Team Leader of Hot Stamping
Nelly, Verescence Somme (Abbeville, France)
THE FLAWLESS JOURNEY OF A DECORATION EXPERT
« I started my professional career at the plant at the age of 16 with a brief training in stock management. I was a packer and driver before becoming Team Leader at Verescence Somme. My tenure in this position is very recent; I currently supervise 19 people. It’s been an incredible journey! A career I’m proud of, achieved without having completed a long period of prior study. Academic success is a value I have instilled in my children, but in my case, I am grateful to the professionalism of the directors and all the teams for trusting me. Thank you to all those, in 28 years of being here at "home", who have taken it to heart to show me that I was entitled to a "second chance"!
First of all, there was my discovery of screen printing, during a 6-month training course at Verescence. With my diploma in hand, I was hired as an "automatic screen printing machine operator" for 17 years, following which I became an expert in pad printing for 7 years. It was a time studded with epic professional moments: for example, Nina Ricci's apple crunch bottle, whose start was complex, with many a late night (I had offered my services to the up-and-coming team). But the rendering was magnificent.
I was a packer and driver before becoming Team Leader at Verescence Somme. My tenure in this position is very recent; I currently supervise 19 people. It’s been an incredible journey! A career I’m proud of, achieved without having completed a long period of prior study.
In hot stamping, Dior's One Essentials serums and Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair jar were also unforgettable! I think I have passed on to my children some of the pride I feel in the prestigious bottles produced by our company: today, my boys are passionate about perfumes. Verescence allowed me to offer them a good life, which was a primary objective for me.
In 2018, the group opened a new path for me: Full-time Team Leader on this technology, with management training into the bargain. With the support of HR, management and the APU Manager, I finally overcame my fears, linked to a lack of self-confidence, and dared to go for it. Management training has taught me above all how to communicate and develop our team members so that they acquire maximum autonomy.
I think I have passed on to my children some of the pride I feel in the prestigious bottles produced by our company.
At Verescence Somme, there is one leader and his/her assistant per Autonomous Production Unit (APU). It’s a predominantly male universe, so I had to assert myself as a woman from the start. It worked out well because we learned to trust each other. When I joined the APU, before talking about performance, I wanted to get a sense of the mindset of my team members and what they expected from me and vice versa. Once you start talking openly, always trying to get to the point, you find there are only solutions, not problems. And in the end, you also find there’s a lot you all have in common. It works really well! I have an alternate so I also have my role as a trainer to take on in turn! »