The Nijicast of Adrien Franc

Product Manager
I work with what we call agile methods
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Hi Adrien! Can you start by introducing yourself?

My name is Adrien Franc and I’m Product Manager in Niji’s Consulting division in Issy-les-Moulineaux.

And what do you do at Niji?

What do I do? Lots of things! But often, I don’t do it alone, there are several of us. We are a whole team of Product Managers. We do what we call product management for our customers, for digital products. We look for value, we try to develop them, etc.

Do you work on external assignments or in-house?

What’s nice is that I do about half and half. Thus, I spend half of my time on assignments to resolve problems for our customers and the rest of my time in-house where we strive to develop, grow, recruit, discuss things, etc. There are plenty of things to do!

Who do you work with on a daily basis?

I work with lots of people! Since there are a number of us, I work with my peers, we discuss things on a regular basis. I also work with Human Resources because we’re involved in recruitment and we provide a lot of support with that. I work with and for our customers, which is logical. And I also work with sales reps to develop our value proposition, new customers, etc.

Can you tell us about your career path?

I’ve been working for 5-6 years now, and I’ve always worked in code development platforms. I’ve never produced code, but I’ve always worked with developers. And I work with what we call agile methods where the idea is to have work methodologies that are a bit more pleasant, a bit more enjoyable. So, I’ve been doing that for several years now, and that’s how I joined Niji as Product Manager.

Was there anything that struck you when you first arrived at Niji?

There was one thing that struck me: I went through the recruitment process, I had interviews – nothing unusual up to that point. And for the last interview, I found myself in a meeting room with two directors. It was meant to last only 30 minutes and everything went really well. We ended up talking for 1½ to 2 hours. That really motivated me to join Niji.