Having celebrated 30 years of faithful duty on1st of August 2019, Tonino, Logistics Specialist in Chavornay, is a beautiful example of the evolution within the company. Thanks to one of his acquaintances, he came across the job ad published by SICPA back in 1989. At that time, he certainly did not know that his application would change his professional career.
Why do you enjoy working at SICPA?
SICPA has always taken into consideration my will and allowed me to evolve in the way I wanted. Throughout the years, I had the chance to have different positions and therefore train myself to be able to take the job I have today. I can be proud of my career advancement so far. My previous professional experiences as a driver of heavy vehicles and as a machine operator did not prevent me from being in the role I am in today, and this is thanks to the support offered by SICPA.
Why did you join SICPA? What convinced you to join SICPA?
The benefits offered by SICPA such as the flexible hours or the diverse possibilities of trainings as well as the proximity within my place of residence have been decisive factors when choosing to join SICPA.
What did SICPA bring to you professionally and personally?
SICPA has given me a professional security that I have not had the chance to experience before. Thanks to this stability and support offered by the company to get diverse trainings in my field, I could establish different plans for my future and go merrily along.
What is your main objective in your job?
On a day-to-day basis, my role is to coordinate the logistics operations to assure that our clients, whether internal or external, have a good image of our work.
Describe your typical working day at SICPA?
My days are varied and busy, so I do not have time to get bored. Indeed, I must make sure to answer my e-mails, the different phone calls and to participate in scheduled meetings with all the stakeholders. I also have to take care of computer and physical monitoring of orders and manage the potential last-minute problems and unexpected events. In addition, planning and estimating the filling of shipping containers, optimising loads, documenting for deliveries and processing of hazardous products can also take up most of my time.
Could you describe a team project which you are particularly proud of?
As part of the abandonment of the external storage, a new storage location had to be set up and I was the person in charge of the team management for this project. Taking into consideration the planning, organisation and monitoring of the transfer of all stocks that led to the completion of the implementation of this new storage facility of 1300 m2 in Prilly was a huge personal satisfaction.
What are the dimensions you like the most in your job at SICPA?
Collaboration and interaction with my colleagues are very important to me, but also to SICPA. It is crucial that we can work together effectively with rapid means of communication in order to achieve the best possible result. The second dimension I prefer is the challenging and demanding side of my job. Indeed, every day brings its surprises and last-minute challenges, which forces me to be quick and precise in my everyday actions. Also, the fact that SICPA has always believed in my capacities by making me evolve in my positions over the years gives me the confidence to surpass myself every day.
How do you manage your professional and personal life?
After all these years at SICPA, the question no longer arises. I have found my balance between work and private life and I am simply enjoying the stability acquired over the years.
If you could choose only three words to describe SICPA and your daily life at SICPA, what would they be?
Reliability, recognition and evolution