“I love how P&C always offers you possibilities to improve and prove yourself”
Why did you apply at P&C?
I’ve always loved fashion and longed for a job in which I could make use of this passion every day. After finishing my degree I started working in a Polish brand store. I knew back then that my future lay in the fashion industry, preferably in a management position. And this is exactly why I applied at P&C – they offer a broad range of career opportunities and invest in their employees’ training and knowledge.
Was there a specific moment when you knew P&C was right for you?
I think I knew from the moment I came across P&C’s job offer a few years ago that this will be right for both my personal and professional development. Today I know that choosing this job was the best decision I could have made and I am looking forward to what the future at P&C will hold for me.
What do you like about your job and responsibilities?
I like that I can live my passion for teamwork and for numbers on a daily basis. When I was managing a department for 3 years in a Polish P&C store I loved my daily tasks as I’m a team player. Of course I also loved everything which had to do with our merchandise: structure and optimisation of the departments, visual merchandising and the merchandise analysis. During my time as department manager I gained a lot of experience and insights which help me with my current new challenge: I became a General Sales Manager in Poland and I love my new position! Now my main tasks are planning, controlling, analysing the merchandise assortment and development of the employees. With the help of my team I am trying to develop the store’s potential and to create an atmosphere where our clients feel at ease and love to shop.
How has P&C contributed to your development so far?
I have always been supported by my superiors and this helped me to strengthen my own leadership skills. Then, in September 2013 I was invited to participate in the Management Development Programme in Vienna. This time gave me the opportunity to reflect on myself and rediscover my strengths and weaknesses.
P&C also prepared me for my position as a Store Manager with a specific preparation course. In the so-called Store-Manager-course I learned about my future tasks and got perfectly prepared for the role.
I am really grateful that P&C takes good care of their employees and supports them in their career paths.
What are your wishes for your future development? What are you future career goals?
Since I started at P&C I always knew I wanted to become a Store Manager one day. Now that I’ve reached this goal I have a next one: I want to learn how to do my job real great and want to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible to constantly improve.
What’s your advice to new P&C employees?
P&C is the right choice for creative people who are performance-driven and always keen on improving further.