"The feeling that each one of us matters, we feel that our jobs are important. It's a wonderful, supportive atmosphere."
Today, Opinel opens the doors of its packaging workshop and invites you to learn about Sandy Rousset's job.
Can you briefly introduce yourself?
My name is Sandy, I'm 29 years old, and I have been working in the packaging workshop at Opinel for six years.
What does your job involve?
I'm the leader, which means that I supervise the boxing, I distribute the work according to the requests of the shipping department and the orders we have for the day ahead, as well as anything that needs to be done in order to ship the finished products. The assembly shop sends us the products in bulk, which we pass on to shipping after they have been packaged.
How many kinds of packages are there?
We have about 500 different kinds of packages.
What do you like best about this job?
We work as a team, we're a team of four people, sometimes more. It's varied, we do mixed sets and knife displays, we use a wide variety of packaging.
Can you describe your job in one word?
I would say that it's varied, but it's also pleasant and fun.
What values do you associate with Opinel?
Our team spirit, which unfortunately, is not found everywhere. The feeling that each one of us matters, we feel that our jobs are important. It's a wonderful, supportive atmosphere.
What does working at Opinel mean for you and your family?
It's wonderful because it's a wonderful company. When you tell people that you work for Opinel, everyone has heard about the company, it has a good reputation, I'm proud to say that I work here. People ask me about it and they often have stories to tell.
What is your favorite Opinel product?
Right now, I would say Les Forgés 1890. They're beautiful kitchen knives, with a unique design and a distinctive wood handle. And, the manufacturing process is interesting. They're very classy.