My Journey

Name: Jean

Start date: August 2016

Job title: Operations Business Analyst Lead

Where were you before Smartbox Group ?

In Brazil. I worked for five years in an Oil refinery. I started as a HR assistant and finished as a Finance Business Analyst Leader, with a small team of 3 people. We were responsible for controlling about €1 million revenue per month.

What were your first impressions of the Company?

Great! It was really nice to see people from many different nationalities in the same company collaborating in a very good way. Everyone here is very friendly, respectful and helpful.

What are you most proud of ?

For having had the courage to leave my previous job and Country, to come to Ireland, without even knowing the language. That was maybe the hardest decision that I’ve ever made, but one of the best.

How have your personal achievements benefited you in your day to day activities?

I’ve learnt that we always have to challenge ourselves and get out of our comfort zone. That’s something that I bring to my work every day and I believe that makes me a better professional.

If you had an alter ego, what would it be?

As I really love cooking (and people seem to like my food), I would probably be a cuisine chef. But you never know, I may open up a restaurant on a Brazilian beach to enjoy my retirement

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