Q&A with Christel Classon – Manager Merchandising Services, Sweden

What’s your role at Retail24?
 I am a Manager for Merchandising Services in Sweden.

What were you doing before Retail24?
I have experience from working in different stores, but for the past 21 years I have been a Head of Merchandising at various chains.

What does a typical workday look like for you?
That is a day with many opportunities and challenges. It is very flexible, and I have many things going on at the same time. The job requires me to think fast in situations and to be a flexible person.

I have the pleasure to work with a great team that really do a fantastic job with our staff and customers. I am proud of our staff that is out in the stores and doing a great work for us! They are among the most important we have.

In addition to manage the Merchandising department, the days are filled with customer meetings, both with Swedish and Nordic customers. I really value customer relationships highly.

What attracted you to work at Retail24?
If you want to work in a developing and leading company with good culture and very strong brands, Retail24 is an easy choice. Retail24 is a good workplace in many ways and have extremely skilled, nice and competent colleagues.

At Retail 24 we inspire each other and we have good leadership qualities. We are a team with different knowledge and we contribute to development and have fun together.

If the story of Retail24 was made into a film, who would play you?
I am really bad at remembering movies, and even more the actors who plays in it. But one that I know is Julia Roberts. I’m sure she could handle being me 🙂

Do you have a motto for life?
I actually have two :

  • The only thing you should ever quit is giving up!
  • Honesty is the best policy!

If you could try another profession for a day, what would it be?
I really like recruiting, so I would work with that for a day.

If you’re not working where can you usually be found?
At home with my family or walking our dog by the sea. Otherwise I love to travel with my family.

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