silos to ensure “best for project” decisions are implemented, while moving the complexity out of your daily operations. You work with people at all levels within an organization to gain valuable business experience

Our solutions are customised to our client workplace, designed specifically for the client need at hand, ultimately engaging the hearts and minds of people to establish buy-in and maintain their involvement throughout the Proudfoot experience and beyond, empathy and emotional intelligence ate important success factors.

The successful candidate will work out of client sites across the globe. The focus of this position is on leading and managing projects, developing solutions to improve our client’s operations, implement these solutions with the client in a sustainable manner, leading a measurable financial improvement. There is a strong focus on Client Relationship Management/Account Management. Our solutions are customised to our client workplace, designed specifically for the client need at hand, ultimately engaging the hearts and minds of people to establish buy-in and maintain their involvement throughout the Proudfoot experience and beyond, empathy and emotional intelligence ate important success factors.

Duties of the VP of Operations:

  • Establishing a credible professional business relationship with our client
  • Delivering the identified outcomes to the client, this is the Proudfoot value proposition
  • Personally, coaching and supporting Client Leadership to achieve engagement objectives on time and on budget.
  • Leading, Coaching and supporting Client leadership and management to accelerate client adoption and usage of Management systems, behaviours and work methods
  • Ensuring the client engagements achieve agreed benefit realization, value creation, ROI, and the achievement of results and outcomes
  • Managing client engagements to maximise consultants' effectiveness and outcomes achieved
  • Professional and consistent communication with the client Executive and Management teams regarding engagement status, benefits, opportunities and next steps.
  • Developing and training Proudfoot training to team members
  • Building long term relationship with client to enhance revenue

Skills and Experience required of the Senior Project/Account Manager:

  • While businesses experience is the primary qualification, we prefer candidates to have a Master’s degree.
  • Fluent in English (the company's mother tongue), and native French
  • Leadership of Business performance improvement, reengineering, lean manufacturing or Six Sigma
  • Excellent communication, team work and analytical skills with a result orientation
  • Proven project management skills in large scale performance improvement consulting with measurable results achieved.
  • Natural Resources, Manufacturing, or Process Engineering experience.
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Stakeholder management and engagement skills across multiple industries
  • Strong MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc)
  • Able to coach and influence executive / senior client teams
  • Have a passion for developing junior Proudfoot resources
  • Fluent in French and English

Right to Work: The candidate will have relevant VISA/Permits to work within Europe.

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