After graduating from Université du Québec à Montreal with a Bachelor of Commerce, Louise joined Procter & Gamble as a Sales Representative. During her 14 years at P&G, Louise's positions included Key Account Manager, Regional Manager, National Account Manager, Customer Marketing Manager and Regional Sales Director.
Louise’s expertise stems from a solid progressive background with P&G, as well as knowledge of regional markets across Canada. Her positions in National Accounts and Customer Marketing have given her the expertise to operate in various channels and with retailers throughout the country.
A native of Québec and fluent in both English and French, Louise spent the first 8 years of her career working within the province.
Louise joined Mandrake in 1998 as a Consultant with the Sales practice. Since that time she has held progressive positions, including Vice President, Sales, and her current position as Vice President of the Consumer Practice servicing the firm's consumer packaged goods clients. Although her major focus has been on Sales, Louise has also worked in various other function areas and industries, including Market Research, Human Resources as well as the Pharmaceutical and B2B industry.
Louise became a partner with the firm in November 2003.
Consulting Sales Experience:
Vice-President of Sales for a consumer goods company
Vice-President of Sales for a major brewery
Vice-President of Sales and Trade Marketing for a major small appliances company
National Sales Manager of a major CPG company
Director of Sales for Ontario, Quebec and Western Canada for various CPG companies
Director of Trade Marketing for a CPG manufacturer
Various National and Key Account Managers for CPG companies
Various Roles in the Business to Business sector
Director of Sales for a pet food manufacturer
Director Channel Development for a Telecom company
Director of Trade Marketing for a Telecom company
Regional Sales Manager for a liquor manufacturer
International Sales Manager for a vitamins company
Various sales roles in the pharmaceutical industry
Consulting Other Sectors:
Vice-President Human Resources for a major food manufacturer
Director of Human Resources for an industrial manufacturer
Market Research Manager for a food manufacturer
Vice-President Marketing for a Not-For-Profit
Brand Manager for a food manufacturer
Director Finance for a CPG company
Consulting for a Crown Corporation with internal assessments
Transition: corporate and career transition
Coaching: career development
Design: job design and competency profiling
Effectiveness: behavioural interviewing and process design
Intelligence: marketplace, corporate and functional