My career at PageGroup started in Lyon, France, in June 2004. I was hired to (re)launch the IT division, starting alone until January 2006 when I was promoted to Senior Consultant, managing two consultants. In October 2007, I was transferred to Michael Page Geneva and had the chance to build the IT division. That was a very special experience: the initially very profitable division was hit hard by the 2008–2009 crisis and was downsized from 5 people to me alone. In April 2010, I was promoted to Manager still in charge of our IT division and I launched the Michael Page Interim Management’s division. Beginning of 2012, after being promoted to Executive Manager 6 months prior, I took on the management of three additional divisions: Property & Construction, Procurement & Supply-Chain and Engineering. In July 2013, I was appointed Director at Page Personnel in Geneva and made member of the Swiss Executive Board. Two years later I was asked to manage our Lausanne’s office as well in order to boost Page Personnel’s presence in Vaud, Neuchatel and Fribourg. In 2018 I was promoted to Executive Director and ended managing both Michael Page and Page Personnel in Geneva with the objective of improving synergies at all level. In May 2019 I became Head of Page Personnel and Michael Page for the French speaking part of Switzerland.

Julien's responsibilities

  • Responsibilities as a member of the Executive Board: involve in the definition and the implementation of our strategy in Switzerland
  • Leading and developing Michael Page Geneva and Lausanne as well as managing finance and marketing for the entire country
  • Creating, adapting and implementing business strategies to matching our market and continue our growth
  • People development: put all our employees at their best place and support them to develop their skills and grow
  • Project management and responsible for day-to-day business
  • Recruiting top talent for Michael Page Geneva and Lausanne
  • Managing teams of recruitment specialists in planning and implementing recruitment processes with a strong focus on quality and efficiency

Julien's tips

  • You are responsible for your future: set yourself ambitious targets (6 months, 12 months and 18 months) and put the right energy to achieve them; do not hesitate to ask for any support.
  • Believe in your team and in yourself, but always remain humble. And never forget, treating others as you would like to be treated yourself is key.