A warm welcome to two of our new office starters, Sarah Greenwood and Katie Short. Here's what they had to say about their new positions at Johnsons:
Sarah Greenwood - Admin Assistant
What does your new role include?
My new role primarily involves putting sales orders on to SAP, so that the orders can be allocated and sent out for delivery. I also do jobs for other people, for example I have been updating our online Retail Availability List with the new plant deals for the next week or I have been creating production orders for plants to be grown onsite.
What have you enjoyed most about your first few months at Johnsons?
I have enjoyed learning how Johnson’s operate, having a tour of the nursery was perfect for this. I have also enjoyed learning how to use SAP and beginning to build my horticultural knowledge. Working in a new environment has been exciting for me as I last worked in a café, so this office environment is very different. And of course, I have enjoyed meeting all the lovely people who work here.
What was your first job from leaving school?
After school, I went straight to university to study Geography and then my first job was at York Recourse working as part of the Front of House team in the hospitality boxes.
If you could add one thing to the office, what would it be?
A room with big comfy sofas to have lunch in!
Do you have any hobbies outside of work?
I have recently taken up horse riding again after a break due to university and I have been loving it. During the summer months, you will find me watching Whixley CC. Or I can be found washing my car on a weekend.
Lucca, Italy, 2018. Everywhere we visited was beautiful and the weather was perfect! I also had the best pizza I have ever eaten in my life there. It was a called white pizza, so was basically a garlic bread but had spicy Italian sausage on it. Also fulfilled my love for cars with visiting the Ferrari Museum and the Lamborghini factory.
Katie Short - Logistics Administrator
Describe your new role at Johnsons:
I help to support my Manager Hannah Smith organise the day to day transport. I communicate with our European suppliers to get loading dimensions so we can work out the wagon and space requirements and organise any returns and book ferries for the drivers.
I contact customers to confirm delivery dates and help resolve any queries they may have and deal with any other tasks as is required.
How have you found your first few weeks at Johnsons?
I have really enjoyed my first few weeks, it has been quite challenging at times but very interesting. There is lots to learn so never a dull moment, everyone has been so helpful and informative which has been a great help.
I’m looking forward to developing in my new role.
The best thing about Johnsons?
The best thing about Johnson’s of Whixley is the people and how everyone is so helpful and how everyone is rewarded for their hard work with the cakes & lunches etc.
What do you enjoy outside of work?
I love spending time with my family and friends. I love to go walking and the dales and the coast are my favourite places to go. I love Cooking, baking and learning new skills.
What's one item you couldn't live without?
I couldn’t live without my hairbrush.
My favourite food is sushi
Posted 20th Oct 2:31pm