A workweek of a Business Area Manager at Pop Vriend Seeds
On Monday morning you start with the daily huddle with your team, what is your one thing to get done today? When that’s clear it’s time for coffee and some small talk about the weekend, you always know what’s on in your team. After that, time for some work!
Today you have set several project meetings. Because you want to help one your team members with an issue with a customer in New Zealand you solve that first. After that, straight to the meeting. After lunch you and want to have this solved first. You prioritize outside focussed activities, and gained insights are turned into action plans for the team.
On Tuesday one of our foreign distributors is visiting because she wants to talk about your long term goals. You’ll explain her everything about your goals and exclusive distribution agreements. Together you decide the best strategy to follow. At the end of the day you invite her to see how beautiful the area is and to have a meal together with other colleagues of the department.
On Wednesday you blocked half day to work on your strategic bean plan for Belgium. In the afternoon you have a meeting planned with the Customer Service Representatives of your team to check the open orders with them and define actions to reach our year targets.
Because this is the first week of the month, you will have a business review with our MT on Thursday morning. You present excellent sales figures, and tell that you want to grow faster since you know there is room in the market. Together with our Supply Chain manager you aligned which actions to take.
In the daily huddle you’re telling todays focus will be to finish the pricelists. All numbers are aligned with customers, Supply Chain and our Market Manager. When finished you will make your travel plan for next week, you will be going to France. Last, but not least, you send the Area Sales managers some last updates from our ERP system to be informed well. It was a good week, time for a drink with the rest of the teams!