Hello Lillie, Hello Shared Services & Outsourcing!
As home of 50,000 jobs in professional business services, Lille’s ambition is to become #1 location for Shared Services and Outsourcing in North-West Europe. Ideally connected to main European business capitals, Lille’s assets are:
- A consumer-focused city where major French international retailers were born: Decathlon, Leroy Merlin, Auchan,
- Very competitive office and operating costs, lower than Paris,
- A highly motivated/loyal multilingual workforce,
- An outstanding connectivity to London (1h20), Paris (1h), Amsterdam (2h30) and Brussels (35 mins).
As France’s #1 metro area for the presence of HQs, service is part of Lille’s DNA: our city is a reference for services centers in the fields of HR, Procurement, IT, Data, F&A, Customer Experience: WORLDLINE, CGI, CONDUENT, EIFFAGE, NATIXIS, VERISURE, IBM, BONDUELLE, SITEL, AIRBNB, OVH, BOOKING.COM, BNP PARIBAS, ADMIRAL GROUP, KINGFISHER, ROQUETTE… are already in Lille!
Our young population - 36% of which is under 25 - provides companies with a large pool of skilled, multilingual and affordable talents, wages being 20% lower than in Paris. Lille offers a very lively and attractive environment to the 210,000 students, split into our top ranked universities, engineer schools and business schools. As a brilliant example, Booking.com customer service center counts more than 500 employees of 42 nationalities and 27 languages, and will turn 850 by end 2020
Last but not least, in a global competition where companies must
innovate and always look forward to new challenges, our entrepreneurship spirit
makes Lille a place for innovation, with clusters
in retail, IT, fintech, legaltech, insurtech, cybersecurity, etc. Come and work
in close collaboration with big pure players and public & private R&D
Want to know more about us and explore setup opportunities? Lille’s agency, Lille’s area’s economic development agency for 30+ years, is your one-stop-shop service and optimizes your time to operations. More information on our website.