Alfie, Business Graduate

27th Jan 22 2:08 pm by Harry Patte-Dobbs

Here at Kybotech, we’re always on the lookout for new talent – for people and personalities that gel with our company ideals and are hungry for success. So to understand what life at Kybotech is like, we think there’s no better way than to talk to some of the real people who work there.

Check out their answers below to see if Kybotech is the right fit for you!

Hey Alfie, so what department do you work in?

I work within the marketing department and I’m part of the business graduate scheme.

Which brand do you (primarily) work on/for?

So, I initially started off by working primarily on BillyOh, however, due to our recent expansion and aims to increase our marketplace accounts, I’m now actively involved with working on the Garden Buildings Direct and Bobbin accounts to help to try to increase sales.

Alfie’s Role

Can you briefly explain what your role involves?

Yeah, my role involves uploading, editing and promoting product listings and content in an effort to achieve as many sales as possible throughout our marketplace accounts. So this is on both our Amazon and eBay sales channels.

“I was fully supported and welcomed by the team”.

Alfie

Cool, and how long have you worked at Kybotech?

About 8 months now.

How big is your team/immediate department?

Our marketing team currently has a group of 3-5 people with who I’m in regular contact with.

And can you explain some tasks that you regularly carry out?

Some of the tasks that I carry out each day include: processing Amazon reports and interpreting the sales and traffic figures on our product listings. I’m also involved in the promoting and advertising of our products to try to help encourage sales.

 

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What gets you out of bed and to work in the morning?

The main thing which I’d say gets me out of bed is the sense of satisfaction that I feel when analysing the Amazon sales and reports and seeing that the products I’ve been actively working on are converting to sales and helping us achieve our targets!

“At Kybotech I’ve been able to considerably develop my knowledge and understanding”.

Alfie

So Alfie, how have you found working remotely during the past 1-2 years?

Having joined Kybotech from an office-based job I was, at first, quite cautious at the thought of working from home full time and potentially not getting sufficient training for my new job. 

However, this has not been the case at all, and I was fully supported and welcomed by the team who provided me with all of the resources I could ask for and were happy to help. I am now fully confident within my role and do not feel restricted by being based off-site, as this doesn’t really affect my role.

Growth and Progress

What’s one proud moment you’ve had whilst working here?

My proudest moment usually involves seeing the achievement of sales on products. Especially ones that I’ve recently worked on in terms of product optimisation or also products that I’ve focused on trying to promote to encourage greater sales.

What’s on your list to achieve over the next year?

I’m aiming to grow our Amazon account and sales channel as much as possible by expanding the range of products that are available throughout our catalogue.

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Alfie’s doing great work on our Amazon Marketplace accounts

How have you seen the company change/grow since you’ve been working here?

Even though I’ve only been at Kybotech since last year, we have grown massively in such a short period (and it doesn’t look like slowing down any time soon). And I’m excited and proud to be a part of it. 

Our growth has involved continually expanding our product range and we’ve also acquired other businesses to join us along our journey.

“The best thing about working at Kybotech is the level of responsibility that we’re granted”.

Alfie

What useful skills have you learned whilst working here?

Although I was involved in dealing with the Amazon account in my last job, this was primarily as a Vendor. At Kybotech I’ve been able to considerably develop my knowledge and understanding of the Amazon marketplace and seller central account. And this is all from being granted the opportunity and responsibility to solely operate our Amazon sales channel.

Can you remember a memorable facepalm moment at work? (It’s ok we’ve all had them!) How did you grow/improve from this?

Nothing major springs to mind at the moment, but I’m hoping I don’t jinx myself here! I’ve obviously had the odd spelling mistake here or there or have accidentally mislabelled a product listing, but it’s all part of the learning and can be corrected before it becomes an issue.

Why Kybotech?

Couldn’t agree more Alfie. So why did you decide to apply to Kybotech?

As a Business Economics graduate, I’ve always had an interest in the analytics and interpreting of data. I also had previous experience working in roles where I was dealing with the Amazon marketplace. 

I also like the idea and sense of achievement from sales and believed the role would give me the ability to combine all of these. I also wanted to apply some of the skills and knowledge I’d developed from my degree.

So is there a best thing about working at Kybotech? Is the company working on improving anything that doesn’t work so well?

The best thing about working at Kybotech is the level of responsibility that we’re granted and the fact that we’re actively encouraged to voice our opinion or ideas, no matter how daft they may initially seem! 

I also find it quite cool to see the products that I work on within our marketplace catalogue actually on Amazon and available for sale.

How would you describe life at Kybotech in 5 words or less?

Effective, efficient, responsible, committed, dynamic.

Nice – and any advice for potential candidates?

If you’re looking to join a hard-working, committed team that’s aiming to succeed and successfully grow the business, look no further – see how you can use your skills to help and effectively contribute.

Thanks for your time – and if you want to follow in their footsteps, click to apply here.