EMILY, SUBEA PRODUCT MANAGER

She's passionate about snorkeling. Learn more about her ...

I’m 30 years old. I've been with Decathlon for 7 years. I started scuba diving when I got my job at Subea, but it was actually a benefit to be someone from outside this environment, since I could better understand the needs of our users.
Afterwards, I became especially passionate about snorkeling but I still got my PADI Open Water certification for scuba diving.

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SUBEA ?

What's your background ?
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At first, I was a product engineer for Tribord and then became product manager for Subea in 2014. The Easybreath mask had already arrived in store and I took over, with everything that followed and that we're writing about as we speak. I work with the snorkeling equipment, I take care of the whole range of products (masks, fins, kits etc.), thermal and solar protection, and buoyancy. My job is to understand the needs of all users worldwide, mainly by observing them, understanding their problems, and seeing what we can do to make their lives easier. A perfect example is the Easybreath, where we realised that people had a hard time breathing with a snorkel, and so, an idea was born: to make a product that people could use to see and breathe as easily as they do on land. Following this observation phase, we rank the perceptions of customers and then analyse what's most important. This then leads to a project draft for the product. Afterwards, I write the usage specifications and explain all of the product's details. I also write the contents of the internet data sheets for our products, using customer-friendly language. As a result, I receive customer reviews and, if necessary, it's my responsibility to reply directly to them. So I'm involved with everything from observation, to the birth of the idea for a project, through to the product's arrival in the store.

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WHAT'S YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF AN UNDERWATER EXPERIENCE ?

My best memory was while scuba diving. I was lucky enough to go diving in Mexico, where we dived with a water temperature of 27 degrees and superb visibility, turquoise water and more species than I had ever seen in my life (sharks, multicoloured fish etc ...). It was a real aquarium and I was absolutely amazed by everything around me.

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