There are so many different jobs that need to be done in the store, and from a management perspective I make sure that we can all find different ways of working together.
Developing team culture is an important part of every day. It might be work, but there’s no reason why we can’t have a good time doing it. I love seeing the evolution of a team.
It’s my job to lead the wine tastings in the Discovery Zone, so it’s always nice to try something here you wouldn’t necessarily get the chance to otherwise.
Our team is a combination of young and old, but it’s never just about the young people running the stock or the older ones knowing the products. It’s about everyone doing everything, together.
I was looking for a job in my first year of Uni and a mate of mine recommended Dan’s. So I applied, got the job, and it’ll be 4 years in August. When I graduated half way through last year, I decided to utilise my degree with the Pathways Program.
Pathways is Dan Murphy’s internal recruitment and skills development program. You really learn a lot, and I love the career progression aspect. It shows they’re backing you 100%, and your development is highly regarded by the business. I think that, to start off with, my alcohol knowledge was lacking. But it ramped up quite quickly. I grew up in an Italian household, so when I was old enough my Nonna always made me try different wines and taught me stuff, but never to the extent that you learn here.
Working at Dan Murphy’s is all about discovering new things. And you get to share that discovery with your customers. They come up for tastings or events and try new products, and your job is to help them. So don’t think you’re coming into a job where it’s all just running stock and serving customers at a register. It’s your charisma that will help sell a product – your storytelling.
I would really like to find myself in the wine industry further down the track, so for me Dan Murphy’s is a step towards that. The Pathways Program has enabled me to make contacts and get my knowledge up to scratch, and Dan’s have helped push my passion further.