Meriem Alami tells us how, between her job as a bid assistant and the personal challenges that she sets herself, she is always in search of new horizons.
What is your background?
I have diplomas in business computing and in logistics and marketing. I went to school in Casablanca, where I was able to get insight into a number of major projects in Morocco through my father’s job as a civil engineer. I then came to France for my higher education.
How long have you worked for Mobility?
I joined Mobility in 2007 as a bid assistant. Before that, I worked as a sales assistant in the insurance sector, then as a quality inspector in the automotive industry.
What does your work entail?
My job is to monitor procurement notices, provide the administrative part of responses to calls for tender, and manage associated administrative documents, quality certificates, and so on. In my opinion, a bid assistant needs to have excellent knowledge of the company and be proficient in document management. I work on rail industry projects, key accounts and export opportunities.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
It is always fulfilling to work with people who appreciate what I do. Interpersonal aspects are important to me. Today, I have mastered my current job, and am looking to develop my career further. The quality and communication sectors appeal to me.
And what do you do when you’re not at work?
I am preparing to take part in the Rallye des Gazelles, a women-only motorsport event in the Moroccan desert. Challenges such as this are what motivate me and enable me to grow as a person! I am giving myself two years to bring the project to fruition. The first step is to learn some mechanical skills. I will be participating in the event with one of my daughters; my partner and my son will provide mechanical advice. It’s truly a family project!