A career with Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie
Our human resources policy places meaning at the heart of performance, in order to successfully achieve our mission of inspiring the public to change their everyday food choices and to eat organic.
We are all proud to share in the same enthusiasm for progressing along the path to alternative foods, and each day we combine our values of excellence, daring, goodwill and cooperation within the company.
Everyone evolves in a participative work environment where we can see the personal and collective fruits of our labour. Each of our efforts directly contributes to the success of the company. We are also encouraged to organise our work into projects involving interdepartmental collaboration.
We can equally take part in sporting activities during lunch breaks, enjoy massages twice a year, have organic fruit and tea available throughout the day, do our grocery shopping at the on-site store or via an AMAP (an association that helps protect small-scale rural agriculture) that each week proposes organic fruit and vegetable baskets filled with local produce. Everything is set up for our well-being and personal fulfilment!
Yes, the nature of our work is reflected in our daily lives: organic, nutritional and sustainable products that are good for our health, and that of the planet.
Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie is more than a company. It’s also a human adventure.
Our jobs in video
International Sales Manager
International Sales ManagerBruno Faure has been working for Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie since 2008 as an International Sales Manager.Why work for Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie ?I already knew about the company from previous professional experiences. The reputation of the brands was also something that attracted me and I wanted to discover the medium-and-large retailers sector, which I wasn’t directly familiar with beforehand.Have you achieved something professionally within Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie that you are proud of ?Together with a project team comprised of an export group and additional services, we received a Prize for Most Daring. The company award was granted following the installation of a new process aimed at transporting our products directly from our factories to our clients, without passing through our main warehouse. Beyond the reward, this new process allowed us to lower our prices, increase our sales volume, and also limit our environmental impact (by using less transport).What uniquely characterises your position? And the Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie group ?At Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie, our brands are leaders on a national level, but on the international stage we are less prominent, even though we are also leaders in some foreign countries. To win over new countries, we have to be humble as we are starting from scratch and everything has to be built. It’s a great challenge. Has working at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie changed your philosophy on life, or your habits ?Since working at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie, I pay more attention to my methods of transport. From time to time I try to come to work on foot or by bicycle. I eat more organic foods than before and I do more sport during the week.
Quality Improvement Manager
Quality Improvement ManagerSylvia Bouchard is part of a team that looks after the quality of all of our products.What training did you undertake for this job?After 4 years studying chemistry and biology, I was accepted into a Food Engineering School and worked towards specialising in this sector to become a Quality Manager. It’s a job that I chose to do and it has proven to be even more exciting than I imagined !Could you tell us about your professional background ?Before working at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie, I was a Quality Manager in a factory for almost 7 years in a range of different areas, such as organic cereals, organic cheeses and fresh pastas. While working in the field, my role was to maintain the quality of our products for our clients. This provided me with a good basis for understanding what I could ask of our suppliers, and also developed my ability to find solutions for resolving certain issues. I later applied to work with Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie because the company wholly corresponded with my values.Why did you choose to work for Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie ?In the beginning, we were unfamiliar with the parent company however we did know several of the group’s brands. As we were both interested in organic products and we wanted to stay in the region, Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie was the ideal company for us.Have you achieved something professionally within the company that you are proud of ?I am quite proud of being able to manage international projects with Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie. The fact that we have remote representatives, speaking different languages and with different ways of working is extremely fulfilling.What uniquely characterises your position? And the Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie group ?The real difference between a quality improvement manager at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie and one in other companies is that we have an entire panel of different suppliers due to our numerous brands and product categories. In terms of our professional relationships, this requires us to know how to operate on their levels.How would you describe the atmosphere in your office ?There are currently 6 people in our office. There is a good work atmosphere and good team spirit. We manage tasks that demand a great deal of attention, which explains why we often work in a quiet environment. Our proximity allows us to continuously remain up to date on subjects being handled by others in the office, which also enables us to respond quickly when needing to take over or give support.
Quality Improvement Manager
Quality Improvement ManagerPierre Beaumont is part of a team that looks after the quality of all of our products.What training did you undertake for this job ?After passing my baccalauréate (French Secondary School Diploma) in Advanced Science, I initially enrolled in a preparatory school, so as to gain entry into a School of Agronomy and Agribusiness. During my final year of study, I specialised in Agribusiness as it was an area I was particularly fond of.Could you tell us about your professional background ?To begin with, I held a research and development position in a cider mill. I then went on to work in the area of Continuous Improvement centred on the manufacturing process of a company selling frozen cooked meals. Within this company, I was able to develop my capacities in Quality Function Deployment, which immediately captured my interest. In following, I moved to the Rhône-Alpes region, and I applied to Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie as I was already familiar with organic production.Why did you choose to work for Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie ?In the beginning, we were unfamiliar with the parent company however we did know several of the group’s brands. As we were both interested in organic products and we wanted to stay in the region, Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie was the ideal company for us.Have you achieved something professionally within the company that you are proud of ?I have really been able to develop my expertise in everything concerning health and safety risks associated with packaging or chemical hazards since working at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie. You could say I’ve become a reference on these matters, and I’m very proud of that. My expertise allows the company to be better equipped against any such risks.What uniquely characterises your position? And the Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie group ?For me, there is now an international aspect in my job that I didn’t have before. We have conversations in English every day, we correspond regularly with our European colleagues, and all our documents are in English, as they are shared by all the European quality managers. I find that aspect very interesting.How would you describe the atmosphere in your office ?And despite everything, whenever we have questions we never hesitate to ask each other. Everyone has their own area of expertise, which allows for effective group work.
