What I do: I work for one of the biggest retailers in the world where I sincerely believe one has the chance to make a difference. The corporate culture is fantastic especially when you know about the employees who work there. I was hired initially within the Space Planning team where I conducted space analysis and provided business recommendations on how to optimize space across all stores. I worked cross functionally with new store planning, store operations, replenishment and merchants to execute successful planograms. I also got to manage several “space optimization” projects to improve process accuracy and efficiency within our stores.
After working in that role for around 10 months I recently had the opportunity to become a Supply Chain Analyst and made the switch into eCommerce. This is our biggest growth area and I am now part of an amazing team who are trying to build the next generation of Walmart Canada. My job is to manage the flow of goods from our vendors to the customer and ensure all our items on the site are in-stock. The best part about the job is because we are a learning business, you get to learn something new everyday!
What I like about it: I have the best team. I couldn’t ask for better mentors and bosses when I look up. I work with fantastic people with wonderful stories and it really makes a difference. On the other hand, the work is extremely engaging, very cross-functional and strategy-oriented.
My path: I went to school at King’s University College, Western University. I was heavily involved in student government, sports and extra curriculars in general. I have been fortunate to come across wonderful teachers and peers who have instilled much confidence in me where I feel I can really overcome any foreseen challenges that lie ahead. My advice to anyone interested in my path would be to go & be involved in school, to meet people and share ideas and find ways on how you can make a difference!