Transition Manager General Management


Indicative price: € 1250 - 1375 / day

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Transition Manager General Management


"Actuating the various levers of corporate performance"
"Make your company a REFERENT company on its current and future markets, made up of REFERENT teams and personalities".
Value: Ethics, team, pragmatism and results.

Indicative price € 1250 - 1375 / day


Jean-Paul is available from the 01-06-2020

Jean-Paul is available for missions Full time, Time sharing, Special mission

Jean-Paul moves to the European level

The expert in a few words....

Transition Manager since 2002, General Management and Development Department.

Proven sector versatility: building materials, glass, flexible food packaging, high-tech, metal processing, B2B and B2C activities, printing.

SMEs, industrial ETIs where the shareholder expresses dissatisfaction with profitability and growth: crisis or turnaround situation

Growing, mature and declining sectors.

His specific skills

  • Interim manager since 2002: objective given within a given timeframe with the mission to set up the teams that will guarantee the continuity of the actions undertaken.
  • General management with the mantra of activating the various levers of performance at both the income statement and balance sheet levels: generating profitable turnover, working on costs, productivity, debt and cash management.
  • Change Management: setting objectives, supporting teams and individuals, keeping a structural thread, empowering, accepting mistakes and leading teams to performance.
  • restructure the company, if necessary implement redundancies without prud'homal risk, optimize resources, AND redirect the company towards growth by meeting customers and prospects.
  • Developing companies in their current market and in new markets: registering the growing company: Casterman, Soprofen, IPBS, Dessain are examples of successful business development in highly competitive sectors.
  • Mobilisation of the teams around the new project and negotiation with the trade unions in a conflict situation: firm and direct discourse, restructuring without social conflict, new company agreement, contact with employee representative bodies and stakeholders.

His experience

Jean-Paul has 33 years of experience


January 2018 - March 2018

General Management


Châtelineau - Belgium

management reorganization: new plant and sales management reduction in marketing costs and reorientation towards the development of the network of retailers and manufacturers reorganization of the sales team for development in areas with higher potential and towards a product range with better margins (Flanders, screen products)

Industrie composants électriques/électroniques

April 2017 - August 2017

Commercial Management


Louvain-La-Neuve - Belgium

ai, following the bankruptcy of the company in 2016-17, took over the sales team to ensure the stabilization of the client portfolio in the sectors of securing the power supply of railway and medical infrastructure.

Politiques publiques

May 2016 - December 2016

General Management - Managing Director ARGIBAT ROMATO


Liège - Belgium

accompanied the redeployment of 2 companies in financial and commercial difficulties: renegotiation of the debt with banks, public investment, suppliers, shareholders proposed and implemented the redeployment of the 2 companies by going on the ground towards the distribution of construction products and towards resellers.

His education

  • 2017 : Management de Transition, IFMT, Module 2
  • 2007 : IEMBA, Louvain School of Management
  • 1995 : Master in Finance Administration, Cooremans, 1er semestre
  • 1990 : CEPAC, Solvay
  • 1985 : Administration Entreprises, UCL
  • 1984 : Licence en Droit

Its missions

  • Reorganized 2 Belgian subsidiaries of Soprofen Fr (closure of housing). context: broken trust between parent company and subsidiaries. Implemented the new organization, development of new market segments and products. Restructured management. Confidence restored
  • Intervened on behalf of Sogepa (regional investment aid for companies in difficulty) in two companies: Argibat and Romato. Worked on debt, debt restructuring, negotiation with banks, suppliers, shareholders, product development implementation.
  • Restructured IPBS in Rennes. Company coming out of the Safeguard Plan, conflictual context. Renegotiated the leaseholder's debt with a €2 million debt waiver, organised collective redundancies without any labour tribunal risk, and repositioned the company with GD. (3Jsem)
  • Re-developed Casterman Printing in Tournai (Be). A company in the process of coming out of bankruptcy. From 0 € to 25 M € turnover in 5 years. Trophy of the Gazelles Trends Big Company in 2007. Positioned Casterman on new markets, directed investment of 15 M €. CODIR member.
  • Accompanied Casterman Printing towards exit from the sector from 2008 to 2013 (2Jsem). In a declining market (printing works), have implemented the company's exit from the sector without any social conflict with the Group's Chairman.
  • Redeveloped 3 companies in the same sector by proposing a commercial alliance: Casterman, IPBS, Rémy Roto, complementary companies, on export markets: movement towards consolidation of the sector.

Languages (1)

  • Anglais : courant

Skills (3)

  • Operational pragmatism
  • Leadership
  • Adaptation to teams and environment

Activity areas (4)

  • Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Publishing
  • Construction
  • Furniture

Types of business (4)

  • Companies in difficulty
  • Subsidiaries of foreign groups
  • Family businesses
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises