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Matthieu is passionate about helping procurement practitioners add value to their organisation through online collaboration tools and procurement transformations. He has devoted the past several years to this vision through several startup businesses that provide advisory and software services to the procurement profession. Matthieu is particularly interested in helping to uncover the necessary conditions for successful buyer-supplier collaboration.
As a big believer in the power of interdisciplinary ways of reasoning towards problem solving, Matthieu has been involved in the organisation of the TEDxWarwick conferences since 2010. Matthieu led the team that would organise TEDxWarwick 2011, which was featured on TED’s homepage, a first for a university-organised TEDx event. Matthieu was awarded the Warwick Advantage Gold Award for his achievements in this context. He also advises the organising teams of TEDxLSE and TEDxOxford.
Matthieu is also interested in researching and experimenting with human movement and the ways in which we can integrate movement in our 21st-century lives to maintain and develop both movement quality and functional capacity. He holds the ANSI-accredited CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate, obtained with full marks (45/45).
Matthieu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, and has recently completed a Master in Management Degree at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business.
FUNCTION: Supply Chain & Logistics
Marketing Services Manager
November 2017 - Present | London
Digital Growth Marketer
February 2015 - November 2017 ( 2 years, 9 months ) | London
-Implemented and managed key marketing automation tools enabling data-driven, multi-channel marketing campaigns (paid & owned online media, email, direct mail, in-app), created workflows and integrated with our CRM system, trained internal stakeholders
-Segmented audience groups using data from multiple sources to provide targeted messaging appropriate to the buyer journey's stage
-Defined and analysed A/B tests and heat maps to optimise conversion rates
-Developed algorithmic models estimating savings benefits from using our products, strengthening our value proposition
Growth Hacker & Associate Product Manager
Old St Labs
October 2014 - December 2014 ( 2 months ) | London
We build software that enables Enterprises to forge deeper and more valuable relationships with their Buyers and Suppliers.
Our products and platforms increase innovation, collaboration, alignment and agility. Decrease risks, costs, duplication and time to action. And they improve processes, productivity, accountability and connections.
We call it ‘Enterprise Level Innovation’.
Online Learning Coordinator
December 2013 - June 2014 ( 6 months ) | London & Melbourne
-Developed material for and created 17 online learning modules, each dealing with one aspect of the procurement process; each module contains up to 10 minutes of video along with questions & answers
-Collaborated with procurement trainers and online learning experts in order to determine the most effective methods for teaching procurement to an online audience
-Collaborated with external business trainers interested in making use of our online learning platform
-Involved in many aspects of product development: market research, competitor analysis, product functionality, branding, liaising with web developers, iterations and vision development
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Connecting Partners SA
October 2011 - September 2012 ( 11 months ) | Geneva
-Involved in all elements concerning the creation and growth of the company
-Contributed to the creation of several customer company creations (Product Definition, Developing Business Plans, Fundraising Strategies, and Partner Ecosystem Creation)
-Managed the company's accounting records
-Responsible for all back office activities: accounts payable, purchasing, setting and planning meetings, taking meeting minutes
-Responsible for the company’s IT setup and maintenance: Data Migration, Office 365, website (using SharePoint web CMS and making use of HTML and CSS), QNAP NAS server
March 2011 - Present ( 7 years, 5 months )
I advise TEDx events all over Europe with regards to all aspects of the event, including but not limited to:
-coaching speakers, enabling them to adapt their presentation to the TED format
-raising sponsorship and creating long-lasting partnerships with sponsors
-internal collaboration, getting the most our of your own team
-online marketing: making the most of your website and social media
-digital media pre-production and post-production
Summer Intern- Web Marketing
August 2010 - September 2010 ( 1 month ) | Los Angeles
I critically reviewed and implemented iSuppli’s SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy in order to increase relevant traffic towards the company’s website.
Specific Responsibilities Included:
-Monitoring website stats (using Google Analytics), following traffic trends and addressing any irregularities
-Monitoring Google Webmaster Tools regularly to ensure that all aspects of the website are optimized (this includes title tags, meta descriptions, ALT tags, and crawl errors)
-Identifying non-branded keywords that, when integrated onto the website, will drive significant additional traffic
-Finding ways to create additional content on the website, using the keywords with the highest potential conversion rates
-Ensuring that linkage within the iSuppli website optimizes the website architecture, both for SEO purposes as well as for driving conversion rates
-Monitoring backlinks/inward links
-Optimizing the internal search engine
President and Coordinator
March 2010 - March 2011 ( 1 year ) | University of Warwick, UK
I led of a team of 36 people that spent a year preparing all aspects of a TEDx conference: raising sponsorship, inviting and preparing speakers, marketing the event, and preparing all logistical arrangements. Our biggest success was having been chosen by TED to feature on their homepage, making us the first ever undergraduate students to receive this honor. This gave us global recognition: talks from our conference have been viewed online more than three million times.
Summer Intern- Market Research
August 2009 - September 2009 ( 1 month ) | Los Angeles
I produced a report that analyzed the global fiscal stimulus packages enacted in late 2008 and early 2009, in order to determine the likely impact on the electronics sector. I summarized and analyzed large amounts of data obtained from governmental reports, think tank reports, and press releases, and presented my findings to iSuppli executives.
Grenoble Graduate School of Business- London campus
Master of International Business of Business Studies
2012 - 2014
University of Warwick
BSc Economics of Economics, Politics, International Studies
2008 - 2011
Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
International Baccalaureate of Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, French
2005 - 2008