What’s your background?
I started as a graduate in the Marketing department in 2005. I progressed to Assistant Brand Manager, then Brand Manager in the Centra team, Senior Brand Manager with SuperValu before taking up my current role as Centra Retail Marketing Manager.
What benefits did you get from the Programme?
I received great support from the programme through coaching and excellent courses. I also forged relationships with graduates in other functions, some of which still hold strong today
What have been some of your highlights in Musgrave?
I’ve worked on many exciting projects across both SuperValu and Centra, too many to reference. I always get excited by brand re-invigoration work such as “Live Every Day” in Centra and “We believe” in SuperValu. We’ve won many industry awards on the back of the work which is an incredible feeling.
Best Advice to people considering Musgrave?
Make time to think: We work in a fast paced and innovative business, its busy and you need high energy. It’s important you make time to think in order to bring your views and ideas to the table.
Be Resilient: There will be times of high pressure and you will make some mistakes along the way. It’s important you be resilient and show resolve in order to work things through and get to a solution. The willingness to consistently learn and develop and by having a strong positive can do attitude.
Retail is detail: It’s really important you focus on getting things right first time; this will help you get the detail right. It’s something you can work at and improve over a quick period of time.
Current Graduate Programme
The current graduates have fantastic support through the learning modules with the IMI and the mentoring and coaching from group HR and direct line managers. Colleagues in our business understand the graduates are on a development pathway and are fully invested in helping them to achieve their goals.