Laurent Montet

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF RETURNMENT

France

Indicative price: € 1250 - 1375 / day

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Laurent Montet

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DIRECTOR GENERAL OF RETURNMENT

France

Your company is in a critical situation, you need help to coldly establish the diagnosis, evaluate options, decide on the procedures to follow and actions to implement to turn your business around, my experience as an employee manager and as an entrepreneur, restructuring, preventive and collective procedures, and redevelopment will help you get through this difficult step.

Indicative price € 1250 - 1375 / day

Availabilities

Laurent is available immediately

Laurent is available for missions Full time, Time sharing, Special mission

Laurent moves to the International level

The expert in a few words....

20 years of General Management (Business Unit from €4 million to €80 million turnover), coupled with a solid experience in Financial Management, in international, family or listed companies or under LBO, from €4 million to €1.2 billion turnover. Practice of the BtoC universe (LEVI'S, DELSEY) and BtoB in the food industry (GRIFFITH FOODS). Implementation of major restructuring (e.g. 450 out of 850 jobs) with the related social relations and communication. Implementation of collective procedures, conciliation agreements with banks, receivership, and, of the relationship with the representative. Realization of numerous business development projects and transversal projects to improve the efficiency of organizations. Training Sup de Co Montpellier, completed by the HEC General Management Program, fluent English, mobility in France and abroad.

His specific skills

  • Class proceedings: - Conciliation agreement with 7 banks for maintaining short term lines, 400 K €, and new money, 100 K €, with homologation - France Bonbons Caramels - 2011 - receivership with a continuation plan, loss of only one major customer - France Bonbons Caramels - 2012 - Judicial liquidation with continuation of activity and disposal plan - France Bonbons Caramels - 2014
  • Implementation of EPS: - 450 people for a total of 800 on 2 industrial sites, negotiations with IRP and trade unions, external communication with journalist support - Delsey - 1995 - 25 people for a total workforce of 50, negotiations with IORPs - France Bonbons Caramels - 2012
  • ERP installation - Baan on 3 sites with factories, UK, Belgium and Spain, and 3 sites with commercial office and R&D, complete suite with integrated accounting/finance - 350 people - Griffith Foods - 1998-1999 Installation of Consolidation software package - Hyperion - European Headquarters in Belgium and 10 Sales and Distribution sites in Europe - Levi Strauss - 1992
  • Development and implementation of the Paris product range at Monoprix and Système U - Bonbons Skendy - 2015-2016 Development and implementation of a line of culinary sauces with a new production line, 8 M € sales - Griffith Foods - 1995-1996
  • With Franchise Manager, setting up a network of 20 Levi's Stores franchised stores in France - Levi Strauss - 1987-1989 Establishment of a network of 5 factory outlets to dispose of defective and discontinued products - Levi Strauss - 1988-1989
  • Review of the Client/Product portfolio and elimination of low margin business - France Bonbons Caramels - 2010-2011

His experience

Laurent has 38 years of experience

Agro-alimentaire

September 2014 - January 2020

COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

BONBONS SKENDY

BONDOUFLE - France

Subsidiary of a family-owned group in the promotional item sector, created to diversify by taking over the activity of FRANCE BONBONS CARAMELS - BtoC confectionery - 1 factory 4 M € sales 25 people Introduction of a Paris range of products in supermarkets - MONOPRIX SYSTEME U Development of a PSG licensed range with container sourcing in Asia Export development up to 15% of sales Preparation for the transfer of the plant to a site in the Loiret region with optimisation of the production process and flows, grant application, and optimisation of the energy part thanks to energy saving certificates.

Agro-alimentaire

September 2009 - September 2014

CHAIRMAN

FRANCE BONBONS CARAMELS

BONDOUFLE - France

Takeover of 68% of the capital of a family business of traditional baked sugar confectionery - BtoC - 4 M € sales, 1 factory, 50 employees Negotiation of a conciliation agreement with 7 banks to maintain short-term lines of credit Transition to Judicial Recovery with a continuation plan and reduction in the workforce from 50 to 25 people Closure of the printing workshop and outsourcing of this function to service providers with offset and digital technologies Rationalization of product lines with elimination of low-margin products Launch of the caramel range representing up to 14% of sales Export development from 5 to 12%. 50% reduction in working capital requirements Implementation of a disposal plan in September 2014

Agro-alimentaire

May 2007 - September 2009

REPRENEUR

ENTREPRISE PERSONNELLE

Levallois - France

Attempt to take over a family-owned company in Food Ingredients with €25 million in sales via an OBO Structuring of an LBO with a FINAREA fund for a target in the confectionery industry with sales of €10 million. Study and visit of nearly 30 files in 5 sectors of the agri-food industry Takeover of 68% of the capital of FRANCE BONBONS CARAMELS

His education

  • 1990 : HEC GENERAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
  • 1982 : DESCAF OPTION FINANCE MONTPELLIER BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • 2001 : Certified Trainer Lateral Thinking & 6 Hats

Languages (4)

  • English : fluent
  • German : notions
  • Italian : notions
  • French : fluent

Skills (5)

  • Leadership
  • Financial Literacy
  • Transversal approach
  • Restructuring
  • Business turnaround

Activity areas (6)

  • Food Production
  • Consumer Goods
  • Apparel & Fashion
  • Cosmetics
  • Textiles
  • Wine and Spirits

Types of business (4)

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