Nicolas FRANCOIS

Nicolas FRANCOIS

Tender and Project Improvement Plan Manager, Faiveley Transport

Shanghai, China

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His background

  • Today
    2017
    April 2014

    Tender and Project Improvement Plan Manager

    1000 - 4999 employees

    - Participation in the technical offer for new project ;
    - Determination of Manufacturing Cost & Centralize tender cost
    - R&D Project Manager
    - Coordination with PM to assure the project scope is in line with tender definition
    - Propose, follow and coordinate improvement plan with the main project member
  • Today
    2017
    April 2014

    Tender and Project Improvement Plan Manager

    1000 - 4999 employees

    - Participation in the technical offer for new project ;
    - Determination of Manufacturing Cost & Centralize tender cost
    - R&D Project Manager
    - Coordination with PM to assure the project scope is in line with tender definition
    - Propose, follow and coordinate improvement plan with the main project member
  • Today
    2017
    2004

    Industrial Manager

    Faiveley Metro Technology Shanghai

    - Technical manager to set up new plant in Shanghai
    - Lead Sourcing activity
    - Set up design and R&D office
    - Implement Product Engineering
    - Direct Manufacturing Engineering team
    - Act as Technical authority in deviation acceptance
    - In charge of oversea supplier development
    - Responsible for project cost estimation

    Achievements:
    - 100 % parts localized, 50 % cost cut down
    - Source, Qualify and Develop panel of supplier
    - Standardize and streamline design to cut cost
    - Direct new design development, 25% cost saved
    - Lead lean activity in the plant. (30% gain in productivity)
    - Develop own internal system and engineering flow in ERP system.
    - Development of supplier in Thailand, Taiwan, India, Brazil.
    - Implementation of S&OP data.
  • Today
    March 2014
    July 2009

    Industrial Manager

    1000 - 4999 employees

    - Implement and Direct Product/ Prototype and testing * Packing Engineering department
    - Direct Manufacturing Engineering team
    - In charge of oversea supplier development
    - Responsible for Project TMC estimation and appraisal preparation
    * Coach / support Project Manager ;
    * Technical leader for supplier qualification ;
    * Development of the facade supplier ;
    * Front Line Manager for Faiveley Excellence program

    Achievements:
    * 100 % parts localized, Over 50 % cost cut down ;
    * Put in place a new production line (Half height door) ;
    * Lead lean activity implementation in the plant. (30% gain in productivity) ;
    * Implementation of 2B and Kanban system ;
    * Develop own internal system and engineering flow in ERP system.
    * Put in place new packing (30% volume reduction and 50% cost down)
    * Development of supplier in Thailand, Taiwan, India, Brazil.
    * Implementation of SnOP system. ;
    * Implement OR, Efficiency , daily Production plan ;
  • Today
    March 2014
    July 2009

    Industrial Manager

    1000 - 4999 employees

    - Implement and Direct Product/ Prototype and testing * Packing Engineering department
    - Direct Manufacturing Engineering team
    - In charge of oversea supplier development
    - Responsible for Project TMC estimation and appraisal preparation
    * Coach / support Project Manager ;
    * Technical leader for supplier qualification ;
    * Development of the facade supplier ;
    * Front Line Manager for Faiveley Excellence program

    Achievements:
    * 100 % parts localized, Over 50 % cost cut down ;
    * Put in place a new production line (Half height door) ;
    * Lead lean activity implementation in the plant. (30% gain in productivity) ;
    * Implementation of 2B and Kanban system ;
    * Develop own internal system and engineering flow in ERP system.
    * Put in place new packing (30% volume reduction and 50% cost down)
    * Development of supplier in Thailand, Taiwan, India, Brazil.
    * Implementation of SnOP system. ;
    * Implement OR, Efficiency , daily Production plan ;
  • Today
    June 2009
    July 2007

    Engineering Manager

    1000 - 4999 employees

    - Set up Design and R&D office ;
    - Support sourcing and quality activity ;
    - Selection of the supplier ;
    - In charge of local Method

    Achievements:
    - Localization of casting material
    - Standardize and streamline design to cut cost
    - Direct new design development, 25% cost saved
    - Develop some item according to available process
    - Achieve first main contractor design in China (Guangzhou and Tianjin)
  • Today
    June 2009
    July 2007

    Engineering Manager

    1000 - 4999 employees

    - Set up Design and R&D office ;
    - Support sourcing and quality activity ;
    - Selection of the supplier ;
    - In charge of local Method

    Achievements:
    - Localization of casting material
    - Standardize and streamline design to cut cost
    - Direct new design development, 25% cost saved
    - Develop some item according to available process
    - Achieve first main contractor design in China (Guangzhou and Tianjin)
  • Today
    June 2006
    November 2004

    Localization Manager

    1000 - 4999 employees

    - Lead sourcing activity ;
    - Technical Manager to set the Shanghai Plant (In charge of local design, method)
    - Support quality department, act as technical authority in deviation acceptance
    - Industrial leader for China group purchasing platform

    Achievements:
    - Define localization strategy for the operator.
    - Localized Aluminum extrusion, sheet metal and plastic material on time
    - Source, Qualify and Develop panel of supplier
    - Put in Place a BOM system
  • Today
    June 2006
    November 2004

