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Laurence Briffa

  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Event coordination & organisation

Professional Status

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About Me

Linked to the company's management, I participate in the organisation between the different services and assist them for administrative tasks, communication and events. I also manage external relationships with customers, suppliers and service providers. I am the key element of the company, because I centralise all information, while showing a sense of discretion and confidentiality.
Available and attentive, with excellent interpersonal skills; autonomous and dynamic, I know how to evolve in the international universe, with full English proficiency. I can also make it easier for staff to commute to work for their day-to-day well-being, which is one of the key factors in business performance.
Available with a month's notice, contact me to discuss.

Experience

Bilingual Teams Research Assistant

Inria
Since October 2017
Responsibilities completed
  • Assistance of two international research teams (60 persons)
  • HR monitoring
  • Budgetary, financial and contractual supports
  • Communication, events and external relationships
Company Description

Public institution, inventor of the digital world

Company website

http://www.inria.fr

Senior Office Manager

Wever
March 2017 to April 2017
Responsibilities completed
  • Management team assistant & Sustainable mobility advisor
Company Description

A social carpooling network to share daily trips

Responsibilities completed
  • Executive & Team Assistant at Legal, Contract Management & Export Control Dept.
Company Description

Franco-Italian joint venture of the space industry.
"Innovation at the heart of satellite solutions, to the service of citizens and beyond the earth"

Animation & Communication Officer

Telecom Valley
June 2016 to December 2016
Responsibilities completed
  • ANIMATION for members: supports to commissions, events organisation
  • Identifying and implementing cross-members projects, and via the ecosystem
  • Promoting the Association: developing prospects & partners
  • Networking of members and digital actors
  • COMMUNICATION: community management, updating website, writing newsletters
Company Description

Digital facilitator on the French Riviera, for 25 years

Executive & Team Assistant

Thales Alenia Space
January 2015 to March 2016
Responsibilities completed
  • Personal Assistant to the Control & Operation Satellite Manager and his team, in the Telecom branch (80 persons)
  • Coordination & organisation of a 3 days seminar, to federate the best customers: 120 persons worldwide
  • Logistics support during LEOP (Launch and Early Orbit Phase)
  • Suppliers orders & invoices processing, litigation management
  • Management of agendas, meetings, missions
Company Description

Franco-Italian joint venture of the space industry.
"Innovation at the heart of satellite solutions, to the service of citizens and beyond the earth"

Company website

https://www.thalesgroup.com/fr/global-activities/espace

General Services Assistant

Thales Alenia Space
April 2014 to November 2014
Responsibilities completed
  • Personal Assistant to the General Services Manager and his team
  • Event project coordinator
  • English translation of business review, for the site Director
  • Suppliers orders & invoices processing, recovery orders, litigation management, decision making in emergency
  • Monitoring and management expenses of persons engaged in the company daily commuting plan
  • Member of the Transport and Environment group, to promote the best practices in sustainable development
Company Description

Franco-Italian joint venture of the space industry.
"Innovation at the heart of satellite solutions, to the service of citizens and beyond the earth"

Company website

https://www.thalesgroup.com/fr/global-activities/espace

Sustainable Mobility Manager

Green Code Agency
January 2010 to December 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Project management for an inter companies daily commuting plan: diagnosis, investigation, context analysis, statistics, presentation of results, monitoring changes in the development of indicators and solutions
  • Materials design supports and events: organisation of thematic round tables, workshops, carpooling lunches, creation "Cycle to work" days, to promote cycling as a mode of commuting
  • Co-organisation of a Sustainable Mobility Forum: around 130 visitors with targeted public, during the European Mobility Week, Sept.-2012: "Green Code 2012 Forum", at Sophia Antipolis: www.greencode.fr/echos/projets-finalises/forum-greencode-2012/
  • Preliminary study on the implementation of electric charging terminals, in a medium city in the Alpes-Maritimes (12 000 unhabitants)
  • Management of 20 internal coordinators, in a big company (around 5000 persons)
  • Community management of sustainable mobility on social networks, and administration management of blogs/website; online survey management
  • Public & press relations, photos reports
  • Speaker at the international conference on sustainable mobility, in Monaco: "Ladies in Mobility" at EVER Monaco exhibition & conference, March 2013: www.ladiesinmobility.com/conference-des-ladies-programme.php
Detailed Description
  • Solutions for eco-friendly and daily trips.
Company Description

http://www.greencode.fr/presentation/mes-realisations/

Eco-Mobility Project Manager

Amadeus
May 2008 to December 2009
Responsibilities completed
  • Educate employees in implementing alternatives to "one person driving in a car", by improving traffic flow on commuting, in favor of public transportation, carpool, (electric) bicycle, walking to work and telecommuting
  • Survey analysis, presentation of results and writing summaries
  • Organisation and animation of workshops in English, on the various themes of alternative modes of transportation to the private car
  • Coordination with the engineering office in charge of the project at local level, and the "Sophia Club Companies"
  • Participation in the development of solutions catalog to implement
  • Monitoring the implementation of the first actions
  • Creating a dashboard for monitoring the project and its progress
  • Work on change management
Detailed Description
  • Daily transportation management on Sophia Antipolis site.

