Find out about Sarah
1. What does an average day look like for a senior resource manager?
There’s no such thing as an average day! I am lucky to be involved in all areas of the business, from people development and operation planning to delivery, recruitment and, of course, resource management. My primary purpose is to ensure we have the right resource, in the right place, at the right time. This gives me lots of variety to get my teeth into and means every day brings a different focus and challenge.
2. What are the three most important skills for a senior resource manager to have?
Communication is key. The ability to converse with people at all levels, including managing stakeholders and key customers, and to listen effectively, is instrumental in my role. You also need to be a people person. I live and breathe our culture and values and genuinely want the best for our team and the company. Last is the ability to multi-task. Working across all aspects of the business means daily reprioritisation and lots of lists!
3. How have you grown professionally since joining Entec Si?
I joined Entec Si two years ago as a resource manager; within six weeks we entered our first lockdown. It was a challenge getting to know the team and the business in a virtual world, but one I welcomed and have thrived in. Mine was a new role to the company, and during this time I have shaped and grown it into my own. I am also fortunate to be part of our Operational Board, where I can support the strategic and operational growth of the company.
4. What are your goals for 2022?
My personal goal is to re-start running after time away with an injury; being able to run 10 miles without pain again would be the dream. I will also continue to provide my boys with enriching life experiences – this year we are taking them to their first ever music festival, as well as regularly attending matches at Aston Villa Football Club!
Professionally, my goal is to keep developing my knowledge, skills, and experience as Entec Si continues to grow, as well as supporting our team to achieve their personal goals and meet our business targets.
5. What’s your favourite thing about working at Entec Si?
Without hesitation, it is our people. Everyone lives by our culture and values, and this really comes through in how we work together and with our customers. It really is the foundation of Entec Si, and I know that even on a difficult day, I have someone I can reach out and talk to.
6. How do you unwind?
Like many people, I read and listen to music, but my absolute favourite way to unwind is Hot Pod yoga. The warmth and peacefulness are guaranteed to give me a good night’s sleep. I’ve even been known to drift off during savasana…
7. If Entec Si had a yearbook, what would you be voted most likely to do?
I’ve already done the stereotypical yearbook activities, like sky diving and running a marathon, so I’d have to say travelling the world with my boys. Everyone knows I’m a people person and being able to learn first-hand about other cultures with them would be amazing.