I joined Croda in 2007 a few months after its office opened in Colombia. My first role was to define the processes of the Customer Service department taking into account our customers’ needs and also internal needs.
In January 2009 I was promoted to Finance & Administrative Coordinator. This new role was completely different from my previous role. It gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and allowed me to have more interaction with people at other sites. I had to learn about currency exchange and labour legislation, quality management systems, SHE, CSR and marketing. I enjoyed the time I spent in this role because it had a variety of functions and it let me learn a bit from different areas of the company.
Croda has given me the opportunity to develop my career in different areas. I have strengthened my abilities in communication, self-knowledge and strive to continually improve. It is a role that requires me to align company needs with the skills and needs of our talent to create a fun and exciting place to work. I am responsible for the teams in Colombia and Peru. In 2014 I became responsible for the Mexican team and then in May 2016 I was appointed to work with Argentina and Chile.