Summary
 

IT Manager, Project Manager, IT auditor, Business & IT Consultant, Strategist

Professional Experience
 

Procter & Gamble, Switzerland
IT Manager - Marketing Technology

09.2018 → Present

  • Drive and deliver the Oral Care consumer-centric data strategy consisting in using data and analytics to drive insights into action by ensuring the right set of technological and architectural choices leading to data integration, execution, sufficiency and enrichment;

  • Manage digital brand building by delivering real-time insights and business transformation opportunities that drive market penetration and distribution, optimal promotional investments and superior media targeting and by leveraging methods to improve KPIs, inform new business models and optimise operations (e-commerce, media, CRM, web, mobile);

  • Lead IT governance for the Health Care division ensuring compliance with external regulatory and internal corporate standards and practices.

Certificate of employment

Deloitte, Switzerland
Senior in Analytics and IT Audit

06.2017 → 07.2018

  • Worked with 30+ large corporate and banking clients to develop a strong understanding of their IT and business processes environment (e.g. SAP, Oracle, Avaloq, Fire, Olympic) and define analytical problems to their challenges;

  • Developed and integrated innovative data analytics solutions (based on Tableau, QlikView, ACL, SQL and Excel Analytics) into financial statement audits and assurance projects and applied advanced techniques and algorithms;

  • Performed journal entry testing by reconciling the clients’ general ledger against the trail balance, identifying exceptions (e.g. back and forward-postings, transactions recorded during public holidays, to unusual accounts, made by users with few transactions, containing round numbers) and constructing insights;

  • Collaborated with colleagues from Zürich, Paris, Cardiff, Copenhagen and Bucharest to expand technology audit for Swiss clients (e.g. Spotlight, Illumia, Anti-Money Laundering, Deloitte Audit Journal Entry Testing).

Recommendation letter

Synpulse Management Consulting, Switzerland
Banking Consultant

 

01.2017 → 03.2017

 

  • Performed banking related projects in Microsoft VBA, Access and Excel.

Allianz, Switzerland
Strategic Software Purchaser

 

08.2015 → 06.2016

 

  • Analysed savings of €10M by developing quantitative financial models in Excel of €160M software assets;

  • Achieved 20% savings by negotiating a global services contract for a volume of €1M and 50 stakeholders;

  • Presented the consolidation of all mainframe suppliers totalling €80M to the top-management.

Recommendation letter

Independent, Switzerland
Business & IT Consultant

 

03.2014 → 02.2017

 

  • Established a CRM platform to manage 5’000+ contacts for the International Risk Governance Council;

  • Coordinated the Google Glass technology project enabling innovation at L’Oréal;

  • Implemented two WordPress websites and configured an e-learning module for Médecine-Intégrée.com;

  • Improved the online visibility by 300% using Google Analytics for the Helvetrust fiduciary;

  • Enhanced the internal IT synergies and business plan for HappyBus.ch.

List of projects

Recommendations

 
Siemens Wind Power, Denmark
IT Applications Intern

 

03.2010 → 09.2010

 

  • Led an organisation-wide software optimisation project resulting in 40% license cost reduction;

  • Defined 10 IT key performance indicators ensuring automated regular reporting to the management.

 

Recommendation letter

 

Oracle Corporation, Romania
Technology Business Consultant

 

​09.2008 → 07.2009

 

  • Delivered 10 cross-product offer requests to large UK clients ($5+ million revenue);

  • Designed and maintained a marketing newsletter for large UK clients (10,000+ employees).

 

Recommendation letter

 

Orange, Romania
IT Networking Trainee

 

​06.2007 → 09.2007

 

  • Managed organisation-wide access rights for 500+ collaborators;

  • Ensured organisation-wide network service availability at 99.99%.

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Languages
  • English (C1): TOEFL, IELTS

  • French (C1): DELF

  • German (B2/C1): GOETHE

  • Italian (A1/A2)

  • Romanian (C2)

  • GMAT: 690 (86%) - 50Q, 34V

Key Competencies
  • Consulting: problem solving, project management, flexibility

  • Leadership: Strong communication and public speaking skills proven in projects with interdisciplinary teams

  • ​IT: journal entry testing, data analytics, risk evaluation

Certificates
Tools
  • Enterprise: MS SharePoint; Oracle RAS, UPK, DB, CRM; SAP ERP, CRM; Google Analytics

  • OS: MS Windows; OS X, iOS

  • Web: web design, WordPress, Chamilo, HTML 5, CSS 3, Dreamweaver

  • OOA/D: Service analysis & design, service implementation, service modeling

Interests
  • Mentor of 20+ highly motivated professionals

  • Tennis: winner of 60+ singles and doubles competitions

  • Cultural dweller exploring world heritages

  • Passionate reader of books explaining the multiverse

Administrative
  • C permit

  • Date of birth: 18.04.1986

  • Civil status: married

  • Children: 1 child

  • Nationality: Romanian

  • Address: Chemin du Fief-de-Chapitre 10, 1213 Petit-Lancy

  • E-mail: popescugeorge2003@yahoo.com

  • Phone: +41 76 269 54 31

Education
 

EPFL, Switzerland  
PhD in Enterprise Architecture (GPA: 5.33/6, Top 10%)

9.2010 → 10.2016

  • Improved 2 modelling notations to communicate about strategy by conducting 200 interviews with non-IT people, resulting in 300 business and IT service models;

  • Published 5 papers on business and IT alignment and 6 on recommender systems;

  • Taught 9 courses in Business and Technology to 350+ Bachelor and Master students.

 

PhD diploma and transcript

Recommendation letter

Ecole Polytechnique, France 
MSc (Hons.) in Mgt of Information Systems (GPA: 14/20, Top 5%)

 

​08.2009 → 10.2010

  • Awarded highest excellence scholarship for academic achievement (Top 3 of 40) in quantum of €10k;

  • Awarded 1st prize among 30 participants for the specification and design of an autonomous robot.

 

Master diploma and transcript

Aarhus School of Business, Denmark 
MSc in International Business (GPA: 5.6/12)

 

​09.2009 → 03.2011

  • Completed the 2-year program in 1 year and an internship.

Master diploma and transcript

 

Polytechnics University of Bucharest, Romania
BSc (Hons.) in Applied Informatics (GPA: 8.94/10, Top 5%)

 

​10.2005 → 07.2009

 

  • Awarded highest merit scholarship for academic achievement (Top 50 of 800);

  • Awarded 1st prize among 100 participants for the design and programming of a robot voice control tool.

 

Bachelor diploma and transcript

Academy of Economic Studies, Romania 
BSc in International Business (GPA: 8.51/10, Top 5%)

 

​10.2005 → 06.2008

  • Specialisation in International Business with focus on Geopolitics.

Bachelor diploma and transcript

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