What do I do

Through a unique background, combining both HR operations and projects, I have become a partner to implement your HR Strategy. I can add value to your HR team by introducing best practices from the various fields I have walked through.

What is differentiating Nerval from the Global Management Consulting Companies?

Nerval consulting is positioned at the Tactical Layer of your Strategy. Our key asset is to make the link between experts, thanks to a vertical and horizontal broad spectrum.

Nerval Consulting positioning

Strategy Consultants Big 4 Nerval
Define Global strategy
Convert Global Strategy into HR Strategy
Plan HR Strategy
Manage HR Transformation Program
Work accros boundaries
Functional experts
Junior support

Who am I

As an independent consultant, I bring you a visionary and objective approach. Customers’ feedback is that I’m very pragmatic. I will drive you to actions. For those of you who are familiar with MBTI, my profile is ESTJ (“born to organise”)

My colleagues describe me as a no nonsense professional, with a candid human touch. To make it short, I’m the oil in your engine

Vertical integration

I’m a hands-on consultant, working with your base as well as your VP’s, to design a pragmatic approach of your High Level strategy. On smaller projects, I design my own tools and models. No need to hire a group of consultants. I can do the management as well as the daily tasks of the project.

Horizontal integration

I will make a link between experts within HR, between HR and other departments, or even between companies of your group. It is partly due to my personality: tolerant, open, curious and demanding for expertise.

It is also due to my practical experience of most of the key roles of the HR Model: Centre of Expertise, HR shared service centre as well as HR Business Partner.

Continuous skills development

I consider having a strong academic background (namely Business Engineer) is not satisfactory for a lifetime. From time to time, I upgrade my qualifications with new management or social models to make sure I am not reinventing the wheel.

Examples of additional certifications I acquired are:

  • Quality Assurance (ISO 9000)
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Change Management (Prosci Adkar methodology)
  • Lean Management, Six Sigma Green Belt
  • MBTI practitioner

I would be happy to join your team either to manage it or to coach it on the way to the HR excellence.

International mobility

My two sons grew up so fast ! A key success factor of your project is the close relationship between the project manager and your local teams. As experienced global project manager I can offer my capacity and willingness to travel to your various regions, specifically APAC

Systems

Willing to review your HR Information System strategy, you are facing challenges outside the comfort zone of your HR team: select a tool based on rational criteria. Then, manage the project and the vendor you selected, to deliver on time and within budget. Typically, neither your team, nor IT, does have a Project Manager available with the right background to support you in these challenges.

System agnostic, I am particularly proud to record multiple projects implementing 3 leading HR tools: Successfactors, Workday and Talentsoft. This is one of my key differentiators on the market. Thanks to this, I support you writing a Request for Proposals that the vendors will understand and respond to, point by point. I help you to determine which one best suits your specific requirements.

I have worked on Talent projects as well as Payroll integrations. From large international companies to mid-size market companies (or even very small), in various industries as well as public services.

As Project Manager, I integrate into your company, adopting your project management framework if you do have one. Based on a background as HR professional and thanks to a rational mindset I’m bridging the gap between HR & IT worlds.

Change Management

Thanks to the new wave of SaaS applications, HR is going digital. Technical implementation is easier than at the times of ERP’s. Also, these tools propose you best practices processes. As a consequence, the difficulty of the project has transferred to the change management. Each company has to work at underlying principles like empowerment of the line managers, or reducing the number of paper processes.

As opposed to a traditional Project manager, I’m adding value to your digital project by contributing significantly to the process design and change management.

HR analytics is another typical HRIS challenge. Again, my deep understanding of data model as well as HR business helps you to define models such as Strategic Workforce planning. Eventually, you will leverage from your HRIS efforts

Don’t hesitate to contact me now...

Cases & CV

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P&V Assurances

Project Manager SuccessFactors. Acting as internal Project Manager, adding Vendor Management and Change Management value. Design of gross payroll front-end to integrate with Partena social secretariat. (2019-2020)

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CREDENDO

Expert HR IS, leading a Request for Proposal for a Talent Management solution (Recruitment, Learning and Development, Performance Management). Project Manager Talentsoft Recruitment (2018-2019)

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Swift

Project Manager Workday. Leading Functional, Integration and Change Management Streams, for HCM, Compensations, Absences and Time Tracking modules. (2017-2018)

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Vandemoortele

Project Manager SuccessFactors. Acting as internal Project Manager, adding Business Process Re-engineering and Change Management value (2016-2017)

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IBA

Strategic HR IS consultant: coaching internal teams on the maturity journey towards professional HR management systems

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HopkinsLongworth

Supporting an Executive Search start-up selecting an appropriate e-Recruitment and CRM tool to support its growth (2016)

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AGC

Project Manager, Talent Management. Supported the Centre of Expertise in selecting a cloud application for Talent Management: Request For Proposal and Detailed comparison with SAP on-Premise option (2015)

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GSK

ad Interim HR Manager (2013), set-up of a model and process for Strategic Workforce Planning (2014), Architect and Process Lead on the Workday implementation (2014-2015)

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NMBS-SNCB

Project Manager in the HR Transformation programme (Manages the Operating Model, BPR, and Transition to Productive Organisation) (From 2007 to 2013)

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STIB-MIVB

Project Manager and Business Analyst of the SAP Recruitment implementation (2007)

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NorthgateArinso

Set-up and management of an international HR Shared Service Center: Delivery model, Standard services definition, Standard operating procedure; Monitoring and reporting of Service Level Agreements and KPI's. Monthly management of 20 payrolls over 8 countries. (2 years experience live) . From 2003 to 2006

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Belgacom Mobile (Proximus)

Working for the e-HRM team as project leader of projects such as : Appraisal system, Mobility Board, Who is who, Workforce Planning, e-Recruitment. From 2000 to 2002

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bpost

Project leader of the ORACLE HRIS implementation in 2000-2001. HR Business Analyst (2007)

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Sodexo Belgique

Redesign of the HR administrative processes. Objectives were to have smoother processes, in line with the HR best practices, and to increase efficiency by the use the internet possibilities. (2000)

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Mastercard, Belgium

Project manager of the SAP-HR implementation

Puilaetco Dewaay, Belgium

Recruitment manager

Alusuisse-Lonza, France and The Netherlands

Various assignments in the HR and Quality assurance fields

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Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Coordinator of the M.B.A and the student exchanges programmes

Nerval B.V.B.A.

Av A.J. Slegers, 74/2
1200 BRUSSELS
BELGIUM

Contact me

Mail: virginie.louvois@nerval.be
Tel: +32 (0)477 577 056
Fax: +32 (0)2 763 39 20
BTW/TVA: BE 0468.009.855

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