I joined Weetabix in September 2014 following previous successful stints at Mars Incorporated and Walgreens Boots.
Coming to Weetabix has broadened my learning and development in my role.
Since joining I have been involved in several TV production projects which have further broadened my experience of this, I have been involved in a strategic re-positioning of a brand and I have been more involved in the supply chain process, all of which have helped me improve my job skills. I feel these opportunities have come about because you are given a higher level of responsibility in your role at Weetabix versus other FMCG businesses. The benefits haven’t just been in the day job, I also feel like I have had the opportunity to develop personally.
Since joining I have taken part in several training courses, most notably a ‘senior leadership skills course’ which has massively helped me in terms of how I approach certain aspects of my job and how I engage with other people. I have also learned to adapt quickly – given the fast paced nature of the company I believe I am better at thinking on my feet more which is something that has helped me outside of work too.
To be successful at Weetabix I think you have to be someone who:
In my experience there is always another thing you can spend your time doing if you set your mind to it. The real skill is to be able to judge what tasks are going to truly move the business forwards and what tasks won’t ultimately move the business forwards and spend your time doing the things that really matter for the business so you can generate great results and ultimately make an impact in your job. I’d like to say I do this perfectly but unfortunately there are still moments in my week where I recognise that I’ve gone off track and have to correct myself – it’s definitely an area of me to keep focusing on to improve further over the next year!