What do you do at Axione?
I’m a project manager for the network life cycle department, which means I develop mobile telephone facilities and keep them evolving.
What’s your career path been like?
I celebrated 20 years with the group last October!
After 5 years at Bouygues Telecom, as a technical assistant at the Boursidière business centre in Plessis-Robinson, Hauts de Seine (92), I was looking to move after my son was born. I moved to the Nord (59) and joined the agency at Marcq-en-Baroeul, where I was able to climb the ladder and develop my skills, starting out as a client manager, then assistant project manager, before becoming a project manager.
After spending ten years in that agency, thanks to the Group’s internal mobility mechanisms I was able to join Axione at Chapelle-d’Armentières (59).
What’s been your experience of internal mobility within the Group’s two affiliates?
A very positive one! My former colleagues have now become my key contacts, funnily enough. Now they’re the ones giving me work: I guess that’s my chickens coming home to roost! (laughs) Joking aside, it’s very interesting to have this dual experience, because it means I understand the issues they face and it makes it easier for us to work together.
How have you been able to evolve in your new role?
I’ve been a part of the agency’s evolution: at the start I was on my own in this position, but now the department’s been reorganised and expanded. Now I’m running a team made up of several different profiles. It’s exactly what you want as a team manager: I’ve learned so much in terms of human relations, which is really rewarding.
What are your ambitions for the coming years?
In the short term, my ambition is to keep things steady! Just six months ago I was still on the operational side. Today I’m overseeing several projects and activities at the same time. It’s important for me to be able to step back and take a macro view of things, so I can give my teams the support they need and ensure optimum client relations.
From a personal point of view, I’d like to find more time for myself. Maybe it’s time to get back into my hobbies: I used to be in a painting club, and I also did 5 years of theatre.
How do you motivate your teams?
I try to create a link between my teams by encouraging maximum communication. Cohesion and mutual respect are essential! After all, that’s what Axione is all about: inspiring exchange and creating links via its mobile and fibre optic networks.