Q: What made you get into the shoe business?
A: I started my career in manufacturing and operations and eventually transitioned to various corporate project management and supply chain roles. I have always been interested in understanding the end-to-end process, problem solving and putting all the pieces together. When I came to Clarks, I loved the idea of being able to physically see a product that people recognized and loved from design all the way through to a customer's feet.
Q: What do you enjoy about working at Clarks?
A: The people, the culture and the growth. We work as one team and everyone across the organization is accessible.
Q: How long have you been with us and what makes you stay?
A: I have been with Clarks just over a year. There is so much to learn and incredible opportunities to grow and develop. My day-to-day is always different which is both challenging and rewarding. It is great to be able to combine my career with my love for shoes!
Q: What career opportunities are there?
A: There are opportunities in every area of the business from finance to product development to logistics and sales. There is so much knowledge in the business with many people having spent much of their careers at Clarks. In my role in Supply Chain, I have been able to work across several areas of the business and have had the opportunity to learn and improve various processes. It's really about finding what works for you and going after it.
Q: Why should someone want to work at Clarks?
A: Clarks gives you a unique opportunity to be part of the largest brown shoe company in the world and still feel like you contribute and your voice matters. Even in a business that has been around for almost 200 years, there is a drive to always be innovative.
Q: How many pairs of shoes do you have?
A: I may or may not have a problem....
Reem Elderiny, Supply Chain Development Director