Customer Services Manager
Customer Services ManagerStéphanie Joly has worked for four years as a Customer Services Manager. She also intervenes as a dietician. Could you describe to us a ‘typical’ working day ?The first thing I do when I arrive at my office in the morning is check my emails to see if anything urgent needs to be dealt with. I focus particularly on any sensitive items. I contact the consumer so as to better understand their request, and then I inform the supplier and the quality manager. We are continuously working towards improving our products. I also carry out a daily analysis of feedback on customer satisfaction, so as to determine any problems encountered and the methods we can develop so they don’t reoccur. These analyses assist me in writing up monthly reports that I communicate to the entire company.How have you evolved within Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie ?My job is changing at the moment, as we are in the process of setting up software specifically related to all our European consumer services (4 in total). This software will allow us to standardise our work methodology with our subsidiaries, and ensure fast and coherent management of customer needs. With this new tool, we will share all our data and as such be able to identify common trends, more easily track our products consumed overseas, and more.What uniquely characterises your position? And the Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie group ?My position is unique in that I work in collaboration with our subsidiaries’ customer managers on a European level. I also apply my expertise to creating nutritional content on our packaging, in addition to leaflets and and texts based on dietary information for our websites.
Customer Services Manager
Customer Services ManagerSandra Gardette has worked for nearly eight years at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie. She currently occupies the position of Customer Services Manager. Her role is to monitor and validate client orders, whether they are internal or external, and also to ensure any necessary follow-ups (After-Sales Services).What uniquely characterises your position? And what about the company ?In most companies, customer services run the entire after-sales service, take care of accounts and follow-up clients. At Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie, it is the accounting department that handles accounts and client follow-ups. Separating the tasks as such allows us to be 100% efficient with addressing client requests. So far, our clients are satisfied with the attention that we offer.Have you achieved something professionally within Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie that you are proud of ?I was often reproached for not coming forward, for being very withdrawn. After a few months at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie, I was told that I had gained more self-confidence and my attitude within the company was more assertive. That was a real achievement for me professionally.Has working at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie in any way developed your philosophy on life, or your habits ?Since I started working here I pay more attention to what I consume. The advantage of having an on-site store is discovering the different products being offered by the company’s brands and tasting them.How would you describe the atmosphere in your office ?There are 7 of us in our office and there is a very pleasant atmosphere. We all get along really well and we all have something to contribute to each other. Teamwork here is a real joy.
Procurement OfficerChrystele Tuloup has worked at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie for nine years. She occupies the role of Procurement Officer.What training did you undertake for this job ?My initial training is not really connected to my current job. I completed a University Diploma in Mathematics and Applied Computer Sciences because I originally wanted to become a mathematics teacher. I stopped studying and started looking for work. That’s when I became interested in working with Master Data. An employment opportunity at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie proposed a fixed-term contract to replace someone in this field. I therefore immediately seized the opportunity and after working for a few months I was able to renew my role on a permanent basis.Could you describe to us a ‘typical’ working day ?Procurement officers don’t really have a typical day, more like a typical month. I am in charge of procuring 270 products and I communicate with 65 suppliers. I work with different internal clients (forecasters, buyers, outbound distribution, etc.). I am responsible for managing the stock and any out-of-date goods in my portfolio. I identify, analyse and find solutions to procurement problems.Have you achieved something professionally within Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie that you are proud of ?Before working at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie, I was quite reserved and a rather shy person. I was given the opportunity to become a “Key User”, which meant I was a reference for procurement tools, new arrivals, etc. At first, I really had to assume within myself the responsibility for contacting the various services, but now I am much more confident and I am very proud of that !What uniquely characterises your position? And the Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie group ?A procurement officer needs to have good stress management and needs to be responsive. Even though we know our suppliers perfectly well, we still remain at risk from a shortage of raw materials or a rapid growth in sales. If such an event occurs, we have to react quickly to avoid a shortage in stock.How would you describe the atmosphere in your office ?Even though we have quite a significant workload and despite working in a large open-plan office, we have a very good atmosphere within the workplace. We don’t miss an opportunity to go on lunch breaks together or to celebrate one another’s birthdays.Do you take part in any additional activities with Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie? And what about outside the office ?I am not very sporty, but I like the other workshops proposed by the company, including the massage sessions, the nutritional workshops or those that raise awareness on specific topics.
Transport Operations Manager
Transport Operations ManagerAziza El-Ouahidi works with Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie as a Transport Operations Manager.Could you tell us about your professional background ?Just over 25 years ago, I got into order processing. Over the years, I was offered small side projects to develop my skills. I have worked in warehousing, on reception and also in telesales. I have currently been working for over a year now as a Transport Operations Manager.Why did you choose to work for Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie ?In the beginning, I knew nothing about the company, and I started working with them purely by chance. After my initial experiences within the company, I wanted to stay on as I appreciated their values and the projects I was entrusted with.Could you describe to us a ‘typical’ working day ?I work mainly in collaboration with telesales in order to fully optimise shipments and deliveries for customer orders. I also take care of verifying freight invoices.Have you achieved something professionally within the company that you are proud of ?I used to be a very timid person, but working in telesales and being in regular contact with my clients has helped me to gain self-confidence. In spite of this, I preferred to return to more logistical operations that suited me better. I am very proud of my development within the company and of the position I now hold. I am also very proud to see how the company has developed over the last 25 years.Has working at Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie in any way developed your philosophy on life, or your habits ? To begin with I had no idea what organic meant. Working for Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie has allowed me to modify my consumption of food products. I now consume many more organic products and I am more conscious with regard to occasionally eating vegetarian meals.Do you take part in any additional activities with Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie? And what about outside the office ?For a few months now, I’ve been going running with my other colleagues.