Ecrimesa has positioned itself as a quality company, product of a sustained internal development, as well as in its presence in international markets. Francisca García, Manager of Market Development at Ecrimesa, and responsible for the development of the German market in Ecrimesa Group, has played a central role in this aspect. Among other things, Francisca tells us about her experiences in some of her trips, and about a particular continent she has yet to visit.
- How long have you been working at Ecrimesa Group?
I started at Ecrimesa in the last century, specifically in 1986. I think I must even appear in the company’s balance sheets.
- What tasks have you performed there?
I started as an administrator, but always linked to the German market, until after a few years I took over part of it.
- How have you seen the evolution of the company since you joined?
Well, there was a time when every time I went on a trip, when I came back I had expanded or changed entire departments. But going back to 1986, it has nothing to do with the Ecrimesa of today, neither in means nor in human resources.
- How do you tell or would you tell your children what you do for a living?
My children learned from a very young age that mom traveled a lot to do her job. Attending visitors and customers selling MF and later MIM. As soon as they could understand I brought them to Ecrimesa to see the factory and I was explaining the process to them. The truth is that they were fascinated.
- How do you value your work experience in Ecrimesa?
I have been working at Ecrimesa all my working life and everything I know, at a technical level, I have learned or I have been taught at Ecrimesa. The communication skills or customer service and mainly the languages I already brought from home. But I like my job and that is always an advantage/luck and makes the job easier.
- What recommendation would you give to the new generations that are currently starting to work?
The truth is that I also learn from them, but I would only recommend them to put enthusiasm and desire and the reward will come.
- What company would you like to work for, if only out of curiosity?
Well, I can’t think of any. I have always been very comfortable in Ecrimesa and I have never even had the thought of working in another one, not even out of curiosity.
- If there were time gates, to what era of the past would you like to travel?
To the Egypt of the Pharaohs.
- Tell us an amusing anecdote related to your work.
On a trip to southern Germany, a colleague’s room was occupied by a guy in his underwear and as he told us about it afterwards, I laughed my head off. It was more because of who it happened to and how he told us about it afterwards than because of the actual incident. But I still laugh by myself today remembering it.
- Recommend us a movie, a series, a song and a book.
Movie: Jurasic Park – I love everything related to the Jurassic.
Series: The only series that ever got me hooked was Outlander. Many, but as disparate as Libre by Nino Bravo, any of Queen, Supertramp but also Soy gitano by Camarón.
Book: I’ll go with “The Pillars of the Earth.”
- That country or city you are looking forward to visiting.
Africa, I have to travel to that continent.