Laurent OUDOT


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  • Oracle - EMEA Localizations Program Director

    Colombes 2005 - maintenant Implementation and management of the new localizations model/project across EMEA, in order to move from a model where localizations were developed and maintained by locally, to a centralized organization in order to bring various benefits to the stakeholders :
    . Single face to the customer
    . Single support process for the customer
    . Faster time to market
    . Avoid localizations in the first place
    . Increase visibility of existing solution

    The Main Responsibilities:
    . Get buy in & involvement of all stakeholders; Countries, Development, Strategy, Remote team, Translation Group, Support, Other regions
    . Put the infrastructure in place; Development environment, tools & standards, translation, releasing and support infrastructure.
    . Define Scope with countries and development/strategy through detailed review of requirements and mapping to standard product features and existing localizations.
    . Manage the projects, scope and budget, once launched with countries and remote team. Team made of 4 directs reports based in Europe and US, Projects managers, and 100+ dedicated development resources in India.
  • Oracle - EMEA Business Development Manager Financials Applications

    Colombes 2004 - 2005 The main responsibilities:
    . Adapt the positioning of the existing product suite, and help define new markets and targets and new solutions.
    . Work with country solution leaders to help them allocate their resources and identify revenue areas
    . Make sure countries maximize sales of financials (e.g. determining best upsell opportunities)
    . Position new products to pre-sales and sales community and keep feeding them with required knowledge, focusing on the changes of the IFRS framework and their ERP impact
    . Support the field organization when Development involvement is required
    . Acquire in depth knowledge of new products in order to have more realistic positioning
    . Deliver sales training organized by sales readiness team
  • Oracle - Project Director – ERP Implementation

    Colombes 1998 - 2007 Global responsibility of projects management (time & material or fixed price projects) with main objectives being timing, costs and quality.
    . Definition and management of teams, functional and technical consultants, architects.
    . Analysis of existing systems and procedures, proposal of improvement of procedures, prototype and setup of applications
    . Biggest managed project: 2 years, 22 consultants + subcontractors + customer team. Implementation of the full Oracle eBusiness suite. Finance, purchasing, inventory, advanced supply chain planning, distribution.
    Implementation: JC Decaux, Accor, Essilor, Caisse d’Epargne,, France Telecom Terminaux, France Telecom

    Other tasks
    . Resources management: staffing, recruiting, training
    . Analysis and response to RFQ’s
  • Knoll - Finance Director

    1994 - 1998 Finance, Admin & HR director of the french subsidiary.
    . Statutory and US Gaap accounting, monthly and yearly closing. Reporting for Group consolidation
    . Controlling : management reporting, budget, forecasts
    . Analysis of project's profitability, negotiation of contracts
    . Credit Management, financing and banks relations
    . Human Resources management, payroll, company representative to employees representatives meetings
    . Member of the board
    . Restructuring of the company
  • Tandem Computers - Financial Controller - EMEA

    St André de la Marche 1990 - 1994 Financial Controller for the EMEA region.
    . Preparation of sub's budget in cooperation with local Management
    . Permanent review of budgets and definition of new targets according to actuals and other parameters
    . Forecasting of the total European activity
    . Permanent control and performance review of European Subs
    . Provide European Management team with Key financial information and analysis on subs
    . Support field offices in accounting issues
    . Develop policies and procedures in order to improve processes, and coordinate implementation with corporate
  • Tandem Computers - Financial Controller - France

    St André de la Marche 1987 - 1990 Responsible for the financial control of the French subsidiary