Renowned industry executive, Julie Anderson joined our expanding national sales team in April, bringing with her a wealth of industry experience. As Senior National Account Manager, Julie is responsible for overseeing some major retail accounts for the company. So, hot on the heels of her settling in, we asked Julie a few questions to find out a little more about her…
1.What was your previous job to Danilo?
My previous role was National Account Manager for Pioneer Europe Ltd ( I was selling balloons and partyware). Prior to that my career had been as follows; 15 years for Hallmark, 10 years for Carte Blanche and 3 years for Gemma.
2. What are you most looking forward to in your new role at Danilo?
An opportunity to work for Danilo doesn’t come along very often, so whilst I was happy working for Pioneer Europe, I just felt that when this position became available, it was the right move for me.
I am particularly looking forward to getting back into the wonderful world of cards and wrap/calendars and diaries. Although my last 2 years were out of the industry, prior to that I had done 28 years within it.. Therefore I am very excited about working with this product category again, working with some amazing customers I have met along the way plus new customers and finally working closely with the dynamic Danilo team.
3.What do you consider your greatest achievement to date?
I would probably say bringing up my 2 wonderful daughters whilst working full time… oooh and not having a day off sick for over 15 years!
4.Who would play you in a film of your life?
It would have to be the amazing Helen Mirren – a strong, classic and determined lady.
5.What 3 words would friends / family / colleagues use to describe you?
I asked my friends this question as I didn’t think it fair to answer it myself… they said considerate, determined and hardworking… and if I was allowed a 4th word I’m sure many people would say chatty!
6.What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Always treat everybody the way you would like to be treated!
Danilo sales director, Brett Smith, comments: “I’ve known Julie for many years and have always admired her professionalism and can-do attitude. She always goes above and beyond to look after her customers and that’s exactly the philosophy we all have here at Danilo. Julie brings some invaluable experience and will fit in perfectly with the existing team.”
So a big welcome to the team Julie from all of us
To contact Julie about any of Danilo’s official calendars, diaries, greetings cards and wrap ranges, please email firstname.lastname@example.org