Company: McBride plc
Sophie Vandamme wanted to establish a career at a company where she could combine working with people and her human resources expertise. She joined McBride plc, a manufacturing company that supplies household and personal care products to Europe’s largest and most successful retailers, in July 2012, and has become an integral part of the company’s success.
Recognized for being a valued business partner in diverse environments, Ms. Vandamme is a motivated leader with proven communication and organizational skills. She is practical, articulate and creative, and has the ability to solve difficult and complex business issues. Ms. Vandamme has consistently obtained high performance through leadership and cohesive team building and excels at retaining employees. She has received many accolades and awards for her exceptional work in the field over the course of her career.
In her role, Ms. Vandamme is responsible for enabling clients to achieve their goals within the context of the business strategy, by providing a thinking partnership and an efficient HR expertise, and overseeing European HR Team, including 11 direct reports and 2, 000 employees spread across five business units, 11 production entities and two distribution centers. She also has geographical responsibility at a continental European level (Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland and Czech Republic).
Ms. Vandamme is a certified coach who supports her students in achieving specific personal or professional goals. She uses structures, models and methodologies such as NLP, GROW, etc. to facilitate thinking or learning new behavior for personal growth or professional advancement. Well respected for her dedication and passion, Ms. Vandamme attributes her success to performing at a high level of excellence, as well as being focused. Looking toward the future, she would like to experience continued success at her company and become the chief officer of human resources. She also wishes to start a consulting and coaching business.
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