I am an Account Manager at Procter & Gamble looking after Olay, Gillette & Braun, supporting one of the biggest retailers in Australia. As an Account Manager, I develop in-depth joint business plans, in-store execution strategies and deliver insights, innovation and ideas to my customer to ensure we are winning in the market and accelerating market growth for our brands.
I was born in Hong Kong and moved to Melbourne when I was 5 years old. My family always liked to travel so I was lucky to have explored many parts of the world growing up, which I think really helped to shape who I am today. I studied Law & Commerce at University and also had my own online business during this time. I always had a passion for business & entrepreneurship and really wanted to work for a company that would give me that hands-on opportunity from day one. I came across P&G and was really impressed by the company’s portfolio. I was offered a graduate role and relocated to Sydney for my first role as a Business Development Manager. I then moved on to be an Account Manager a few months later.
Yes, P&G is a company that are constantly faced with challenges that extend beyond typical educational and work experiences. The company invests in people from a diverse background who are thought leaders and have a strong interest in developing business.
It is really fulfilling the amount of influence that I have on the brands that I manage for my customer. I can create my own brand execution strategies and leverage our multi-functional teams to ensure that we are always winning in stores. What I find most rewarding is when we deliver great results in the market, knowing that it was driven by the proposals that I had developed and rolled out into stores
As this is a customer facing role, we are often faced with unique challenges and pressure to think and solve problems quickly. This can sometimes be a frustrating process but it is from these situations that I have learned to challenge myself and create innovative solutions that can make an impact in the market.