"My great uncle worked in the old factory in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne."
Discover the story of Mégane Chérouse, order processor.
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Mégane, I have been with the company since July 2015 and I was permanently hired at the end of 2016. I was working on a temporary basis at first and then I was offered a permanent contract.
What is your job and what does it involve?
I'm an order processor. I prepare and ship orders to our import and export customers in France, Europe, America, Japan and many other countries. In France, most of the shipments go out to the big stores that sell our brand, and to the distributors. I pack about 50 parcels a day.
Where do you send most of the packages?
I would say to Germany. We also send a lot of parcels to France, especially in summer and winter, because there are a lot of retailers and seasonal workers. We often send parcels to stores like Gamm vert and Mr Bricolage, who are some of our regular customers.
Do you work as part of a team or independently?
Both, we work independently when preparing orders, and we work as a team every evening when the drivers collect the packages. We work closely with the packaging department, the sales people, the sales management team... the work is extremely varied.
What do you like best about this job?
It's not repetitive, we learn new things and new processes every day, we have to think for ourselves about what products are available. There's a multidisciplinary aspect to it, and we work together with other people.
Can you describe your job in one word?
Variety. You learn something new every day, and you always have keep thinking about how you can improve.
What would you say are the company's main values?
It's a company with a human dimension, family-oriented, with a positive atmosphere and a company that focuses on the well-being of its employees. Everyone here knows each other. I'm proud to work in a company based in Savoie, because I'm also from Savoie. My great-uncle worked in the old factory in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, he always used to tell me about it. So, it was a source of pride when I started working here.
How did your family react when you started working at Opinel?
They were very happy to know that I was working at Opinel. Everyone knows that I work here, even my friends who aren't from Savoie. My relatives told me that Opinel is a must-have accessory, made in Savoie.