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Did you know LINKT is operated by a team of awesome volunteers? All young professionals like you, living and working in Tauranga.
We’d like to introduce our newest Committee member: Maddi Brown.
Maddi’s been a regular at LINKT events for a few years now. She’s got great chat, is full of ideas and enthusiasm, and is one of the brains behind our social media and comms!
What is your job and what does it entail?
I work for Mobel Group Ltd as a Business Development Manager for both Modern Office and their new education furniture brand ‘Scholar’.
My role entails growing sales in my region by representing and promoting our brands in the market place. I work alongside architects/designers, as well as new and existing customers to fit out their office with a dynamic furniture solution. I also tender for large projects and project manage my furniture installations.
What inspired you to choose your profession?
I love dealing with people and being able to get out of the office. The thrill of the win is what motivated me into a sales career, but primarily I like solving problems for people and providing them with outstanding service so that each customer feels individually valued and gets the solution they are after.
I had previously worked for Modern Office as a Sales and Marketing Assistant, before leaving to work for Vertical Horizonz as a Client Liaison. I returned to Modern Office in 2016 into my current position.
What makes you excited to go to work each day?
Every day is different, I could be outbound driving around talking to great people all day, or busy working on a tender in the office – no one day is ever the same.
What challenges you in your work?
Every fitout is different; with floorplanning often I am working with specs I haven’t seen before and trying to fit as many people as I can into a space that still works in a cohesive manner. Each customer has different requirements, so being adaptable to all kinds of scenarios is also important.
Do you have any professional goals for the future?
I would like to continue to exceed my targets each month and continue developing our new education furniture brand Scholar.
How long have you lived in Tauranga and what do you love about it?
I have lived in Tauranga for seven years, with a gap in the middle while I was studying at Victoria and Otago. I love the lifestyle and general relaxed vibe of Tauranga. It is a city that feels more like a town with wonderful friendly people.
What keeps you busy outside of work? Do you have any goals/plans for these going forward?
My largest (and most time consuming) hobby is horse riding. I compete during the summer on my horse ‘Vee’. My main goal with Equestrian is to compete at Horse of the Year in 2018. I also love road tripping, going to the beach and watching movies and dabble in a bit of modelling when I have time!
Quick fire questions:
Three words your friends would describe you by?
Driven, positive and attentive
Best place to eat in Tauranga?
Nomad – the polenta fries are amazing!
Favourite place in the world?
Italy (I think – I’ve not been there)
Number one professional goal for the next 12 months?
To be the top sales person at Modern Office
Best piece of advice you’ve received?
No decision is ever a bad one, it just leads you in a different direction