Supporting business growth

Vallourec, a leading supplier of tubular products to the oil and gas industry, is a multinational enterprise with a presence in 20 countries with 22,535 employees worldwide. But despite offering its customers global solutions for today’s energy challenges, the company traditionally had no HR tools capable of supporting globally consistent HR policies, processes and initiatives.

‘We were still living with what we call local systems, linked to local requirements,’ says Vallourec’s Employee Relations Director Philippe Ferrie.
‘So we had different types of SAP or other tools deployed at the country level, but we did not have any corporate HR tools.’

Around six years ago, Ferrie and his team started looking at exactly what HR information systems were being used in each of the company’s country operations. They also conducted an external benchmarking exercise to identify best-in-class corporate HR solutions deployed by other large global companies. 

The company adopted an integrated Cloud-based HR information system that supports a range of HR activities, including talent management, performance reviews and succession planning. The scope currently covers more than 10,000 employees, while a separate Cloud-based learning management system serves the company’s entire workforce.