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Badr Bakhat

Badr Bakhat

Process Engineering Manager / LSS Black Belt

Freelancer Available
Process engineer and MBA Alumnus with over 15 years of international experience leading change management and process improvement projects through the PM life-cycle. Thanks to my problem solving and communications skills, I thrive in challenging technical environments where I am able to deliver high impact projects both autonomously and as part of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Collect data, analyze it, and provide exploitable studies for decision-makers
  • Redefine complex problems and generate business leads in several African and European countries
  • Worked as part of a cross-functional team to execute technology transfer and improve manufacturing processes in US and South Korean facilities
  • Solved complex problems on the critical manufacturing process of firing oxide and non-oxide ceramics in fuel-fired and electrically heated kilns and furnaces operating in air, atmosphere, and /or vacuum environment
  • Ensured standardization and continuous improvement of the firing process including data collection, analysis, and reporting systems
  • Lead major projects optimizing burners setting, redefining kiln relines, and upgrading safety equipment to reach total compliance with regulations and directives, such as Reg. 7 and NFPA 86, by using Lean Six Sigma tools such as DMAIC, DMEDI, and Kaizen improvements
  • Prescribe continuous improvement actions and plan the freight from subsidiaries and partners in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Spain, South Africa, and the US and ensure delivery for customers in Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Mexico, Peru, and the US
  • Redact proposals with the technical description of the process and solution, the complete description of DIrexa's supply, customer supply and terms of the proposals (price, schedule, payment terms...)
  • Oversee consulting projects in North and South America, ensuring a permanent positive cash flow and the respect of the defined schedule
  • Manage the IT structure to guarantee safe access to information for employees and partners both in-house and in the different worksites
  • Device new follow-up tools for the Consulting and Service Department and improve existing processes
  • Clean and consolidate data, define KPIs, design reporting tools, and build models to optimize lead time and ensure safety in COVID-19 testing sites
  • Provided insights helping to slash lead time by 80% while complying with HIPAA
  • Co-founded the cabinet and fulfilled >250% income growth by implementing Six Sigma tools for cost reduction, organizational (re)structuring, and project management
  • Audited clients in France, Spain, and Portugal, and generated more than $15 million savings in operational costs
  • Managed a highly complex account, helping clients structure databases, prescribing marketing tools, and generating additional revenue for both Nielsen and the client
  • Over 300k€ incremental sales when the objective was 200k€
  • Drove SMB lead generation campaigns (Google Adword/Adsense, Excel, Sharepoint) and ensured automatic tracking and ROI measurement on
  • 37% closing rate and 66% of roadshow costs financed via sponsoring
  • Devised applied statistical models (GLS, DOE, sequential analysis, and polynomial regression) for innovation, process optimization, and sourcing improvement
  • Reduced materials cost by 20% ($2.3 million) and slashed R&D cost by more than 90%

Certification-Cybersecurity Risk Management

Harvard University

February 2019 to May 2019

MBA: Spacialized in Strategy and Corporate Intelligence

ESLSCA Business School, Paris, France

September 2016 to June 2017

Specialized Masters: Marketing and Communication

ESCP EUROPE Business School, Paris, France

September 2009 to March 2011

Masters Degree in Materials Engineering

ENSCI School of Engineers, Limoges, France

September 2004 to October 2008
  • Forecasting Studies
  • Economic Impact Studies
  • Allocations Planning
  • Process Engineering
  • Management Consulting
  • Market Studies
  • Economic Development Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Risk Management
  • Project Management
  • English
  • Arabic (MSA & several dialects)
  • Portuguese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish (Spain & Latin America)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • MS Office, MS Project, GANTT Project
  • Python
  • Tableau, Microsoft Power BI
  •, Sharepoint
  • Minitab, SPSS
  • Solidworks, AutoCAD
  • Maltego, Gephi, Cmap,
  • Office of the Governor of California
  • Team Rubicon
  • AGYP / MEDEF - France, Kenya, Tunisia
  • L'Oréal - France
  • Kraft Foods - France
  • Tanger Automotive City - Morocco
  • Verily Life Sciences
  • La Tribune Afrique - France, Mali, Morocco
  • Banque Populaire - France
  • Toys'R'Us Iberia - Portugal and Spain
  • Tanger Med Special Agency - Morocco

Countries I lived in (6 months or more)

  • Morocco, Spain, France, Poland, Tunisia, and USA


  • ANSI (2020 - 2021) - Innovation Consultant :
    As part of a group of experts, I help shaping the standard around innovation idea management ISO 56007. We interact with international pairs discussing and sharing the latest in innovation management.
  • Team Rubicon (2019 - 2022) - South Los Angeles City Administrator: Grow a local leadership team capable of executing functional activities in the efforts to increase readiness and response to incidents, including managing the leadership team and 1.300 local volunteers. Oversee team efforts to plan and execute projects and field ops.
  • Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall (2020 - 2022) - Young Professionals Program: We connect with globally-minded people and engage in international affairs and current events in Los Angeles. Bringing together a diverse group of young professionals with a shared passion for the world, the YP Program hosts a wide range of social and networking events, discussions, and intimate receptions.