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.
Arkadin: What things made you want to change from one position to another?
Marie: I 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?
Marie: When 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?
Marie: I’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.