In the first of many editions of our new blog series: #myday, we welcome Rhian Chung, our Showroom Manager to discuss her typical working day.
Q. Introduce yourself! A.My name is Rhian Chung and I am the Showroom Manager at BOF. I live in Bridgend and my background is in sales (retail & recruitment). I have been at BOF now for 3 and a half years.
Q. How does your typical day begin? A. I wake up at around 7am and have a quick shower. I then like to catch up on what’s happing in the world on BBC breakfast with a cup of green tea and some fruit. Then follows my quick 7 minute drive to work. All of my previous jobs have been in Cardiff so the commute would take almost an hour with the traffic.
Q. Describe your typical working day… A. My day usually starts off with making sure the showroom is presentable ready for any visitors we may have coming in that day. Then follows our daily morning meeting with other departments to have a quick catch up with what is going on the in business for the upcoming few days. After that my day can vary a lot from processing orders, dealing with customers/visitors/suppliers that come into the showroom, meeting with our design team and warehouse staff to coordinate showroom updates, etc. I have also very recently been shadowing my colleague Judy Hall (Head of Sales) on customer visits outside of the business to learn how we operate outside of the office.
Q. What are the main responsibilities of your job role? A. My main responsibilities are looking after the showroom and managing the day to day accounts of Swansea University, Aberystwyth University, University of Wales, Trinity St David, Welsh Colleges and Councils, Police forces etc.
Q. What are your favourite part of the day? A. My favourite part of the day is when all of my emails have been answered or actioned from my inbox. It makes me feel like I have had a very productive day and ends my working day in a very positive way (and with a sigh of relief!)
Q. Apart from work, what are your main hobbies/how do you unwind? A. Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, eating out, going on holiday when I can, shopping and reading fashion & lifestyle blogs.
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