5 mins with… Mélanie Martins

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Your favourite gadget?

It would have to be party bubbles. 

What’s your favourite place to visit in your country and why?

Lavandou in the south of France, because it feels like paradise.

Describe yourself in one word.

Wildcard.

If you were President, what would be the first law you would pass?

I would launch a digital transformation plan that would enable French public services to become more efficient. 

What was the last gift you gave someone? 

I gave my mum a Bluetooth mobile speaker so she can listen to music everywhere in her house.

What would you cook for a dinner party?

The safest option would definitely be to order a takeaway. I’m not a good cook.

Best way to spend the weekend?

To go on an unplanned trip with a few friends.

Best compliment you’ve ever received?

Each time someone says I had a good idea; it’s great to hear.

What was your last online search?

Freepik. I was looking for nice images for some marketing material I am working on. 

Favourite season?

Summer – the days are longer and the sun keeps you in a good mood.

What would be a good theme song for your life?

I don’t know about the theme song for my entire life, but my song of the moment is the latest from Coldplay, Something Just Like This, which they did in collaboration with The Chainsmokers. I’ve been listening to it constantly since it was released.

What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?

The preparatory class during my studies. I quit after a year and decided to do something else.

What makes you happy? 

Drinking coffee. I’m easily pleased.

Favourite author? 

There’s no one in particular at the moment, but I am a big fan of French author Michel Bussi.

Career Q&A

Describe your current job. 

I am the Digital Marketing Manager at CEP Office Solutions, a European manufacturer of office products based in France. 

What would you consider to be the worst-ever job? 

To be honest, there are probably quite a few jobs that I wouldn’t like to do. But it would be far worse to be unemployed in my opinion.  

If you weren’t doing your present job, what would you like to be doing? 

Some kind of manual job, such as a dressmaker perhaps. I don’t know how to sew though, but it would be fun to learn!

What do you like best about the OP industry? 

I like the huge product diversity of the industry, in particular all the different product functionalities, designs and colours.