14/01/2019 - Careers, FranceSince 2007, Guillaume Boulleaux has helped to simplify and harmonize Vallourec’s order entry process.
Tell us about your background. Why did you choose Vallourec?Actually, it was Vallourec that chose me!
What does your work involve?I am currently a QOP (Quotation and Order Process) Improvement Manager at the Vallourec Services Center in Vallourec... which deserves further explanation!
What do you like most about your job?Vallourec is an international company, so we have colleagues in multiple regions.
What are the main challenges in your job?The challenges are similar to those often found in maintenance: when things are going well, no one notices, but when something goes wrong it's all you can see! It can be difficult to value your work, but it requires huge amounts of discipline and dedication, and above all, responsiveness. This is key to ensuring that orders are quickly received, processed, and approved by the factory.
Who are you outside of work?I really like playing sport, especially badminton and running.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?In the early days of my career, I was advised never to let others walk over me. That's what you tend to do when you're 25 and you've just been hired, especially when you're very shy like me. But you should never hesitate to assert yourself!