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I joined Groupe SEB at the beginning of 2009 to manage operations at the Can...
I arrived in France from China in 2005. I had a diploma in automation and wa...
After graduating from the National Engineering School in Saint-Etienne, I to...
I have had a number of different industrial jobs since I joined Groupe SEB i...
In 2009, I took a Group SEB University course entitled « Finance for non fin...
Over 2/3 of all products sold by Groupe SEB worldwide are manufactured in its own plants in Europe (namely in France), the US and Asia. This industrial strategy is quite exceptional among the global players in this sector. It is a sizeable asset which enables the Group to secure key technologies. Whether produced in Group or suppliers’ plants, all of its products are manufactured according to strict specifications in terms of quality, safety and environmental protection. The Purchasing and Supply Chain divisions also play an instrumental role throughout the production process. In all of these fields, the Group’s teams hold the banner of professionalism high.
On Groupe SEB’s industrial sites, the Methods and Industrialization teams are the first to play a role in the product manufacturing process. They design and/or adapt production lines and set up the necessary manufacturing equipment according to the required cost, deadline and quality conditions.
They also incorporate workstation ergonomics into the process and ensure that facilities are subject to continuous improvement, in close cooperation with the different teams within the plant. These continuous improvement efforts are applied across the board. This is a priority for supervisory teams, from the plant manager down to team leaders. Beyond technical skills, managers also lend support in times of change in an approach designed to increase the industrial efficiency, flexibility and responsiveness of production plants. Read more Close
The “quality, safety, environment" trio lies at the heart of production requirements. Each of these three components is subject to a globally managed approach which is confirmed by international certification (respectively ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001).
Dedicated teams are in charge of implementing these policies in the different entities. They also have a supervisory role with respect to these issues among suppliers, in liaison with the Purchasing teams. Their action falls perfectly within the scope of the Group’s sustainable development approach. Read more Close
Optimizing all flows of materials, components and products so that the Group’s products arrive at the right time on the shelves, without generating needless stock : such is the daily challenge faced by the Group’s Supply Chain teams.
Spread across the company’s different entities, they work under the leadership of a central management team. This team ensures the consistency of the flow of physical materials and information throughout the Group and harmonizes the tools and work methods. From sales forecasting to the management of logistics platforms via procurement and production planning, the Supply Chain is the nerve center of company operations. This profession is taking on growing importance today, namely due to the increasingly complex nature of global trade and growing environmental concerns linked to transport. Read more Close
Purchasing performance is an essential springboard for competitiveness. In the head office, teams in the Purchasing department determine the Group’s general purchasing policy and establish a panel of referenced suppliers listed for materials, components and finished products.
They negotiate framework contracts with them, regularly assess their performance in terms of costs, quality and lead times, and ensure that they comply with the Group’s social and environmental requirements in the context of its sustainable development approach. Buyers from the Group’s different entities, who are heavily involved in product development, are responsible for purchasing specifically related to projects within their remit and place orders with the panel suppliers. Read more Close
21 industrial sites in 9 countries