I am responsible for supporting and managing the 6 categories

Adam - Head of Purchasing

I started as the Pet Accessories Manager in March 2016 and I was tasked with launching and developing this new category for Onogo.

A significant change of career path

Previously I had worked the IT industry as a Senior Account Manager for a local IT security distributor. It was a significant change of career path and one I am very pleased I made. When I joined the company we were mostly selling mobile accessories / consumer electronics which were performing extremely well. Our founder wanted to launch new categories to the business and after conducting market research spotted an opportunity for Onogo to sell pet products. Within the first month of joining the company I attended Europe's largest pet exhibition in Germany. This was of real benefit. It opened up my eyes to the size of the Pet Industry (2,000 exhibitors from 66 countries and 39,000 trade visitors). I came back with some fantastic new suppliers and products and it gave me a good foundation to build from.

Within the first 12 months I had recruited 2 new buyers for the Pet Category and we were well on our way to becoming the top category at Onogo.

In September 2018 I was promoted to the role of Head of Purchasing. This has been an extremely rewarding and challenging role. Onogo has grown to 6 categories (Mobile Accessories, Pets, Home & Garden, Health & Personal Care, Automotive & DIY & Sports & Outdoors) and I am responsible for supporting and managing the 6 categories (12 members of staff) whilst contributing towards our overall business strategy and budgets.

I am fortunate to work with a fantastic group of people across all business units. One of the companies core values is meritocracy which is a system for for hiring and promoting individuals based on their performance and this system enabled me to progress quickly at Onogo. I have also had the pleasure of using the system many times with promoting staff internally over the last 12 months.

The last 3.5 years have been the most enjoyable years of my working career. I love working for a company who strive to be the best at what they do whilst working towards and supporting the future growth of the company.

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