Thinking about your first month in market, what was your biggest challenge & how did you overcome this?
I think the biggest challenge was probably learning to work so independently. I don’t exactly share a desk with my manager as they are located over 1,000km away from me! The result of this is that I have to work on my own initiative a lot, contacting the different regional marketing managers in West India to help organise account visits, staff trainings, activations, etc.
As it turns out, I very much enjoy this way of working. I can make the role my own, focusing on areas where I can add value to the company, as well as making myself available for the many ad hoc/last minute activities that are common in India.