I work with many countries like South Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, Australia...
I would like to introduce myself
"After studying in business school in France and then a first job in the UK, I had the opportunity to train for a CAP Patisserie at Ferrandi to pursue my passion in this field and learn more about the technical side of the business. I joined Grands Moulins de Paris in the summer of 2021 as Asian Area Sales Manager and moved to Seoul, South Korea to develop the company's business in Asia. "
HOW DID YOUR INTEGRATION GO AT GRANDS MOULINS DE PARIS BEFORE LEAVING FOR SEOUL?
It was a great integration! For almost 4 months, I had the opportunity to learn about the products with training at the Paris-Gennevilliers mill. It was a pleasure to learn with the teams who show their passion for the job and the Grands Moulins de Paris products. This period in the Ivry-sur-Seine office allowed me to arrive in Seoul armed with the best tools to represent the company on site.
ASIAN AREA SALES MANAGER: WHAT DOES YOUR JOB INVOLVE?
My missions are not limited to South Korea but also include other countries such as China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka or Australia. My main mission is the commercial development of our products and services in Asia. I am in charge of setting up sales and marketing action plans and animations. I am also in charge of the follow-up and development of the local distributor network, competitive intelligence and prospecting as well as the organization/participation in events related to the brand.
TO CARRY OUT ALL THESE PROJECTS ON SITE, DO YOU HAVE TO SPEAK MANY LANGUAGES?
My native languages are French and Mandarin Chinese. Thanks to my 4 and a half years in England I also master English. And I am currently learning Korean! I am motivated to learn the local language to integrate even better.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR WORKING CONDITIONS? DOES IT CHANGE A LOT FROM FRANCE ?
The biggest change for me is the time difference: between Paris and Seoul, we have an 8 hour time difference! We had to adapt a little with our colleagues in France. When you work in export, adaptation is a key skill.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Working at Grands Moulins de Paris combines both my professional experience and my passion for pastry making! I'm also learning a lot about the bakery part of the business with my current job, which I find exciting.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GRAND MOULINS DE PARIS PRODUCT?
I love the Campaillette des Champs for its particular taste with a touch of rye sourdough.