    Localization Manager

    1000 - 4999 employees

    - Lead sourcing activity ;
    - Technical Manager to set the Shanghai Plant (In charge of local design, method)
    - Support quality department, act as technical authority in deviation acceptance
    - Industrial leader for China group purchasing platform

    Achievements:
    - Define localization strategy for the operator.
    - Localized Aluminum extrusion, sheet metal and plastic material on time
    - Source, Qualify and Develop panel of supplier
    - Put in Place a BOM system
  • Today
    November 2004
    September 2003

    Mechanical Project Manager

    1000 - 4999 employees

    - Control sub contractor design, provide technical solutions and follow manufacturing. (Chinese and Thailand supplier)
    - Interface between design office and our client
    - Study the localization and production feasibility in China.
    - Supervise installation of Shanghai line 1

    Project Achievements:
    - Shanghai: line 4, line 1
    - Guangzhou: line 3, line 1
    - Hong Kong Disney Line
    * ;
  • Today
    November 2004
    September 2003

    Mechanical Project Manager

    1000 - 4999 employees

    - Control sub contractor design, provide technical solutions and follow manufacturing. (Chinese and Thailand supplier)
    - Interface between design office and our client
    - Study the localization and production feasibility in China.
    - Supervise installation of Shanghai line 1

    Project Achievements:
    - Shanghai: line 4, line 1
    - Guangzhou: line 3, line 1
    - Hong Kong Disney Line
    * ;
  • Today
    2004
    2003

    Mechanical Project Manager

    Faiveley Transport Far East, Hong Kong

    - Control sub contractor design adaptation and provide technical solutions.
    - Study the production feasibility in China.


    Project Achievements:
    - Shanghai: line 4, line 1,
    - Guangzhou: line 3, line 1,
    - Hong Kong Disney Line
  • Today
    June 2003
    September 2002

    Production Manager

    Citel 2Cp

    - Set up and direct a new production line - Overvoltage Device
    - Carry our technical test for R&D in coordination with team based in France.
    - Set up a new production line - Overvoltage Device
    - Train and Direct the production team

    Achievements:
    - Successful set up of the new product line with performance equivalent to the original line
    - Successful test and development of new Gas Discharge Tube on behalf of France R&D
  • Today
    June 2003
    September 2002

    Production Manager

    Citel 2Cp

    - Set up and direct a new production line - Overvoltage Device
    - Carry our technical test for R&D in coordination with team based in France.
    - Set up a new production line - Overvoltage Device
    - Train and Direct the production team

    Achievements:
    - Successful set up of the new product line with performance equivalent to the original line
    - Successful test and development of new Gas Discharge Tube on behalf of France R&D
  • Today
    2003
    2001

    Project Manager

    Citel Shanghai

    - Select and validate supplier
    - Technical coordination between Design office (France) and Chinese team
    - Set up a new production line – DS40 Module assembly
    - Train and Direct the production team
    - Carry our technical test for R&D in coordination with team based in France.
  • Today
    September 2002
    September 2001

    Coordination Project Manager

    Citel 2 CP

    - Select and validate supplier
    - Technical coordination between Design office (France) and Chinese team


    Achievements:
    Develop the product base on Supplier capacity and resolving quality issue
  • Today
    September 2002
    September 2001

    Coordination Project Manager

    Citel 2 CP

    - Select and validate supplier
    - Technical coordination between Design office (France) and Chinese team


    Achievements:
    Develop the product base on Supplier capacity and resolving quality issue
  • Beijing Jiaotong University

    Chinese
  • Beijing Jiaotong University

    Chinese language course
  • Beijing Jiaotong University

    Chinese language course
  • , Levallois Perret

    ESTACA

    Master in Mechanical Engineering
    Majored in Automotive and Control System Engineering ;
  • , Levallois Perret

    ESTACA

    Master in Mechanical Engineering
    Majored in Automotive and Control System Engineering ;
  • Ecole Supérieure Technique Aer Auto

    Master Degree in Engineering
    - Majored in Automotive & Railway Control System Engineering
  • , Valenciennes

    Lycée du Hainault

    2-year preparatory program for French Graduate Engineering School (Grandes Ecoles).
  • , Valenciennes

    Lycée du Hainault

    2-year preparatory program for French Graduate Engineering School (Grandes Ecoles).
  • , Valenciennes

    Lycée du Hainaut

    Classe Prepa
  • Lycée Frederic Ozanam

    Bachelors Degree
    Electro Technical Field
  • Lycée Frederic Ozanam

    Bachelors Degree
    Electro Technical Field
  • Electrotechnique

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His skills

  • Design
  • Ingénierie
  • Manufacturing
  • Problem solving
  • Process
  • Production
  • Reasoning
  • Management

His languages

  • French
    ****Mother tongue
  • English
    ****Bilingual
  • Chinese
    ***Fluent*

    His hobbies

    Volley BallPhotographyautomobile

    About him

    - 13 years management experience in Engineering, Manufacturing Process and Production
    - Strong analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills
    - Solid organizational, planning
    - Independent and hands-on ability to take on responsibility
    - Good proficiency in oral and written English

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