Q&A with Sanna Maija “Lilli” Salonen, Coordinator Finland.
What’s your role at Retail24?
I’m working as a coordinator in Retail24 Finland. I’m doing my best to help and support our great office staff, merchandisers, demonstrators and sales reps. I have various different tasks, ie. assisting with the salaries, travel arrangements, taking care of the sick leaves of merchandisers, taking care of the incoming mail and invoices and various other daily office tasks.
What were you doing before Retail24?
I have been working as an assistant / secretary for several years, every since I graduated from University of Applied Sciences. Before Retail24 I worked as a secretary in the field of telecommunications and as a project assistant in the field of consulting and training.
What does a typical work day look like for you?
I don’t think I have a typical work day! My days can vary a lot and they are never boring. During the past six months working at Retail24, I have learned something new every day and I still learn something new every day!
What attracted you to work at Retail24?
I didn’t have experience of working with retail before working at Retail24, so this world is new to me and it attracted me very much. Working with well-known brands and great staff has been very interesting and inspiring. I was also attracted to be the first coordinator in Retail24 Finland, because I didn’t have the “exact boots to jump into”.
If the story of Retail24 was made into a film, who would play you?
This is a very hard task! :) But if I have to choose somebody, I would definitely count on Cameron Diaz!
Do you have a motto for life?
Smile often, think positively, give thanks, laugh loudly, love others, dream big! :)
If you could try another profession for a day, what would it be?
If you’re not working where can you usually be found?
My two daughters keep me very busy. You can find me from children’s playgrounds, taking my girls to their hobbies or from home playing, cooking, washing laundry and cleaning. :) I try to meet my friends as often as possible. I also love travelling.