Since graduating from Stirling I have spent the majority of my time working for IBM, to whom I applied as part of my final year job search. I have had a number of roles across the organisation, starting in HR before moving into Marketing. My Marketing roles have covered a wide range of areas: hardware, software, services, and new product launches, all focusing on specific industries. I have also had the chance to work at UK, European and worldwide levels.
Currently I am based in the UK but my job covers all of Europe. I am responsible for the marketing of two of IBM’s main hardware products across Europe with a revenue target of about $700m. I also manage a team of UK-based marketers who have responsibilities at both a European and worldwide level.
Although I am now involved in a Marketing role, I began my career in HR because I felt that the management skills I had acquired whilst at Stirling provided a good foundation upon which to build. During my time at Stirling I was Secretary of the Football Club, President of the Sports Union, Honorary President of the University and a Student Sub-warden. I found a lot of confidence at Stirling, and would urge all students to become as involved as possible in university life.