Eric Thevenet

Acheteur Projet Capex

Moves to Versailles, Paris, Lyon, Lille, Strasbourg

  • 48.8046
  • 2.13422
  • Indicative rate €660 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and geographical scope

Versailles, France
Can work in your office at
  • Versailles and 50km around
  • Paris and 100km around
  • Lyon and 100km around
  • Lille and 100km around
  • Strasbourg and 100km around


Project length
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Digital Agency and IT company
  • Automobile
  • Civil Engineering
  • Small Retail
+20 autres
Company size
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
  • ≥ 5000 people



  • Français

    Native or bilingual

  • Anglais

    Full professional proficiency

  • Chinois

    Limited working proficiency

  • Allemand

    Limited working proficiency


Skills (32)

Eric in a few words

De personnalité authentique, j’aime m’impliquer dans un travail d’équipe, auprès de personnes de divers horizons et diverses cultures, avec une attitude positive et volontaire,

Mon expertise dans le domaine des achats industriels, basée sur ma formation d’ingénieur & manager, acquise au long de plus de 20 années d’expérience en France et à l’international (7 ans expatrié en Chine) me permet de vous offrir les services suivants :

- gains sur les achats opérationnels, avec typiquement des gains de 3 à plus de 10%, obtenus notamment par un process rigoureux de spécification, de sourcing et d’appels d’offre

- amélioration de la performance achats, en réduisant les temps de cycles ou optimisant les conditions d’achat, en travaillant sur les méthodes et outils, y compris systèmes d’information (analyses SAP BO, catégorisation et reporting KPI avec Qlikview ou tableau) et en accompagnant le changement et les acteurs au quotidien

- en assurant la conformité de vos achats, dans un cadre mondialisé (référencement, FCPA & Sapin II)

- sécurisation de vos projets (achats Capex, projets industriels, construction), en maîtrisant la dérive délai (planification MS Project, contraintes contractuelles internationales, FIDIC,lettres de crédit, incoterm, avenants et litiges) et en évaluant les risques


Alstom Grid China

Energy & Utilities

Export Project Management Department Manager

Shanghai, Chine

January 2007 - February 2009

Managed the team and the portfolio of export projects i.e. 50M€ pa - 10+M€ projects in Nigeria, Thailand, Libya

Successful timely management of projects, repeated orders
• Participated in Reducing the Spain project claim from 2m€ to 1m€
• Reduced the days of OD payments from 40 to 30 days

Alstom Grid China, GIS

Energy & Utilities

Plant Construction Project Manager, Suzhou ; GIS (Gas Insulated Switchgear)

Suzhou, Chine

February 2009 - June 2010

China Greenfield factory : 9000m² plant extension with redesign of current layout & a running production line
Successful management of sourcing activities, contractors and the industrial project
• Project completed on time & within budget of 8M€, managing claims & variation orders
• EHS no accident, no days lost



Directeur des opérations

Suzhou, Chine

August 2012 - September 2013

Manufacturing head of the one plant producing inverters, reporting to the US based owner
Direct management of Production, R&D, Quality, Supply Chain - 180 people
• Supply chain : Follow-up Stock inventory, Selection & monitoring of suppliers, improved IQC
• Defined Purchase policy (Opex (direct & indirect) & Capex),
• Definition & monitoring of KPIs (AP, AR, sales, backlog, 1st pass yield)
• Sales growth from 4 to 6M$ and 120 to 180 people in 1 year, with patented design & exclusive license-

Alstom Grid

Energy & Utilities

Europe Capex Sourcing Manager

Paris, France

November 2013 - December 2015

Global Investment Project Sourcing (services and products),
Transverse management of sourcing in Projects from 100k€+ to ~8m€, for various Grid Product Lines.

Civil engineering & Construction, special machines, services.

• Exceeded objective with Savings > 15% & approx. 5% on frame agreement renegotiation

General Electric

Energy & Utilities

Senior Sourcing Manager

Boulogne-Billancourt, France

January 2016 - December 2019

Strategic sourcing ; Senior Support for Initiatives, tools and process, supplier base management & commodity
• Ensure Compliance (legal & corporate requirements) & disseminate Corporate policy;
• Manage database of 50k suppliers (direct & indirect), p.a. $2bn+ spend
• Suggest & implement initiative using SAP Business Object to improve procurement performance, data crunch for KPI
• Improve processes & tools, including categorization of commodities,
• Liaise with IT for new systems (Ariba) & help tests &migrations
• train users with workflows & tools
(SAP, SAP BO, SAP Ariba, ServiceNow, tableau, Qlikview, house tools FMDR, supplier connect, excel templates)
• support corporate, KCM & plant Procurement teams,
• Drive change across the whole Grid procurement organizations globally,

• Number of Suppliers divided by 2, i.e. $1M saved and contributing to global saving of 5% p.a. (leveraging volume)
• DTP increased from 76 to 88 days, i.e. $60M cash equivalent while maintaining local legal compliance
• Time spent Reduced to 3 days vs 8 for on-boarding suppliers


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