Working in retail must be very different from previous work as an engineer! How has your journey been so far?
I started as a store manager in Montreal in 2017 and then in February 2020, I became Market Manager in Territory 26 for 10 stores. It’s so different from being an engineer, but it wasn’t difficult for me because I had the experience in management, so it was more about adjusting to a different field.
Yano - Market Manager
You joined the company over 12 years ago as a Sales Assistant in a small store in Dublin. Tell us about this and what you learned from your store experience? I learned everything I know about our business. How retail works, how marketing is executed, what customer service is all about, and what our customers want and need from us as a company. I also learned about the amazing personalities we have across the business.
MJ - Head of Marketing - Europe
How do you have fun at work?
I have fun when my customers become my friends because they start coming in every day. I make relationships with them and I find great joy in helping them in the store and getting to know their kindness. It makes me so happy.
Tell us about your journey from being a registered nurse to building a career in Circle K? I started as a part-time Customer Service representative at Circle K to earn tuition reimbursement money to help pay for college, but I quickly realized my passion for the industry. Once I got the hang of things, my manager promoted me to Assistant Manager and six months later I advanced to Store Manager. Soon after participating in the "Future Leaders Program", I advanced to a Special Project Manager. This experienced set the stage for my current position where I'm a Market Manager responsible for 16 stores.
Tevin - Market Manager
How has Circle K helped you in your career development?
I have been there as Senior Store Manager for 4 years from now, and it is never boring. With my team of 28-32 employees - there is a lot to do. Last year I was so happy to be selected as one of 20 managers in Denmark to join a 1-year leadership training program called My Journey. Recently, I joined a food trainer program - this is an area that I would love to work more in!
Mette - Senior Store Manager
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