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Testimonial - Sophie
CARING FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
Sophie, Project Manager, France
“Changing countries with Boccard is almost as rich as changing companies to discover other ways of working… Except that you can capitalize on the company’s fundamentals!”
Career beginnings between Lyon, Paris and South America
I left my 1st contractor position at Sanofi Pasteur to join Boccard and become an assistant project manager, on a pharmacy project in France and get back into the field.
Five busy years followed with my taking on of a project manager role for the Pharmacy Business Unit (BU) on projects in South America.
Undertake with audicity and tenacity:
it’s the Boccard value
that resonates most with me.
Daring to go abroad, daring to change BU, means growing up and helping others to grow up.
A DISAPPOINTMENT FOLLOWED BY A NEW OPPORTUNITY
My return from maternity leave took place during a period of reduced activity. I got bored and thought about continuing my career elsewhere. I talked to my manager about it. . Together, we identified an opportunity on BocMobility¹ in the USA. My management and HR organized a family mobility: thanks to this scheme, my partner, also a Boccard employee, and I were able to work there for at least 3 years! We were delighted.
AMERICA AND A NEW MARKET
In France, I had specialized in pharmacy. And here I was, dealing with agri-food projects!
I made the most of Boccard’s corner stones, such as the BMS² and enjoyed discovering another market, forging links with the Montauban Business Unit. Working within a smaller entity requires versatility: I’m involved in sales, methods, calls for tender…
“Expanding internationally and in France? Yes, it’s possible at Boccard.”
After two years in the USA and my 2nd child, I was offered a Head of Project role, leading a team of five junior project managers.
This was the 1st time I had managed a team: I learned to contribute through guiding the work of others. After five years in the USA, my return to France was looming… and my 3rd child arrived. This was followed by a new assignment in France.
RETURN TO FRANCE
In 2020, I became Head of the Sales Offers Quotation department in Villeurbanne with a small team. I then took over the management of a department of Project Managers and process engineers, capitalizing on the experience I had gained abroad. Shortly afterwards, a project in Poland needed reinforcements: I was offered its management thanks to my international experience.
Challenge accepted! I’m now curious to see where the next steps will take me!
¹Internal mobility management system
² Boccard Management System