My journey so far
Progress through a variety of roles
My current role is Operations Manager for AAH in Birmingham, and I manage the day-to-day assembly operation. When I first joined the company, my role was in replenishment at the Stoke branch. I’ve had various roles throughout my 15 years at this branch – from Stock Control, Team Leader and Goods-in Supervisor, to my final role as a Goods-in PI Manager. I then moved to the Tamworth branch, where my role was Production Manager. I’ve now been the Operations Manager at Birmingham for 12 months.
Full support for development
I’ve always felt I’ve had support from all the managers I’ve reported to, at every level. I’ve also had both formal and informal mentoring over the years – and I owe my mentors a lot for the help and guidance they’ve given me.
I’ve had numerous learning experiences over the years, ranging from offsite courses to basic briefings. The business supported me in achieving an Open University accreditation in Management Studies, by funding it and giving me additional learning support days.
A world of new opportunities
My proudest moment so far would have to be leading and being part of the team that set up our Pharmagen facility in Tamworth. For the business, it was something we’ve never done, and working under GMP guidelines was new to us.
I think the thing that makes this such a great place to build a career are the people and opportunities. It’s certainly a place where you can progress, and I feel like I’m a perfect example of that.