Can you introduce yourself in a few words?
My name is Antoine and I have been a consultant at Abylsen Sigma since May 2014, Key Account Consultant for 1 year.
Can you tell us about your daily life as an Abylsen consultant?
I work for an American client specializing in agricultural materials and I work more specifically on the branch dedicated to tractors. I am the referent on the themes of homologation and regulation with the project teams on international projects. I therefore intervene on all the stages of the life of a project and the serial life. On a daily basis, I act as an interface between the technical services and the European ministries (most of the time) and at the global level on certain projects.
What were your expectations when you arrived at Abylsen?
I arrived at Abylsen in May 2014 (graduated in September 2013) after an international internship and was contacted by the recruitment teams. I immediately felt like I was being seen as a person with skills and knowledge to showcase. My manager was involved, interested and attentive. These elements were decisive for my arrival at Abyslen. I wanted to take advantage of what I had learned in school, to be interested in other environments (especially the agricultural environment), to take up new challenges, to discover new horizons. Since my arrival at Abylsen – 5 years ago – I can say that my experience has been very enriching, a source of skills development and the discovery of other professions than those for which my initial training was intended (manufacturing training). From the beginning at Abylsen, I set up a career plan with my manager to satisfy my need to discover new sectors and new professions. It's done because I started in a design office (project costing) for 1 year to finally move towards homologation, a profession that I have been practicing for 3 years now!
Can you tell us about your role as KAC Abylsen
Quite quickly, my manager told me about the function of Key Account Consultant and I was seduced. On a daily basis, my role as KAC makes me the relay of Abylsen directly to our clients at various levels: – Help in the search for identification of potential (future missions, future employees) – Help with the integration of new employees (presentation of my consulting profession, be identified as a relay by new employees if necessary, be a support to new consultants in case of need… Being KAC brought me something completely different: it gave me a more "strategic" vision and a more privileged relationship with my manager. Today, I work hand in hand with my manager for more efficiency and more business benefits.