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Laurent Montet

turnaround manager

France

Indicative price: € 1250 - 1375 / day

Laurent Montet Expert premium

Laurent Montet

Premium Expert

turnaround manager

France

Your company is in a critical situation, you need help to establish a cold diagnosis, to evaluate the options, to decide on the procedures to be followed and actions to be taken to turn your business around, my experience as a salaried manager and as an entrepreneur, in restructuring, preventive and collective procedures, and redevelopment will help you to get through this difficult stage.

Indicative price € 1250 - 1375 / day

Your company is in a critical situation, you need help to establish a cold diagnosis, to evaluate the options, to decide on the procedures to be followed and actions to be taken to turn your business around, my experience as a salaried manager and as an entrepreneur, in restructuring, preventive and collective procedures, and redevelopment will help you to get through this difficult stage.

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 to 80 million € of turnover), coupled with a solid experience of Financial Management, in international, family-owned or listed companies or under LBO, from 4 million to 1,2 billion € of turnover. Experience in the BtoC world (LEVI'S, DELSEY) and BtoB in the food industry (GRIFFITH FOODS). Implementation of major restructuring (e.g.: 450 out of 850 positions) with related social relations and communication. Implementation of collective procedures, conciliation agreement with the banks, receivership, and relations with the trustee. Realization of numerous business development projects and transversal projects to improve the efficiency of the organizations. Trained at Montpellier Business School, supplemented by the HEC General Management Program, fluent English, mobility in France and abroad.

His specific skills

  • Collective proceedings: - conciliation agreement with 7 banks to maintain short term lines, 400 K €, and new money, 100 K €, with approval - France Bonbons Caramels - 2011 - receivership with continuation plan, loss of one major customer - France Bonbons Caramels - 2012 - Judicial liquidation with continuation of the activity and sale plan - France Bonbons Caramels - 2014
  • Implementation of a PSE: - 450 people for a total workforce of 800 on 2 industrial sites, negotiation with IRP and unions, external communication with journalist support - Delsey - 1995 - 25 people for a total workforce of 50, negotiation with IRP - France Bonbons Caramels - 2012
  • ERP installation - Baan on 3 sites with factories, UK, Belgium and Spain, and 3 sites with sales office and R&D, complete suite with integrated accounting/finance - 350 people - Griffith Foods - 1998-1999 Consolidation software installation - Hyperion - European Headquarters in Belgium and 10 Sales and Distribution sites in Europe - Levi Strauss - 1992
  • Development and implementation of a Paris product range at Monoprix and Système U - Bonbons Skendy - 2015-2016 Development and implementation of a culinary sauces line with a new production line, 8 M € sales - Griffith Foods - 1995-1996
  • With Franchise Manager, set up a network of 20 Levi's Stores in France - Levi Strauss - 1987-1989 Set up a network of 5 factory outlets to sell off defective and discontinued products - Levi Strauss - 1988-1989
  • Review of the Customer/Product portfolio and renegotiation and/or elimination of low margin business - France Bonbons Caramels - 2010-2011 Review of customer portfolio and margins, focus on strategic customers and implementation of a solution approach for them with growth over 3 years of 40% in France and 45% in Spain and 10 points margin gain in France - Griffith Foods - 2000-2002 Product/country portfolio review with elimination and/or price increase, return to profitability in 18 months - Delsey - 1994-1996

His experience

Laurent has 38 years of experience

Agro-alimentaire

September 2014 - January 2020

COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONAL MANAGER

BONBONS SKENDY

BONDOUFLE - France

Subsidiary company of a family group in the promotional object, created to diversify by taking over the activity of FRANCE BONBONS CARAMELS - Confectionery BtoC - 1 factory 4 M € of sales 25 people
Introduction of a range of Paris - MONOPRIX SYSTEME U products in supermarkets
Development of a range under licence from PSG with sourcing of containers in Asia
Development of exports up to 15% of sales
Preparation of the transfer of the factory to a site in the Loiret region with optimization of the production process and flows, subsidy file, and optimization of the energy part thanks to the energy saving certificates

Agro-alimentaire

September 2009 - September 2014

PRESIDENT

FRANCE BONBONS CARAMELS

BONDOUFLE - France

Takeover of 68% of the capital of a family business producing 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
Placing in receivership with a continuation plan and reduction of 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 the product lines with the elimination of low margin products
Launch of the caramel range representing up to 14% of sales
Development of exports from 5 to 12%.
Reduction of 50% of the working capital requirement
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 company in the Food Ingredients sector with sales of €25 million 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 food industry
Acquisition of 68% of the capital of FRANCE BONBONS CARAMELS

His education

  • 2021 : C.C.E.F & A.R.E
  • 2001 : Certified Trainer Lateral Thinking & 6 Hats
  • 1990 : HEC GENERAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
  • 1982 : DESCAF OPTION FINANCE MONTPELLIER BUSINESS SCHOOL
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Languages (4)

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

Skills (6)

  • Leadership
  • Financial Literacy
  • Cross-cutting approach
  • Adaptability
  • Restructuring
  • Turnaround of activity