There’s no such thing as a typical day for a project manager. As the tasks are very varied, there isn’t really a routine: I might be on a customer visit or with suppliers, in the workshop to oversee testing or in the office to stay on top of the administrative side. There is one constant, which is making sure I’m in daily communication with clients, suppliers and internal teams.
As a project manager, you’re taking responsibility for the development of new products, starting with the requirements as defined by the customer (the design brief, a 2D or 3D plan), right through to production in our factory.
We support the client on that product design journey, which includes developing the manufacturing and finishing tools (mould, tooling, or assembly). And we make sure that all the right elements are on site in the factory. All while maintaining communication, budget monitoring and project planning.
In this business, you need good technical knowledge in order to identify the right solutions and maintain client trust. A good level of English is absolutely vital, as you’re often communicating with different customers and suppliers, not always in French. Listening skills, communication and initiative will always be important qualities for this work.
I’m passionate about technology, and I still enjoy exploring a new project and looking for the best technical and commercial solution for the customer. The technological innovation that goes on in our field, the ever-changing activity and great teamworking atmosphere are a real source of motivation every day.
I work in an innovative sector with a lot to offer. And, contrary to what you might think, it’s an industry with a strong environmental outlook too, thanks to the lightness of the materials and their recyclability.