Supporting business operations through information technology

Updated on Oct. 8, 2015. The validity of this article may expire without notice.

Indonesia
Agista Martha Diah Palupi
Personnel & General Dept.
P.T. Indonesia Toray Synthetics (ITS)

  1. Q1. What was your most impressive work?
    My most impressive work was when I had to assist our Japanese staff in finding an apartment for them and sometimes for their families too. Searching for a professional agency, a unit that was appropriate for them and their families’ needs, and also negotiating rent prices in order to meet the company’s budget provided me with a lot of things to learn.
  2. Q2. What does your company do?
    ITS runs businesses in the manufacturing and marketing of synthetic fibers, such as nylon and polyester filament yarns, and polyester staple fibers. It is also engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of nylon and PBT resin compounds.
  3. Q3. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?
    The General Section is responsible for the management of various permits, plant security, relations with the government and/or surrounding communities, and also various services for local and Japanese staff. I’m in charge of handling all the Japanese staff’s needs including those related to work or personal and family needs.
  4. Q4. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?
    Besides managing the accommodations for the Japanese staff, I also put a lot of effort into managing the factory schedule and guest reception.
  5. Q5. When do you feel rewarded at work?
    I am able to interact with colleagues from the various levels in the company and parties outside the company. I feel rewarded when I’m able to continue to increase my knowledge and network related to my work, and also improve my communication skills.
  6. Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?
    Since I was an elementary school student, I wanted to be able to speak Japanese. My favorite cartoon was Doraemon. At that time, I thought it would be more fun if I were able to watch Doraemon directly in Japanese. Finally I decided to study Japanese when I was in college and today, I’m using Japanese as I desired since childhood in my duties at work and I keep on brushing up on it.