©2019 by Olivia Urbanowski.

ABOUT

Your Global Interpreter

Too often have I witnessed how people speak different languages and just don't understand each other. From IT transaction codes to marketing terms, each team has its own jargon - to which is added the multicultural landscape brought by globalization.

As a multilingual engineer who has worked in IT, sales, marketing and has even founded her own e-commerce company, I am the chameleon you need to help you with your projects.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

I worked three years as a consultant in a management consulting firm. I master the approach of effective problem solving, especially when it comes to assessing the current landscape of a company - processes, tools - for an improvement of productivity.
I also founded an international e-commerce company, which gave me a first-hand experience in the field of e-commerce, on all levels.
Finally I worked on the development all across Europe of an IT company offering services for the e-commerce, which allowed me to gain insights on the differences between the different markets in Europe, each country's distinctiveness, as well as its level of maturity.
I learn fast based on experience but also based on constant independent learning and training.
I am very sensitive to cultural differences, as I have worked in different countries with people from different nationalities - especially in France, Germany where I currently live, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom, as I master these five languages. 

 

2019

FREELANCE CONSULTANT

EUROPE

I offer you my expertise for your projects in:

  • Digital transformation

  • Online presence

  • IT and B2B marketing

  • Change management and internal communication

  • International business development

  • Multilingual communication

2018

BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP MANAGER SUPPLY CHAIN

TRIUMPH INTERNATIONAL - MUNICH, GERMANY

My role was to be the link between the business teams and the IT department for all IT change requests and IT projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring of the projects’ portfolio

  • Support in the business needs definition & submission to the IT teams

  • Follow-up of projects and monitoring of the satisfaction levels

 

The main challenge was to handle with diplomacy the different departments and actors when trying to find a compromise between requirements, budget and ressources.

2016 to 2017

MARKETING & SALES MANAGER

TRADEPLACE B.V. - AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

My responsibility was divided in 2 fields: marketing and sales. The working languages were English (main), German, French, Spanish and Polish with customers.

Marketing:

  • Marketing strategy definition

  • Yearly plan definition, incl. budget

  • Selection of a partner agency

  • Project definition and monitoring of the execution (videos, newsletters, campaigns…)

  • Re-building of the company website (conception, content, monitoring)

  • Launch of a new product on the market (customer survey, ad campaign, product optimization follow-up)

Sales:

  • Sales strategy definition

  • Sales monitoring

  • Account management

  • Customer acquisition

The main challenges came from the set-up of the company: a joint-venture between European household appliances manufacturers. Each company had a different agenda, and they were not the target users of the offered services. 

2013 to 2015

FOUNDER & CEO OF THE JASAMA ESHOP

BODINOWSKI INC. - PARIS, FRANCE & WARSAW, POLAND

Jasama was an online shop featuring customizable made to measure classic women’s wear.

Project set-up:

  • Project definition and design based on an original concept, market research and market analysis

  • Design of the brand and its image

  • Sourcing of raw material suppliers (in Poland); contract definition, management of supply

  • Online shop design: content, visualization software definition; production steering (from specifications definition to testing and user acceptance) (in Poland)

  • Clothing collection design, in partnership with the professional tailor in charge of the production (in Poland)

  • Logistics set-up (in Poland)

  • Incorporation: bureaucratic and legal paperwork (in France)

Launch and run of business:

  • Business management

  • Set-up of the marketing and sales strategy

  • Design & distribution of online ads

  • Organisation & leading of exhibitions

  • Community management: Facebook, Wordpress blog

  • Press and blog communities relationship management

The main challenge came from the lack of network in the fashion industry.

2010 to 2013

MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION CONSULTANT

KURT SALMON - PARIS, FRANCE

Most of the jobs focused on defining the scope and managing projects of process and tools re-design, for clients in various industries (automobile, aeronautics, logistics, food, luxury goods…), in different specialties (supply chain management, product lifecycle management, change management). Responsibilities included in particular:

  • Assessment and business plan set-up for re-design of processes, tools and organization

  • Business case set-up

  • Support to IT re-design  

  • Support to process re-design

  • Support to project communication

For most of the projects, the main challenge was about change management: involvement and acceptance of the people.

Optimization of the purchasing processes, beverage company - Cognac

  • Assessment of the as-is of the organization, the processes and the IT-tools and definition of the to-be target

  • Drafting of SAP specifications, as well as planning and support of the UATs

 

Data management digitization, water treatment company - Paris

  • Project scoping

Demand planning optimization, beverage company - Paris

  • Organization / processes / IT as-is assessment and definition of the to-be target

 

Definition and implementation of KPIs, logistics company - Paris

  • As-is assessment and definition of the to-be target

 

Supply chain pptimization, sugar manufacturer - Reims

  • SAP customizing and support of the UATs

  • Drafting of training material

Assessment of the as-is processes, advisory and support for the implementation of a PLM system, car manufacturer - Paris

  • Processes & IT as-is assessment, draft of the to-be target, business case & roadmap

  • PLM process assessment and target definition

  • Communication plans and material

 

Assessment of the logistics processes, service cleaning company - Paris

  • Review of logistics processes

  • Introduction of an S&OP methodology

Carve-out of the parent company, aviation Tier 1 Supplier - Toulouse

  • Definition of IT target and drafting of the roadmap

 

Centralization of the finance department, automobile Tier 1 Supplier - Paris

  • Business case

2009

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING PURCHASING TRAINEE

L'ORÉAL S.A. - PARIS, FRANCE

  • Analysis of the physical goods flows and consulting on the purchasing practices to be implemented on one specific new contract - editing of a best practices guide.

  • Market research, canvassing, editing of technical files, technical audits and integration of new contract manufacturers on two specific hair products

  • Study of the modus operandi of the management of contract manufacturing transportation in factories ; costs minimization - creation of a matrix to calculate optimized costs.

  • Launch of new products for 2010 - writing of calls for tender ; costs analysis, negotiations

The main challenge was finding new subcontractors which fit the specific needs and quality standards of l'Oréal.

2006 to 2009

GRADUATE STUDENT

ÉCOLE CENTRALE LYON - LYON, FRANCE

Master of Science in Engineering a.k.a. Diplôme d'Ingénieur

Three years school of overall engineering: the school’s mission is to train highly skilled corporate executives and to help keep them at this peak level throughout their career. The third year is devoted to a specialization to be chosen in a large choice of fields.

Major: civil engineering - Minor: supply chain management

SKILLS

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English - bilingual
German - bilingual
French - native
Polish - native
Spanish - business fluent (DELE C1)

INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE

Ecommerce
Consumer electronics
Clothing
Household appliances
Wine & alcohol, cosmetics – luxury goods

TECHNICAL SKILLS

MS Office (advanced user)
Google AdWords
Sharepoint
LinkedIn ads (experienced user)

SOFT SKILLS

Communication and positive attitude
Goal orientation
Ability to work independently
Problem-solving skills
Adaptability and reliability

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

Marketing, advertisement and communication
Change management
Project management
Sales
Entrepreneurship

HOBBIES

Travel & foreign cultures
Politics of the European Union
Outdoor sports (skiing, kitesurfing, triathlon...)
Fitness trainer at Thomas Sport Center, Munich