At the very start I was impressed by the friendliness of colleagues and the good atmosphere in the company, which consisted of very talented people. I still feel that this common proactive approach in the company is one of the major success drivers for us.
I started as a category manager and felt the need to commit myself to the job as much as possible. I was not only trying to accomplish my regular tasks in the best manner, I felt encouraged to participate in projects that were important for the company, but were much broader than my direct responsibilities. This gave me a good understanding of what was happening in other departments and across the Baltics. After several years I became the category manager for the Baltics which broadened my work scope and gave me the ability to understand the Baltic countries better. I was then able to apply my best practices across countries. During that same time I also enrolled in a PhD programme in strategy and marketing to broaden my understanding of the pharmaceutical business, at the same time as contributing more to the success of my company. I believe that an ongoing learning process is crucial to personal as well as company development. I felt that my colleagues supported me a lot and they continue to help me in this journey.
At the end of 2015 I was promoted to an even more challenging position – Head of Sales Lithuania. Now I feel my contribution to the company even more, as well as what it means for my personal development.