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The Career Evolution of an Arkadian: Marie Parrege

Marie Parrege is Arkadin’s Head of EMEA Customer Delivery. Based in Montpellier, she’s been with our company for 7 years. Thanks to the consistently positive results and unflagging motivation she’s shown from the beginning of her time with us, we quickly identified Marie as a key asset – and we made a point of promoting her career path, as we try to do with all our highest achievers.   

We sat down and asked Marie a few questions about her career with us. 

ArkadinWhat things made you want to change from one position to another? 

MarieI was willing to take on more responsibilities and challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone. I was also lucky that opportunities appeared at the right time as I was ready to move to the next stage of my career (being in my different roles for about 3 years each time). 

Arkadin: Which new responsibilities made each new position more gratifying for you? 

MarieWhen I took my first management position as team leader, I really liked helping others, training new joiners and recruiting. When I moved to a manager position, I increased my exposure and relationships with people in other departments and got to work on more strategic projects. It was also great as a manager to be able to help my team members develop towards better performance and success. I work very closely with my two team leaders and I really enjoy the trust and the spirit of working together we have built. 

Arkadin: Can you tell us anything about what you think your next career move could be? 

MarieI’m open to any opportunity that would bring me additional skills. For example, a product manager role seems very interesting as you get to analyze market trends and support the business to sell and deliver the product you are working on. I also like working in project mode and improving processes, so I imagine working on service readiness would be appealing to me as well. 

But right now, my next move is to become a mother in about two months – so I guess I’ll have a bit of time to consider my career options during this new personal challenge! 

Watch as Marie tells you about her progression from Provisioner to Team Leader to Manager of a team of 16 people as our Head of EMEA Customer Delivery. 

About the author

Magali joined Arkadin in 2011 as Global Head of Internal Communication and Values Champion. Her objectives were to underpin delivery of our company’s business strategy, ensure strategic support across all of Arkadin’s business areas, set up global processes and programs, and deliver measurable impact in helping people explore and understand our 4 core values and the part they play within our company. In addition to her initial role, she is now in charge of our employer brand and focuses on refreshing our positioning and content through a strong digital media strategy via a new careers site and social media content. A graduate of the Paris - Sorbonne Nouvelle University, she spent her early career working with several consulting companies before joining Arkadin.

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