Rémi Guillou, Sales Manager, just celebrated his 4th anniversary at OWI. He tells us about his background and what motivates him today.
I studied literature at university. I chose to move into sales because I like talking, arguing and persuading. I worked in sales in New York for a button and buckle supplier to big fashion houses. I was also a headhunter in Zurich and then came back to France where I spent a lot of time politically engaged.
Someone I trust told me about OWI’s job advertisement. I was looking for a company with smart positioning and where I could influence the activity. OWI’s concept and human size immediately seduced me.
First of all, the technological positioning and method that we have. We respect the real complexity there is in human intelligence, and we aren’t trying to replace it with algorithms. We work with the field, we try to understand what is specific about each job, especially with customer advisors. Our solutions help them be more efficient and potentially more satisfied by automating repetitive tasks so that they can spend their time on more interesting tasks.
We are in a leading sector. We undertake rare and innovative projects in a really unique way. We’re here to create new paths, and that’s what I like.
I also like being at the intersection of philosophy and math. Working on language requires referring to literature and philosophy. We need to understand what the language means, what it means to express ourselves, the play of words between themselves. It’s captivating!
Without a doubt, its evolution. In four years, I’ve seen OWI grow in a remarkable way. How we present and position ourselves with clients has achieved a level of maturity that I’m really proud of. Our project rollout method is proven. We have won a number of victories against big competitors and innovative enterprises.
The technology that we develop can help to enrich our relations with each other. It identifies those topics that require human attention so that they are handled efficiently. And it’s as a part of this dynamic that as a software publisher, user company or client, we must choose a better working relationship.