What were the highlights in your life so far?
My last years were quite packed with highlights, to be honest: I got married and will soon have my first baby. On the professional side of things my latest highlight was that I got promoted from my role as an Assistant Department Manager in Katowice to Department Manager in Breclav, which means taking on another challenge.
Why did you apply at P&C?
First of all P&C appealed to me as an employer in the fashion industry as they are a huge international company with a wide range of brands which makes work interesting. I had also heard that P&C offers their employees a lot of opportunities for development and learning. And after more than 2 years at P&C I have to say I was proven right.
Was there a specific moment when you knew P&C's right for you?
That moment was during my training for becoming Department Manager. I was at a point where I simply wanted to learn, meet new people and improve my skills – all this was made possible. I was given the chance to grow and develop. For me this training period was a real adventure.
What do you like about your job and responsibilities?
I really enjoy working with our clients as this makes every day different; this is the best about my job. You always work with new people and you have frequent contact with the buyers at the headquarters, which means you can directly influence the merchandise you will receive. I also like working with numbers and with our internal systems to keep track of the merchandise.
Responsibilities are of personnel planning, ensuring there is enough merchandise in your department, keeping track of which products sell well, which ones don’t so much and adjusting accordingly. You also take care of the merchandise on the floor – you change your department in a way when you get new merchandise so that it looks the most appealing possible. This is actually my favourite part about my job as I can be creative.
How has P&C contributed to your development so far?
As mentioned before P&C contributed both to my professional and to my personal growth when I took part in the department manager training. Gaining all the knowledge and the skills made me more confident and mature. Thanks to P&C I realised that I am a valuable employee. P&C gives their employees a lot of responsibility (even in assistant department manager roles) and this makes you grow in into your position.
What are your future career goals?
Right now I want to develop my current department, increase sales and focus on how to become a great department manager. This means for me that I want to build a great relationship with my employees and train them as well as I was trained.
What is your advice for new P&C employees?
Be yourself and work hard – then you’ll achieve something at P&C!