All the activities that help the company to run smoothly: these include different functions such as IT and financial services, human resources, administrative services, etc�.
Interview with Benoît Rolland Jacob, Financial and Legal Director
Guarantee the security of everyday operations
When he joined the Group, in 1994, Benoît Rolland-Jacob’s mission was to structure the management control of the three companies that formed the Group at the time. As the Group expanded and he began to develop a trusting relationship with Jacques Royer, this reserved individual was given broader responsibilities. “My role is to ensure that day-to-day operations are secure and to prepare the ground for all the Group’s growth projects.” This brings him into contact with different teams: financial, accounts, management control, customer credit – essential – and legal activities. These are currently being reinforced as the number of brands increases. “We need to be experts in company law, commercial leases and commercial law – including intellectual property, licence law and trade name law -, contract law and disputes, of course,” explained Benoît Rolland-Jacob.
The preparation of the growth operations is exciting
Apart from day-to-day activities, preparing growth operations is fascinating as the examination of all the legal and financial aspects will help the Royer Group decide whether or not to continue with a project and its financing. And the Group has no shortage of development projects in Europe and Asia, and is looking to incorporate a lot of new brands! Finally, digitised invoices and optimised reporting will help us become more efficient. A final word? “I love this job for its variety, because I’m doing it in a family firm that’s running projects on an international scale,” said Benoît Rolland-Jacob.