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My journey at Scientifica: Carole Barker, Global Sales Co-Ordinator
Here, Carole shares how she has progressed from her Trip Booker role to Global Sales Co-Ordinator, and what she likes most about working at Scientifica.
What was your first role at Scientifica and when did you start?
I started working at Scientifica in 2012 as a support Trip Booker to the North America Sales Team.
How have you progressed?
Whilst working as a Trip Booker I was given the opportunity to bring my own ideas to the North America Sales Team which were adopted elsewhere within Scientifica. This was very gratifying.
This progressed into having a role created for me as support for the EMEIA Sales team. Following departmental changes I was promoted to the role of Sales Administration Manager, overseeing the process of order input and invoicing, amongst other tasks.
Again, due to departmental changes a role was created as Global Sales Coordinator which encompassed everything I had been doing and had learnt at Scientifica over the last seven years so it seemed too good an opportunity to miss. I was delighted to be accepted for this position.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I have not actually had an intended career path from the start of my working life 35 years ago and have therefore been very lucky with how my career has progressed. Currently I very much enjoy my role and have no intention to give it up or to leave Scientifica.
What do you like about working at Scientifica?
The flexible working hours and being able to condense mine into a 4 day week. The friendly environment and the feeling that the whole company is working together, rather than separate departments that do not communicate, which I have experienced elsewhere.
What is your greatest achievement/proudest moment?
Being given the opportunity to take on roles as well as have roles created for me that encompass my skills and having the freedom and opportunity to make these my own. I am very proud to have been able to provide support to all the teams I have worked with and hope that this long continues!
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