25 January, 2018

Poetry in motion

Burns Night is often a time for reflection and appreciation of the poetry of life. How events and opportunities arise unexpectedly and how they’re suddenly a part of your life.

Few people find their perfect fit like Andrew.

Andrew has been with M&S for 32 years. Starting his journey as a part-time temp in Ops, Andrew was between career paths. But his indecision was brief as he decided to stay on and pursue his career at M&S, “no two days are the same and you can really make a positive difference to both customers and staff.”

Promoted to Manager of the Elgin store in 2005, Andrew has appreciated the agility of M&S, “a trusted mainstay that has kept up-to-date with Food Innovation and Quality”.

He’s worked as a Store Manager/Communication Manager ever since – “working in 6 other stores and opening 3 of them!”

2018 finds Andrew working his magic at the Bridge of Don Aberdeen Foodhall store, preparing for a Burns Night complete with poems, tartan, and more. Working closely with BIG, Andrew hopes to make the day special and, of course, patriotic.

Burns Night, in addition to the normal operation of the store, puts a lot on Andrew’s plate but his approach is clear: “prioritise customers and try to keep it simple…leadership is key in pulling everything together.”

We’re always looking for talented people like Andrew to join our team. If it sounds like something you’d love, apply here.

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