What have been the highlights of your life so far?
For me, my biggest achievement so far is actually my career path, as I have been working in the fashion industry for over 10 years now. During this time, I have gone from sales assistant during my university studies to sales manager for the best fashion retail store in Romania. My career has given me the opportunity to grow as a person and interact with many different people from different cultures, which I enjoy very much.
Why did you apply to work at P&C?
I used to come to P&C frequently before I was hired here, because back then I worked for another company in the same shopping mall. I really liked the P&C concept, and saw it as a big challenge to work at such a huge multi-label store.
Was there a specific moment when you knew P&C was right for you?
I knew that P&C was the right choice for me during my training period, when I began to understand the P&C philosophy and the values of our company, such as respect for one another, caring about the employees, being open-minded, etc. Another important factor was that I immediately liked the people I worked with and that I knew I could learn a lot from them.
What do you like about your job and responsibilities?
I like the fashion business and working with people in general, so I’m happy in my job. I also love being in a leadership role and enjoy maintaining a good relationship with the employees. For me, the best part is working side by side with my team on the sales floor.
How has P&C contributed to your development so far?
P&C is a complex and dynamic enterprise – there is always something new you can learn. I personally was trained for three months in three different countries and had the opportunity to meet different store managers with different ways of looking at things and different management styles. I was able to come back to my store in Romania and apply all the accumulated knowledge from the training period. I felt really well prepared for this task and also had strong support from my Country Manager and colleagues.
What are your future career goals?
For now, I want to further develop myself as a Store Manager and reach my full potential in this position. Right now my challenge is that I am Store Manager at one of our brand new stores in Romania, so I want to make the best of this!
What is your advice for new P&C employees?
My advice would be to be aware of P&C’s values and to take them seriously, as they will help you to grow both professionally and personally.
You need to take your job seriously, be open to changes, be proactive and ambitious but most of all: you need to believe that you can become better and better each day!