Throughout my whole career at Elementis, I have been supported by managers who trusted and empowered me. I’ve been intellectually challenged to implement new strategies and processes, and given the support to expand our teams whenever there was an opportunity or a need.
I started as sales manager for EMEA for Personal Care. At that time, I was one of three people we had in sales globally for this industry. As we were growing the business, I was given the opportunity to hire and build a small sales team in Europe.
The Personal Care business underwent many changes and I was asked to lead the global sales team. In those 12 years since I joined the company, our sales team has grown from 3 to more than 20 people; and, our business unit has truly become a key focus area of growth for the company.
It has been a journey with lots of challenges and changes but that means that it is never boring. The thing that I like the most about my job is the team that I have been working with. Interacting with those highly motivated and dynamic people that are fully committed to further grow the business together with our customers, pushes all of us to constantly improve. And it makes it fun as well.