Scientific Programm Assistant, Congress area

European Society of Cardiology
August 2007 to April 2008
Responsibilities completed
  • Coordination of special sessions (3, 000 visitors), responsible for the team of 20 hostesses, in Vienna - Austria
  • Scientific support: communication, correspondence with cardiologists and Steering Committee
  • Creation of statistics, reports and online questionnaires, publications, relationships with medical publishers, selection of medical studies
  • Part of the implementation of the scientific program, & medical brochures in French-English
Company Description

The European Society of Cardiology's mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe, through education, congresses, clinical practice guidelines, surveys and journals.

Customers Sales & Management Supports

Thales Underwater Systems
June 2006 to June 2007
Responsibilities completed
  • Customer service support, for export areas: coordination of technical and business directorates
  • Interface between the head manager, sales forces, and group agencies: Thales UK & Australia
  • Organisation of seminars with international entities
Company Description

Management coordination for Naval services

Personal & Projects Assistant

Plan Bleu: United Nations Environment Program / Mediterranean Action Plan
December 2005 to April 2006
Responsibilities completed
  • Director agenda monitoring, travel organisation, redaction of activities annual reports
  • Follow up of contracts for consultants in the Meds zone
  • Coordination for creation of brochures: design, layout, text revision
  • Interface with experts for seminars in France and abroad
  • Bilingual Translation (English-French) of documents (tender specifications, ...)
Company Description

Member of the UNEP: http://www.unep.org/
Plan Bleu is a center of observation, analysis and advice on the evolution of the Mediterranean; for prospective and protection of the Mediterranean Sea

Company website

http://planbleu.org/en/plan-bleu

Sales Support Analyst & Marketing Support

Allergan
May 2005 to December 2005
Responsibilities completed
  • Coordination of the distributors Management for Botox product, in Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, areas
  • Analysis of export sales, and marketing support (forecasts on spreadsheets and graphs)
  • Inventory management in relation with the finance departement, budget plannification and distributors abroad
  • Implementation and coordination of promotional activities, organisation of national and international congresses
Company Description

American pharmaceutical laboratory, specialising in the field of ophthalmology.

Company website

http://www.allergan.com

Bilingual Administrative & Sales Support, on Export Dept.

Integra Neuro Science
June 2003 to November 2004
Responsibilities completed
  • Follow up of French customer accounts: neurosurgeons and dermatological ones
  • Sales coordination with export distributors in Spain, UK, Ireland, Mexico, Argentina & Brazil
  • Bilingual interface with Sales Representatives and intercompany agencies, in UK & USA
Company Description

Pharmaceutical industry specialising in neurosurgery. Manufacture and distribution of neurosurgical implants and materials and skin (artificial skin for burn victims), mainly.

Team Leader for the French Surgical Dept.

Advanced Medical Optics
January 2000 to March 2003
Responsibilities completed
  • Management of a 3 up to 5 sales representatives team: recruitment, training, motivation, communication
  • Management of key accounts (hospitals, clinics), litigation management, decision making in emergency
  • Bilingual coordination (French-English) between the various departments: Sales Administration, Marketing, Human Resources, Logistics, Finances (France & Ireland)
  • Coordination with ophthalmologists customers and distributors
  • SAP skills: testing and application
Company Description

US pharmaceutical industry, specialising in the areas of contact lenses care products, and intraocular lenses for cataract surgery.
Manufacture and distribution of these products and surgical equipment for surgery division (phaco emulsification equipment and consumables).
(AMO derived from Allergan Laboratory after split. Then AMO acquired by Abbott Medical Optics Laboratory)

Company website

http://www.amo-inc.com

Tele-sales Representative

Allergan
July 1997 to December 1999
Responsibilities completed
  • Orders processing, sales promotion, invoicing, after-sales service
  • Customer support for opticians, pharmaceutical wholesalers, doctors
  • Bilingual coordination (French-English) between various departments: Administration and Sales Force, Marketing, Human Resources, Logistics, Finance (France and Ireland)
Company Description

American pharmaceutical laboratory, specialising in the field of ophthalmology.

Company website

http://www.allergan.com

Bilingual English Receptionist & HR Assistant

Allergan
December 1996 to June 1997
Responsibilities completed
  • French-English receptionist and operator
  • Reception and selection of resumes
Company Description

American pharmaceutical laboratory, specialising in the field of ophthalmology.

Company website

http://www.allergan.com/