Our People ―Let Me Introduce My Work, My Company, and Myself

Managing all kinds of jobs as an office manager

Ilse Metsemakers
Toray Membrane Spain S.L. (TMSP)

Q1. What was your most impressive work?

The most impressive work that I’ve done together with my colleagues has been the closure of our production facilities for small reverse-osmosis (RO) membrane elements in Barcelona, Spain. When Toray Industries, Inc. acquired Toray Chemical Korea Inc. (TCK), it was decided to close the facility and move to a new office. Although this was very laborious work for over two months, we did a good job, and we are now happy with our new stage, working with water treatment membranes made by Toray (ROMEMBRATM) and TCK (CSMTM).

Q2. What does your company do?

TMSP is situated in Tordera, Barcelona Province, and we provide 4- and 8-inch diameter ROMEMBRATM and CSMTM in the smaller range (2- to 4-inch diameter) for mainland Spain and the Canary Islands.

Q3. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?

I take care of various office jobs. On the one hand, my work is in the financial section—invoicing, accountancy and other related tasks. I also take care of processing daily incoming orders, including the logistics of efficient delivery.

Q4. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?

My main effort depends on order flow. When we have many incoming orders, obviously less time is left for accountancy. On other days, I dedicate more time to financial matters.

Q5. When do you feel rewarded at work?

I feel rewarded when everything works out smoothly, when all orders are delivered on time, and when my financial work is up-to-date.

Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?

In my personal life, I spend time with my family, having a good time together after my children’s school and my work. We all like sports very much. My sons are good basketball players, and I like riding my bicycle, road cycling or mountain biking, as well hiking, running, skiing in winter, and other outdoor activities. Music is also one of my hobbies. I play saxophone and enjoy playing with other musicians in a band.

Updated on Oct. 10, 2018. The validity of this article may expire without notice.