Céline - Quality Unit Manager Seppic Lons

  • March 6, 2023
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Céline - Quality Unit Manager Seppic Lons

Summarize your career in a few lines

Originally from the southwest of France, I grew up in a family where the values of solidarity and trust are paramount. 

With a master's degree in biotechnology and a specialization in quality management systems, I had first the opportunity to join an industrial chocolate group and to take my first steps. I learned different jobs, from quality to operational management to the position of Microbiology Laboratory Manager. My need for challenges and discoveries led me to leave my native South West to join the Oise region and the luxury cosmetics sector as a microbiology and hygiene laboratory manager.  The demands of the luxury sector were formative, however, my nostalgia for the southwest convinced me to return to my roots. After 3 years in the world of gastronomy, I joined Seppic in 2019 for a new challenge. In this new sector of activity for me that was the chemical industry, I held the position of Quality Control Manager upon my arrival. I was then able to get involved in cross-functional projects such as the Air Liquide Group's continuous improvement program, C-IMP, and in 2021, I moved to the position of Quality Unit Manager.

Why did you want to do this job?

Naturally I appreciate quality products and I like to share them with people who matter to me.  I had this attraction for the quality profession which allows me to work in a team, in collaboration with different departments, to be on an operational site where I have the chance to see the premium quality products, created, manufactured, to be in contact with the customers, whether they are internal or external.

What drives you in your daily life?

I like listening to music, it is part of my daily life. I particularly listen to it during my journey to work, it gives me energy and motivation! I like to discover new musical styles during my travels. I am also attracted by street art.

What are you most proud of? What would you say is your greatest achievement?

I am proud of my team. I have the chance to manage a committed team, in line with my adage "rigor and good mood".

What has been your biggest challenge in your professional life?

I like shared challenges. My last challenge was to merge the quality activities of the site where I work while leading a certification project at the same time: a successful collective challenge!

How has Seppic accompanied you throughout your career?

My "young career" at Seppic has enabled me to discover the right level of support for taking up a position and developing my career: technical or managerial training, tutoring on the continuous improvement process, etc.

If you had to give one piece of advice to a young woman starting out in her professional life, what would it be?

DARE ! Communicate, exchange to learn from others and share knowledge!