After working as the general manager for the Pottery Barn Kids brand in Toronto, Amanda Sheldon joined Alshaya in 2010 to help with the opening of the first Pottery Barn Kids store here in the Middle East. Today, Amanda continues to take every initiative to enhance her career and is keen to add value to her team and focus on self improvement.
“Integrity, patience and team spirit are important attributes I believe every employee must have,” Amanda commented. “Working in retail is challenging but it's also extremely rewarding, especially at Alshaya. The company is constantly evolving with new programmes and initiatives that continue to enhance professional development.”
Amanda aims to remain within the operations field and hopes to contribute to the brands' ongoing growth by working to deliver a great store experience and to always strive for ways to improve performance. In her time at Alshaya Amanda has been promoted from general manager to operations manager for the Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids brands in the Northern Gulf, and she has helped establish the operating procedures and best practices for her brands.
“I love the brands I work with and I see a real opportunity for growth,” Amanda said. “One of my main objectives is to be the director of operations and I'm fortunate to work in an atmosphere that encourages employees to pursue their goals. This is a quality that distinguishes Alshaya from other corporations and is a testament to its commitment to progressive leadership for men and women alike.”