Opinel is showing you behind the scenes: meet the employees, see their job and their vision of the brand. Today, we are introducing you to Marion Grandin, receptionist and human resources assistant.
Can you introduce yourself in a few words?
My name is Marion Grandin, I am from Isère, and I've enjoyed the Savoyard lifestyle for many years.
What is your position at Opinel, and what does it involve?
I am a reception manager and human resources assistant. I welcome our professional visitors by appointment, by phone or on site. I also do HR-related projects.
What do you like the most about your job?
The human contact, because I'm the intermediary between the visitors and the staff. I am the first person you see in the company, and I'm Opinel's image and voice when you first contact us.
It's a key role, so is there a lot of pressure?
No, I feel like it's important to be the link between the visitors and the staff, as well as for the team, between the factory and the offices. It's a nice job, I see and meet a lot of people.
If you had to describe your job in one word, what would it be?
Smiling, because that's what is most important at reception.
What values do you see in the company?
A sense of team spirit, sharing, precision and reliability.
What does working at Opinel mean to you? And for your nearest and dearest?
I see Opinel as a prestigious company, with a family heritage and expert know-how. My relatives see Opinel as a company that has remained solid over the years.
What made you want to work at Opinel?
Its family spirit and its international reputation as well as wanting to promote local products that are made in France. It's also a company that has been forging on despite all the ups and downs of the economic climate.
Finally, what is your favorite Opinel product?
The Chaperon! Since it's a blend of wood species, I think it represents the company quite well. We're all complementary, we grow together, and we're like the branches of a tree with well-anchored, communal roots.