I have a dual role as operational HR manager for the Cosne-sur-Loire plant
and HR coordinator for three oil industry-focused sites in France. A team of
five people assists me with this work.
My position involves leading a team, maintaining a presence in the field and
providing consultant advice for operational staff, while also working to define
the main thrusts of labour policy within my scope.
As a manager, I define the basic framework of our function's activity while
attempting to maximize added value for the company and helping my colleagues to
feel fulfilled in their work. I individually line-manage each of my team members
as well as organizing monthly department meetings.
Labour policy relates to the major HR issues that can be addressed to enhance
the company's overall performance, such as defining team management standards
and training all managerial staff to oversee their implementation.
I also support operational staff with HR issues such as defining a new
working organization at a production unit or introducing a mentoring scheme to
capitalize and transfer expertise.
While studying for my Master's degree in business and personnel
administration and a Human Resources qualification, I had the opportunity to
tour a Vallourec facility, where I learnt about the Group's labour policies and
Human Resources management tools. Although it is rare for a "shop window"
presentation to be reflected in reality, I realized that this was indeed the
case at Vallourec.
This positive initial experience, the level of responsibility I was offered
for a first job and the genuine career prospects were decisive factors in my
decision to join the Group after graduating in 2000.
My first position was as HR manager (with one person reporting to me) at a
site with a workforce of 150 specializing in products for the automotive
industry. In 2003, I became HR and safety manager at a larger site, with a staff
of 350, where I was assisted by a team of three. I took up my current position
My plans for the future…? I am in no doubt that Vallourec will offer me
challenges to match my ambitions!
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