Not Just For Boys | Laila Rechiche

Discover the story of Laila, Import Manager at SMT Morocco

For me, the key to success is to be determined, daring, and know how to take risks.
— Laila Rechiche, Import Manager at SMT Morocco

“I am Laila Rechiche, I am the Import Manager at SMT since its creation in 2016. With a background in international trade and management and 15 years of experience in the heavy vehicle sector, I was able to consolidate my knowledge and continuously develop my skills at SMT. My education and experience were assets that facilitated my integration. I felt at home from day one.

From a professional point of view, what I love about my job is the satisfaction of meeting customers’ needs, all the more I feel involved in the evolution of the company as a whole. From a personal point of view, it’s the openness to the world and other cultures.

For me, the key to success is to be determined, daring, and know how to take risks.

I would add that continuous training is a fundamental element that allows you to adapt to your environment because the positions in the supply chain are constantly evolving. The advice I can give to young women today is to be organised to better manage the company’s flows, to be reactive to identify risks and unforeseen events while respecting delivery deadlines, and above all to have a positive attitude.

The main daily challenges are to be attentive to the customers’ needs and to propose efficient solutions that reduce costs and meet delivery deadlines. And finally, ensure flow monitoring. The support that SMT gives me is trust, recognition of the work done by encouraging initiative, support and guidance from managers to make the best decisions on different projects. Our main philosophy at SMT is open-mindedness through sharing and caring. At SMT, we feel part of the same community.”