What were the highlights in your life so far?
For me my biggest achievement so far actually is my career path as I am working in the fashion industry for over 10 years now. In the meantime I made it from a sales assistant during my university studies to a sales manager for the best fashion retail store in Romania. My career gave 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 at P&C?
I used to come to P&C many times before I got hired here, because back then I worked in the same shopping mall for another company. I very much liked the P&C concept and saw it as a big challenge to work in such a big multi-label store.
Was there a specific moment when you knew P&C's right for you?
I knew that P&C was the right choice for me during my training period when I started 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 leader role and enjoy maintaining a good relationship with the employees. The best part for me 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 business – there is always something new you can learn. I personally was trained for 3 months in 3 different countries and had the opportunity to meet different store managers with different ways to look at things and different management styles. I was able to come back to my store in Romania and apply all the accumulated knowledge from my training period. I felt really well prepared for my task and also had strong support from my Country Manager and my 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 in one of our brand new stores in Romania, so I want to make the best out of it!
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 in growing 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 every day!