Cost Management

I assist companies in improving their cost/income ratio. I have a pragmatic approach seeking to optimize expenses without destroying value and to systematically analyze the impact of the envisaged solutions on the operating margin

Why I can help you optimize your P&L

A tried and tested method

20 years of experience in cost control projects using ABC (Activity-based Costing) and Lean Six Sigma methods, and Business Model Canvas. Tangible results in several Large Groups

A multidisciplinary approach

A fine-tuned vision of all the company's functions (Finance, Procurement, HR, Operations, Sales, IT) in order to not compartmentalize solutions, and generate global efficiency gains

Costs, and Revenue

Analyze the overall P&L to find the right balance between cost reduction, revenue increase, and the investments that may be required to optimize the cost/income ratio in a sustainable way

My significant references in Cost Management

Supported the Executive Committee in optimizing the company’s running cost and preparing a Series A

LegalTech, 2022

Analysed the cost of the support function information system and saved 15% of costs with offshoring the functions that were not related to the core-business

Asset Management, 2017-2018

Reduced the costs of the accounts receivable department by reducing staff, by offshoring the businesses that did not require to be carried out locally and defined the outplacement strategy with HR. Saved 700k€ p.a. and reduced lead time of the payment process by 70%

Bank, 2008-2009

Managed the IT department reorganization into shared services. Implemented a service catalog, charge back agreements, analyzed the gaps between the P&Ls of the different business lines and company infrastructures. Designed and implemented a unit price reduction policy of 10% per year. Implemented Centers of Excellence centralizing the best services of the world in terms of cost/quality ratio

Asset Management, 2006-2007 and Bank, 2004-2006

Redefined the subcontractor procurement policy of the IT department. Reviewed the master agreements, reduced the number of referenced suppliers and the number of external headcounts. Saved 4M€ in 3 years

Bank, 2003-2006

  • General Management Acceleration Program

    EDHEC Business School, 2020

  • Growth Strategy

    Penn, 2020

  • Innovating with the Business Model Canvas

    University of Virginia, 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

    Università Bocconi, 2019

  • Master in Management & Entrepreneurship

    ESSCA School of Management, 2001

To go further afield


Optimize your Running Cost with a Shared Services Organization

What is a shared services organization? Shared services enable the company's support functions, usually considered as cost centers, to be transformed into internal service providers. Each of these internal providers has a list of available services, and each of these services has a metric, with an associated unit price. Internal customers are...

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Arnaud Rioche

How about working together?

You wish to launch a project to optimize your profitability or to carry out a diagnosis of your costs/revenues balance?