Portrait of the month: Marie-Luce, sales assistant at ALUMINOR

I grew up in the south in Fréjus. After my baccalaureate, at 18, I joined the army . I didn't want to spend five years sitting behind a desk learning theoretical things. I wanted something concrete . I also wanted to quickly become independent and autonomous. I don't come from a military family but I have been passionate about geopolitics and international relations since I was a teenager.

It was during a trade fair that I discovered the diversity of opportunities offered by the army and more specifically, intelligence professions . So I went through sports pre-selections, psychotechnical tests, interviews and my application was accepted. Departure for 4 months of military training in Rochefort, then in Metz to specialize as an intelligence analyst . First post in Metz, then in Lyon, then the OPEX departures began: Qatar then Afghanistan twice in the middle of a war…

These experiences build character and teach me to put many things into perspective... They allowed me to gain maturity in an ultra-accelerated way, to develop a great capacity for adaptation and to acquire an openness to others, to other cultures and a strong sense of teamwork.

At the end of my contract in 2014, I wanted to discover something else. I dreamed of nature , peace and wide open spaces . I went to New Zealand. I stayed there for a year. Au pair for 4 months, then tour of the two islands in a van: it was a magical experience , a fabulous trip! Back in France, I worked in catering. Then I did accounting, secretarial work…

I joined the ALUMINOR team in January 2020.

Your work at ALUMINOR:

I am a sales assistant. I manage the sales administration part together with my colleague Marion. I intervene from the first requests for information from our clients. Then I process orders, deliveries, after-sales service…

What do you like about your job:

My missions are super varied . My work days are all different. I like when things are moving , managing several things in parallel. I like looking for new solutions, innovating to always better satisfy our customers, simplifying things to make them more efficient .

I have contact with very different people: individuals who buy lighting on our website, decorators, architects, space planners, hoteliers, electricians... It's really varied! Everyone has different expectations and needs, we must adapt to provide the most appropriate response and service.

I have discussions with everyone internally: the production teams to adapt our manufacturing plans to the orders that arrive, our designer for tailor-made orders, the Sales Director for specific requests, the Sales Developer, the manager purchasing, communication… I really enjoy working in a team !

The 3 things that characterize me :

My professional career proves it, I adapt easily!

I like it when it moves, when it’s dynamic.

I am a big fan of craft beers, a huge football fan and a supporter of AS Monaco!

What you like to do when you get home:

I have two cats that I spend a lot of time with. I really like walking and strolling. I like spending time with my friends, sharing moments with family . And if it's during a football match, while enjoying a good craft beer, it's perfect!