The 19th of June, 18 employees of the CMA CGM Group were graduated from the Kedge Business School and the National Graduate Maritime School. The executive master « Maritime Management International » quickly associates the management with the key teachings of Shipping. CMA CGM grants a big importance for the in-service training and the Group strongly supports its employees in the development of their skills and career. In 2012, the CMA CGM Group dispensed 35,000 hours of face-to-face training.
Every two months, the students of the 8th promotion attended courses dispensed at school. The writing of a thesis came to crown this program. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deal with subjects in depth which cannot be investigated on a daily basis.
Sylvain Isnard, a CMA CGM employee, shares his testimony. Hired in 2005 in the local Marseilles agency, he is today Trade Manager.
« I was hired in 2005 after an internship; I started out in the local Marseilles agency. With the help of this field experience, I became an Area Manager at the head office in 2008. The time I spent at the agency was a decisive stage in my career. I learned about the local issues and daily problems that agents face. I gained perspective and experience; my understanding of the Area Manager position is now very comprehensive.
Another key moment? In 2010, I was part of the 8th graduating class of the Master’s in International Maritime Management program. The training was conducted in partnership with the Kedge Business School and ENSM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime). I was motivated by a desire to increase my knowledge of the shipping industry; the training I received in management, geopolitics, maritime law and safety, and the technical aspects of ships more than lived up to my expectations.
Today I am Trade Manager for the Asia-Egypt & Red Sea Area. My work consists of meeting customer needs while working within the line’s constraints, in order to optimize profits and vessel loading. The Line Manager and I have to fully understand the market’s potential. So I study the competition, the economic situation of the countries in my area, and the Group’s position in order to choose the right sales and fare policies.
Through my contact with many players and awareness of the economic reality, I ensure the feasibility of our sales policy. It is a challenge I take on enthusiastically every day ! »