Maintaining a solid staff compliment is a challenge for any business and the advertising and pharmaceutical industries are no different. Primedia Unlimited’s X/procure® subsidiary which specialises in electronic procurement software and also offers advertising, is celebrating the ten year work anniversaries of three of its staff members.
Corne Korb, Stefan Schlebusch and Francois Fourie attribute their longevity in the company to working for a forward thinking business in a fast moving and very competitive environment.
“X/procure® operates within both the pharmaceutical and advertising spaces and is therefore in constant flux, presenting ongoing challenges that need to be met and overcome. Creating workable solutions within our environment is very rewarding, and having a team like ours makes for a very positive working environment,” says JD Henderson, X/procure®’s MD. “We extend our congratulations and thanks to these men for their ongoing dedication.”
Corne began his journey with X/procure® in December 2004 as a Junior Technician. He was quickly promoted to Technician, then Helpdesk Supervisor and in 2007 he was appointed as the National Service Manager. In 2009 Corne was tasked with the role of Operations Manager and aptly, on his ten year anniversary, was appointed to Operations Director.
“When I was promoted at my 10 year work anniversary it was completely unexpected,” says Corne.”I’m now the Operations Director at an amazing company and the hard work and long hours are all worth it. I’m looking forward to directing an exciting new chapter with X/procure®.”
Stephan, the company’s current Loyalty Content Manager began his career at X/procure® in 2003 as a Support Technician. “Working hard and being rewarded for it, I was regularly promoted,” he says. From the Helpdesk Supervisor role in 2005, to being promoted to Technical Manager, National Service Manager and Key Account & Content Manager before his current position.
Technical Manager Francois Fourie began with the company in 2004. He was promoted to Helpdesk Supervisor in 2007 followed by the Technical Manager role shortly afterwards. “It’s been a good learning experience the last 10 years, meeting and working with interesting people,” he says.
“These days, when many people are ‘job hopping’ for that slight increase in salary, it’s rare to find one that stays with a company through thick and thin. Having three such people is virtually unheard of and I know that they have made the right career choice,” says Henderson.