In 2005, I was studying at College of the Mainland and was in need of a part-time job. I was browsing through the college’s jobs and careers webpage when I found Del Papa Distributing. I knew nothing about the company, but I applied for and obtained a Merchandiser position. I loved the opportunities that the company gave me so much that I decided to focus on my career full-time. As a full-time employee, I moved into the position of Account Manager, which is now defined as a Retail Service Representative. Having never been in sales I was a little shaky in the beginning, but after a couple of years of working in the market, I was able to master the day-to-day structure and workload. Investing the extra hours and focus into my job helped me gain the necessary knowledge to assist in my transition into my current position as a craft beer salesperson. I’m looking forward to the upcoming challenges and customers in my new role as a Pint Jockey!
Throughout my course of time with Del Papa Distributing, I have realized that developing a trustworthy relationship with my customers is one of my biggest goals, as it is imperative for success. I want my customers to know that I possess a passion for this career and I want to be the best salesperson they have ever worked with. I love the challenge of a sale and give my best every day. Since Del Papa Distributing is structured and follows a team mindset, I have no problems achieving my professional goals. Team leaders assist me daily and even on the busiest holidays, everyone pitches in. This is an outstanding company to work for and the loyalty they demonstrate to their employees is one of the main reasons I have been a part of this team for 13 years.