Logistics (Shipping) Manager
What does your job entail, and why do you enjoy working in Shipping?
Officially, I monitor all inbound and outbound shipments for Savvy Rest, including local deliveries and distribution to our Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom stores. I make decisions on our carriers and the services we use, and I am in charge of troubleshooting any issues that arise throughout the processes.
During my school years, I was terrified of Geography and Finance class. Although my job encompasses so much more than just how much it costs to ship something and tracking its location, you can’t get much closer to both of these subjects simultaneously when you’re a shipping manager. The challenge still scares me occasionally, but I’ve proven to myself that I can do a great job when I refuse to let fears make my decisions.
What is one thing people probably don’t know about your job?
Our job doesn’t end when the package leaves the warehouse. It just begins! I think for some companies, once the product ships, they’re done. The rest is on the carrier. We monitor packages all the way through transit and check into any delivery exceptions. We don’t push the problem onto the customers for resolution.
What is one thing people probably don’t know about YOU?
Hmm. I’ll give you a few random facts. I won an art competition in the 3rd grade (I drew a frog). It was printed in the form of a bookmark and sold to raise money for the school library. One of my proudest moments.
I hate beets and can’t understand why anyone would eat them.
I sing, loudly, when I’m driving, and I dance. Like, I really get into it. I have a false sense of privacy when I’m in the car...
Who is a public female figure you love?
Michelle Pfeiffer. She was labeled as the “accidental feminist” in 1990. I think really she was just ahead of the time. She demanded respect for women through her work in a way that was not threatening in the 90s. She took roles that portrayed women in some form of power. Plus, her on-screen charisma is just, wow.
I love being a woman because…
It’s a journey from start to finish. It’s also a great time to be a woman! Countless, necessary changes are happening in the world right now and our generation is driving them.
A challenge women face is…
I have to pick one?! Our bodies can do so many amazing things and yet a lot of us struggle to find a way to love them. That is a chronic challenge, but with such reward!