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Resume for Jean-Marc V. for HR / Recruiter in Liege, Belgium

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Country: Belgium City: Liege
State: Liege ZIP: 4000

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Experienced International Compensation & Benefits, Human Resources and International Mobility independent consultant providing advices, support, leadership in formulating and promulgating policies, guidelines, appropriate procedures, processes and systems in the areas of international mobility, compensation, benefits, pensions, human resources information systems, employment terms and conditions, job evaluation systems, salary planning and salary surveys, performance planning and appraisal systems,etc. Solid background as an International Human Resources Generalist with experience in recruitment, training and development, HR audits, HR planning, executive continuity, collective bargaining and social plans. Fluent English and French. Some basis in German and Dutch.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE JMvG Reward Consulting  to date Independent Consultant

Switzerland, France & Belgium

After leaving Medtronic Europe Sàrl end of April , became an independent consultant in international compensation and benefits, international mobility and human resources. After some international compensation and benefits projects for Medtronic, did work for clients and subcontracting work for other consulting groups including a major reward and international mobility project for the corporate headquarters of a French multinational pharmaceutical company in Paris, France. Now relocated in and working out of  Belgium.

Medtronic Europe Sàrl  to Director Compensation & Benefits Western Europe, Emerging Markets and Canada

Tolochenaz, Switzerland

Medtronic Europe, a subsidiary of Medtronic Inc., a leading medical device company, is the Headquarters for Western Europe, Emerging Markets and Canada with over , employees in Manufacturing, Research, Sales and Marketing. Main responsibilities include providing compensation and benefits leadership, formulating and promulgating remuneration policies and guidelines, ensuring that appropriate procedures and systems are in accordance with corporate policies, legislative requirements and codes of practice and providing support and counsel to the Vice President Human Resources and to the Human Resources Committee.

Sylvania Lighting International 

Director International Compensation and Benefits

and Human Resources Services

Geneva, Switzerland

In January , the International Lighting Division of GTE was purchased by a consortium of private investors lead by Citicorp Venture Capital. The Geneva Headquarters of the previous European Lighting Division became the world Headquarters of a newly formed company renamed Sylvania Lighting International with , employees in Sales, Marketing, Design and Manufacturing of general lighting and fixtures brands. Sylvania Lighting International operated in countries.

Following reorganization of the previous GTE Lighting Geneva Headquarters, took over additional responsibilities in nonfinancial administration of the Headquarters and in projects to assist in restructuring of the marketing organizations and of the manufacturing operations which included direct involvement in an overall downsizing of the marketing organization and closure of a major plant in France.

GTE Corporation 

GTE Sylvania European Lighting Division Headquarters –

Compensation and Benefits Manager

and Human Resources Services Manager – Europe

Geneva, Switzerland

Due to closure of the Corporate Area Personnel Office, transferred to the European Lighting Division. While still providing compensation and benefits services and support to the other nonlighting groups of GTE, responsibilities extended to safety, health and environment and ad hoc Human Resources projects.

GTE Corporate Area Personnel Office Europe –

Compensation and Benefits Manager – Europe

Geneva, Switzerland

Responsibilities were to ensure the development, implementation and control of compensation and benefits systems for the management population of all GTE groups in Europe. This included Hay system position evaluations, compensation structures, merit budgets, salary planning and analysis, fringe benefit plans and international transfers of managers. Also responsible for monitoring benefits, wage and salary plans for the nonmanagement personnel.

In addition, responsible for general human resources activities for the nonlighting companies including recruitment, termination, training and development, HR audits, HR planning and executive continuity. Provided technical assistance and served as a resource person to the field to interpret U.S. policies and provided U.S. management information on specific needs of manufacturing and sales and marketing subsidiaries in European countries.

GTE Valenite Europe –

Human Resources Manager – Europe

Sinsheim, Germany

GTE Valenite Europe was the European Headquarters of a GTE company with four manufacturing sites in France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom and eleven sales and marketing offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom covering a total of over employees.

First located in Brussels reporting to the VicePresident International then transferred to Germany reporting to the newly appointed Managing Director Europe.

Responsible for directing the development, interpretation and application of human resources policies and procedures throughout European operations and for assisting the European Management Board with advice and followup on management, planning and organization matters. Acted as line Human Resources Manager in each country, having to adjust local intricacies to the corporate and group philosophies.

Also actively involved in compensation and benefits, collective bargaining, recruitment, termination, safety, health, environment, training and development, organization reviews, HR planning, executive continuity and in the overall implementation of appropriate HR policies.

Smoothed out a wide variety of HR problems in a corporate transition phase after the purchase by GTE and in an organizational transition phase following the creation of GTE Valenite Europe Headquarters.

Borex S.A.  –

Independent Partner

Brussels, Belgium

Minority shareholder in a family company. Organized professional sport events and handled brokerage of advertising and sponsoring programs related to such events. Also involved in new business development.

Watson Wyatt Data Services 

Associate Director

Brussels Belgium

The Data Services Division of The Watson Wyatt Company previously Wyatt is the largest survey organization in International Human Resources Consulting. It evolved form the Executive Compensations Services which was purchased by Wyatt in from Management Centre Europe.

In charge of the overall administration including budgeting, cost calculation and control and product support activities for salary, labor relations and human resources surveys in languages. In , promoted and officially involved in the survey process itself as well as in compensation and benefits consulting activities.

Société d'Edition La Dernière Heure/ Société d'Edition La Presse Belge 

Newspaper La Dernière Heure/Les Sports

Project Manager

Brussels, Belgium

Les Sports having merged with a major general interest daily newspaper, ensured the transition into the combined newspaper known as La Dernière Heure/Les Sports.

Newspaper Les Sports

Corporate Secretary –

Brussels Belgium

Les Sports was the only Belgian French speaking daily newspaper devoted exclusively to sports as well as organization of sports events. My family purchased and took management responsibility in . In charge of nonfinancial administration including personnel matters until merger of May with daily generalist newspaper. Took part in the negotiation and preparation of the merger agreement.


University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

B.S. in Business Administration General Business

   January May

Birth Date January ,  

Nationality Belgian

Marital Status Widow, children

Languages French Mother tongue

   English Fluently spoken and written as a second Mother tongue

      Basis in Dutch and German

Other Interests Travel, organization of professional sports events

Others Pension board trusteeships in Switzerland and United Kingdom


 The Role of Workforce Mobility in Supporting Key Business Strategies at Worldwide ERC and International Herald Tribune Global Workforce Mobility Summit in Brussels, Belgium in June

 Medtronic Compensation & Benefits at CRQP Human Resources course in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in April

 Total Reward & Culture Change at the Conference Board Compensation & Benefits Conference in Brussels, Belgium in September

 Flexible Benefits workshop at the Conference Board Compensation & Benefits Conference in Brussels, Belgium in September

 Medtronic Reward Practice and Philosophy at Webster University for Human Resources MBA Class in Geneva, Switzerland in July

 Stock Options Programs and Tax Implications in Switzerland at Euroforum seminar in Lausanne, Switzerland in October

 Expatriate Policy and Costs workshop at the Ernst & Young International Compensation & Benefits Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA in October

 Reward Management at Medtronic Manager Course, two to three times a year

 Member, Conference Board Compensation and Benefits Council


 Internal Consulting Skills for HR, Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota October

 PeopleSoft European Conferences, PeopleSoft, Edinburgh and Paris and

 The Medtronic Leader Course, San Diego, California – January

And more programs with GTE and GTE Sylvania

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