Discover the different professions at Markaltis through the portraits of our employees.

Today, we are pleased to introduce you to the exciting job of Manufacturing Service Manager with the interview of Virginie Duboscq. An insight into the challenges and motivations encountered on a daily basis.

Can you describe yourself in 3 words?

# Professional
# Organized
# Optimistic

"All men think that happiness lies at the top of the mountain, but it lies in the way they climb it.

What is a typical working day like?

À Manufacturing, as in all production jobs, there is no such thing as a typical day: you have to adapt! The ups and downs of our job are linked to the demands of our customers and the constraints of our suppliers. We are also dependent on schedules and budgets that must be respected to the letter and to the penny! We are currently working on replacing mailings that are sent in plastic film. A European law will soon put an end to the use of plastic. We are looking for solutions that are both ecological and profitable for our customers. We are also constantly working on optimising the printing products we are entrusted with in order to reduce the manufacturing costs of our clients' various projects. We analyse the product, propose a technical solution within a controlled budget.

What do you like most about your job?

The management part of the manufacturing department is very interesting and rewarding. Every day I work and talk with people who are trained in the graphic arts. The agency's manufacturing team is very competent and highly motivated to take on new challenges every day. In our field of activity, a little patience, a lot of hard work and humanity are essential. Human relations are a priority in my job, as I interact on a daily basis internally with the various departments of the agency and externally with clients and suppliers.

How do you see your job in 10 years?

I really do hope that in 10 years' time, the print and print communication professions will still exist. In my opinion, the mix between print and digital should become more pronounced in the next few years in the minds of advertisers because they should be complementary and not competitors. My job and its evolution are mainly linked to technological and environmental developments. Changes in consumption patterns and the needs of end customers are evolving very quickly. We have to constantly reinvent and adapt ourselves to move forward and continue to produce in a more responsible way.

What advice would you give me to enter this type of profession?

Demonstrate passion, perseverance and empathy.

Finally, an anecdote from your work?

At Markaltis, the manufacturing department is the last link in a long production chain on which the final work, the finished product, rests. It's not a comfortable job every day, but the pressure is our leitmotiv.