After graduating from the ESCI international business school in 2000, I began
my career with Vallourec at CSNE in Houston, working in the division
specializing in products for power plants. My role involved interfacing between
our European plants and the Group's major American customers.
I followed this experience with a move to the corporate marketing team,
where I had responsibility for market research in the energy sector. My
activities included assessing, compiling and analyzing data in order to predict
future market trends. The most valuable aspect of this function is the ability
to make reliable predictions in radically changing environments. In 2005, after spending three years at corporate headquarters, I moved to
Beijing to manage a new marketing function in the subsidiary V & M Tubes. I
now represent all Vallourec divisions in the Chinese market, in a support role
aimed at better understanding this fast-changing market.
In practical terms, I carry out market research, which gives me a basis on
which to draw up product-by-product marketing plans and sales forecasts.
I am also in charge of Vallourec's communications in China. This
involves a wide range of activities including creating sales brochures, updating
our website, representing the Group at conferences and organizing events.
My work also involves dealing with other cross-divisional issues, such
as the recent implementation of the SAP software solution at V & M Beijing.
The factors that attracted me to Vallourec include: