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Jerome Huet, PMP

Project Manager, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, Paris, France

Jerome Huet, PMP



Location: Paris, France

Title: Project manager

Organization: Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology

Industry: Mining

What's the coolest project you've worked on?
Creating a robotized automotive parts manufacturing facility in Belgium.

What part of your current role do you like best?
Preparing the first production runs of the new mineral processing plant we're building.

What's your project management mantra?
“The devil is in the details!”

Any advice for new project managers?
Don't spend all your time on daily issues. Step back regularly to check that resources and/or materials are ready for the next project phase.

What famous project do you wish you could have worked on?
Building the first Concorde supersonic plane. It brought together teams from various fields to link continents together.

Why does the world need project managers?
They push people to make things happen.

What's the best book you've read recently?
The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks. It made me think about the access to power in our civilization.

What hobby do you enjoy?
Mountain biking. It helps me discover my region.

Don't spend all your time on daily issues. Step back to check that resources are ready for the next project phase.

What actor would play you in a project management movie and why?
Klaus Kinski. In the movie Fitzcarral-do, his character convinces people to try what seems like an impossible project.

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