Meet the Chartered Manager: the operations expert
When Claire Davies became a Chartered Manager in 2014, it gave her the gravitas to take the next stepsElizabeth Oliver
Growing up, Claire Davies had always been ambitious. Eager to boost her confidence, and to gain a good professional grounding, she decided to join the British Army as a data analyst. This was the start of a career path that saw Davies work for organisations including credit card company MBNA, and prisoner transportation and custody service, GEOAmey.
But Davies wanted to take on a new challenge. Determined to take her career to the next level, she began the process to become a Chartered Manager, and has never looked back. “I opted to become a Chartered Manager because I felt that I would gain more credibility,” Davies explains, “it lit a further fire in me to take that next step forward.”
Davies is now a driver team operations manager at Warburtons, and explains that the course has given her the knowledge to tackle difficult situations with ease. “It’s allowed me to step back, and take a more emotionally intelligent perspective.”
Becoming chartered has inspired Davies to continue her professional development, and to help others along the way. “I love learning and developing, and I love developing people,” she says, “it’s definitely given me an extended drive and passion in order to continue my professional journey, and also to allow my skills and experience to assist others.”
As for the future, Davies has big plans. She hopes to gain more CMI qualifications and reach the top rung of the career ladder. “I’m definitely not going to stop with Chartered, I’ll certainly work to Fellow and beyond,” she says. “Maybe one day you’ll see me in a boardroom somewhere.”
For more information on becoming a Chartered Manager, visit http://www.managers.org.uk/individuals/become-a-member/get-chartered