C and R manufactures customised corporate clothing and supplies corporate gifts.A typical day at C and R was fun and I enjoyed being at work. Everyday was an opportunity to learn something new and to think of innovative ideas to assist clients with their needs.
I learned a lot about managing clients expectations,being innovative,improving product knowledge and keeping up with industry trends, going the extra mile and on time delivery.These are the skills that I continue to apply in my current job,which has kept my clients very happy.
The management style was relaxed,we were not micro managed.Management was always willing to assist and they were approachable.They always kept us motivated by planning events or giving us incentives.
The workplace culture was relaxed and we worked as a team.Colleagues were willing to assist and motivate each other in order for the whole sales department to reach the monthly target.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with clients who do not want to follow procedures when it comes to the order process and want their orders in very short lead times.
The most enjoyable part was pushing each other as the sales team to meet the monthly target ,as it meant getting a cash incentive .I also loved the fact that management trusted us enough to let us work at our own pace as long as we were meeting and exceeding the target. I also loved seeing the excitement on our clients faces when we walk them through the factory or when they receive their order.
Free gifts, attending clients events, designing customised clothes and bags