Meet Gemma - Export Sales Executive
Why did you choose to work for MAN?
I wasn’t happy with the direction of my previous career. MAN offered me a flexible change of career with the potential of progression that worked around my family. I really felt they had belief in me, being an extremely busy Mum of 4, it was nice not to feel stigmatised.
Describe what it’s like to work here in three words.
Trucks, Fun, Rewarding.
What do you get up to in a typical week?
Regular site and workshop visits, driving improvement in sales and processes. Speaking to different customers in different countries. No day is ever the same.
What’s been your proudest moment at work?
My first official deal to Zimbabwe, as I have never had any previous sales experience. Also driving a truck for the first time.
What makes you successful here?
Hardworking, encouraging others and a team player.
How have you and your career developed since you joined us?
My confidence has hit new heights, I am encouraged every day. I started my role as an administrator, then a year to the day I started my new position as an Export Sales Executive.
What’s the best thing about working for MAN?
The flexibility around my young family.
MORE ABOUT YOU
What’s been your proudest moment outside of work?
If you could invite 3 people to a dinner party, who would they be?
George Michael, The Queen & Brian Cox.
Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us.
I am a fantasy football fanatic.
What’s your favourite film?
The Greatest Showman, unless its Christmas, then its ‘The Holiday’.
What’s your signature dish?