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Eric TAILLAN

GIF SUR YVETTE

Résultats examens 2022

En résumé

O Internationally mobile leader with high background (26 years of big passion) in R&D and Quality Food & Beverage Industries
o Inspiring leadership creating the best environment to develop people, processes and organisations
o Creative thinker, business oriented, committed to deliver and passionate about fast & excellent execution
o Experimented in working in a large and multicultural international Group, with frequent interfaces with Executives and external world, applying strategic skills to positively influence key stakeholders
o Highly technically skilled in dairy products
o PhD & Engineer Food & Beverage Industries, French native, English fluent, Spanish basic

Mes compétences :
R&D
Technologie laitière
Assurance Qualité
People management
Gestion de projet
Organisation
Anticipation et pro activité
Sensory
Strategic vision

Entreprises

  • SÜTAS - DAIRY PRODUCT - TR - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT R&D TECHNOLOGY & QUALITY

    2015 - 2017 • Member of Executive Company Board
    • Lead 100 people (Quality Control, Quality Assurance & R&D) for 3 factories
    • Fuel overall Company profitability through big renovation projects (+50% Annual profit growth)
    • Implement Fewer – Better – Bigger – Faster innovation methodology to generate more than 15% annual revenue and volume growths coming from innovation
    • Lead behavior changes in terms of project management, quality mind set, deliverables & dead line commitments, and cross functional team work
    • Decrease consumer complaints by more than 50% yearly to reach international fresh dairy benchmark (less than 1 ppm)
  • INDEPENDENT - R&D MISSION FOR DAIRY INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES

    2014 - 2015 • Improve the innovation & renovation product funnel
    • Design the ideal organizational structure for R&D direction
    • Train & develop the R&D team
    • Identify & put in place an efficient key suppliers network
    • Optimize the processes to manage NPD
  • DANONE NUTRICIA EARLY LIFE NUTRITION - NL - VICE PRESIDENT R&D

    2012 - 2014 • Member of the R&D Executives Board & Mediterranean Zone Executive Board
    • Lead 70 people (directors, scientists & product developers located in Europe & Africa)
    • Define & apply the R&D strategy in early life nutrition, science & health, from pregnant to toddlerhood (< 3 years old)
    • Lead Mediterranean region & Poland R&D (Africa, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Nutricia Export, Portugal, Poland) – 1.2b€ turn over
    • Put in place a robust organisation in a tough economic context
    • Contribute to sharpen the innovation portfolio, drawing the strategy and then impacting the countries and regional plans in terms of credibility and NPD
    • Push successfully regional projects together with General Managers and functions:
    o “European symposium organisation” to fight against obesity thanks to good nutrition and habits
    o “specials” milk business recovering thanks to better focus on key levers
    o fewer but bigger & faster European innovation projects
  • DANONE DAIRY - FR - PURCHASING & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

    2010 - 2011 • Organise then drive a 15-people task force team highly technically skilled & very business oriented, to define and implement worldwide “cost in use” optimisation solutions
    • Achieve 30m€ bottom line profit implementing Global program especially in Saudi, South Africa, Canada, France, Algeria & Japan
  • DANONE DAIRY - FR - R&D PROTOTYPING & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

    2008 - 2009 • Member of the R&D Executives Board
    • Lead 70 international people (PhD, engineers, technicians)
    • Create added value on dairy products thanks to fruit, flavours, cultures, milks & milks ingredients, and processes improvements
    • Put in place worldwide programs to valorise technical assets and make thinks differently, better and more cost effective
  • DANONE DAIRY - BE - R&D NORTHERN EUROPE DIRECTOR

    2003 - 2008 • Member of the Management Committees in Belgium & UK Country Business Units
    • 10 people team management (projects managers & scientists)
    • In charge of R&D for Belgium, UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and Nederland - 700m€ turn over
    • Put in place the team, the innovation & science management processes
    • Made a step change in the zone, stretching the science & techno part and bringing them at the heart of the business in all countries
    • Define the R&D strategy then develop organic brand in France (“Les 2 Vaches”)
  • DANONE DAIRY - FR - R&D FRESH DESSERTS PRODUCTS & TEAM LEADER

    1993 - 2003 • 15 people (engineers & technicians) team leader
    • Coordinate worldwide dessert development: common technical recommendations for recipes & processes (Danette, Charles Gervais, Dany)
    • International project leader on R&D programs
  • DANONE BISCUIT - FR - R&D CONFECTIONARY PRODUCTS MANAGER

    1991 - 1996 • Innovation & renovation on Pie-qui-Chante brand portfolio (Carambar, Michoko, Menthe Claire)
    • Fruit filling development for biscuit business (Vandamme & LU brands)

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