Debbie Thompson – General Manager, Southampton
What jobs have you had at Olleco? Customer Service Assistant , Sales Supervisor , Transport & Sales support Supervisor , Interim Operations manager , Sales manager
Describe something you liked about each of these jobs. Customer Service Assistant – Talking to customers meeting their needs Sales Supervisor - Training staff in processes to succeed, grow and develop within their own roles. Transport & Sales Support Supervisor - Ensuring both department worked well together. Operations - logistics side ,routing rounds to maximise efficiencies within the depot Sales manager - To meet targets seeing the results of growth through working together as a team.
What job are you doing now? GM
Why did you want to be a General Manager? To utilise the skills learnt in my previous roles all put together to give me a wider understanding of the business also a drive for continued development learning at every opportunity!
What are the best and worst things about your current role at Olleco? Best – The People I work with and challenges set Worst - not enough hours in the day at times
How long have you worked for Olleco? 18 years
What attracted you to Olleco when you joined the Company? I initially joined with a view to stay 6 months as a stop gap! However, the opportunities that have arisen within Olleco, along with making the most of my skillset, have ensured a rewarding and enjoyable career.
Describe life at Olleco. No two days are the same , different daily challenges , at the same time very rewarding working with a great team every day