Employee Profile : Josée Chouinard – Administrative Assistant

July 27, 2023

Wondering who are the people working behind the scenes at Prograin? In this article, we’ll introduce you to Josée Chouinard, one of our valued employees. 

Hi Josée. What do you do at Prograin and how long have you been working here?

I have been an administrative assistant at Prograin since 2020. I like to add multifunction to my title, since I give a helping hand to several departments. When I arrived, I was in charge of writing administrative procedures and helping the export department with the documentation.

Now I’m in charge of providing support for the procurement, completing scale tickets for truck loads, preparing B13 for export, assigning IT helpdesk tickets and creating lockout sheets for production. Since 2021, I’ve also been at reception to take calls and take care of stationery/coffee inventory, and more.

Did you complete any specific program in order to do this job? 

I am a documentation technician. I have also developed various skills related to this position with my former jobs.

Did you know anything about soybeans before you began working at Prograin?

No, I was familiar with soy products such as tofu, but not its culture.

Did you know about Prograin before you began working there?

Not at all.

What do you think sets Prograin apart from other companies?

It is very dynamic, there are many events for employees and a beautiful atmosphere within the work team.

In your opinion, what words best describe Prograin’s corporate culture?

Dynamism, innovation, team spirit

What do you like about your job?

The diversity of my tasks and the ability to help people.

What motivates you?

The team spirit and feel that my work is an important component and essential to the success of the company.

What’s your biggest day-to-day challenge?

The management of priorities.

Last question: Where might we see you outside of work?

Triathlon-style sporting events or hiking in the Eastern Townships region.

Thanks for telling us a bit about yourself, Josée!