Hello! I'm Reema Vadoliya and I'm a Global Digital Analytics Manager at Whirlpool Corporation. I've worked in data for six years and held many roles including analyst, engineer, report builder, manager, and consultant.
My current role is the first time I've worked in a global team and a leadership position with such a wide reach and impact. The core component of my role is to support markets with data relating to the ecommerce websites. This includes supporting teams to collect the right data, store and process it, and most importantly visualise and digest it in a way that supports the making of business decisions.
This day in the life blog should give you a flavour of what a day in my role can look like.
My day is typically filled with many hours of meetings. These meetings are often based on getting progress updates, understanding blockers, and gathering information on new programmes and projects. With so many meetings It can often feel like I'm not getting much done. However, I often remind myself that meetings that help teams move forward with their work by making decisions and setting priorities is a crucial part of a leadership role.
I often have to block out my calendar to create time to work on presentations relating to global and regional data initiatives. I love presenting ideas and using powerpoint to do so has become a comfortable place to do so. I'll often use pen and paper to sketch out ideas first as this is just the way my brain gets out some creativity. I'll then transfer ideas to slides and I will always seek feedback on my content.
With so many meetings It can often feel like I'm not getting much done. However, I often remind myself that meetings that help teams move forward with their work by making decisions and setting priorities is a crucial part of a leadership role.
I'm currently on assignment as the acting Analytics Manager for EMEA. This involves lots of meetings with the team in Milan and an hour time difference can often mean some early meetings. In the summer I was on assignment as Digital Analytics Manager for the Canadian market. The time difference with the team meant my mornings were often free to complete work and my afternoons and early evenings full of meetings.
To summarise, I've gone from having a lot of time independently working on technical projects and work items to being in leadership where I support others with this kind of work by setting timelines, priorities, and direction. My time as a technical and hands-on team member supports my ability to speak to both the technical and non-technical members of teams across seniority levels at Whirlpool.
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