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mission de management de transition : Hive down a 350-person center of expertise from a major technology group



Jean-Louis joined an emblematic computer hardware group, initially in sales and service functions, to take charge of HR management, leading major restructuring projects. He then moved on to the world of high tech to manage major transformation projects. A passionate rugby player, he is direct, warm and knows how to lead teams to results.

As part of a plan to restructure its activities before merging with another leader in its market, our client plans to close certain sites. It also wishes to spin off expertise activities that were previously cost centers, and in particular, one of its 350-person R&D and prototyping centers, which is to “stand on its own two feet”.

Client issue

Remove an activity from the group's scope

which until then had operated as a cost center

Make a center of expertise autonomous in its markets

by providing it with the functions it lacks: sales, marketing, finance

Support the transformation of human resources

transfer of contracts and managerial support

Transition Manager

Solid experience in leading and developing businesses

in highly competitive sectors over the past 10 years

More than half of his career in human resources

began his career as a social relations manager and then as HR manager

Managed several restructuring and transformation projects

from an HR, administrative and legal perspective, industrial and commercial operations

Content of the mission

When I took up my assignment, the group had decided to separate from this center of expertise but had not yet studied all the options. During the first few months, I examined the various exit scenarios. It was the partial takeover and spinning off that was chosen.

First, I take care of the legal aspects of creating the new entity and then transferring the contracts. In order for the new entity to "stand on its own two feet", I set up a small sales and marketing team, as well as a financial manager.

At the same time, I am working with the group to identify a buyer and study the various business cases for the new activity.

These different steps are spread over 11 months of mission.