I joined Domino in 1988 and held technical and marketing roles in the UK sales channel for a number of years. After a short time away from Domino, gaining experience in a different industry, I re-joined the organisation, working in product management and product marketing before moving into a Business Development Manager role three years ago.
I have worked as part of an international team for many years now, and I really enjoy interacting with a diverse culture base. Having a wide network of peers across multiple countries, provides opportunities to resolve issues and problems in creative ways. I regularly catch up with my colleagues working across different divisions and countries, and we are able to share best practice, skills, and expertise. We can use this information to identify and implement better strategies and solutions.
With my line manager and most of my peers working across different time zones, we are trusted and empowered to operate within a flexible support structure. Utilising resources such as Microsoft Teams, and WhatsApp enables quick response times to questions or queries.
Having had experience of working with global teams, I already had awareness of interacting with a diverse mix of cultures prior to moving into the Business Development Manager role. This provided the foundation for a smooth transition to working with my customer base of distributors and business subsidiaries within the Middle East and Africa. Now that travel is more accessible, spending time with our distributors face-to-face is very important to fully understand the significant challenges our customers face as well as the immense opportunities there are. I am always humbled to hear how happy our distributors are to work with Domino, and represent us in their countries. It makes me proud to work for a company with such a strong international reputation.