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60 Seconds with Marta Gajewska


Monday 29 January 2024

60 Seconds with Marta Gajewska
Meet Marta Gajewska, Client Relationship Manager at Vyta

Tell us about your role and your organisation.
Vyta is a leading provider of secure, sustainable and compliant IT Asset Disposal services and solutions. In my role as Client Relationship Manager, I'm dedicated to building strong client connections and consistently going above and beyond. I focus on business development and improvement, spotting new sales opportunities, and delving into tenders published by the Crown Commercial Service. Juggling existing accounts, I pay careful attention to finding the right balance between working independently and rallying the team for streamlined processes – it just feels natural. Inclusivity is key to me; diverse needs and ideas should always get the attention they deserve. In this dynamic environment, I concentrate on keeping detailed client records in check and ensuring communication is as smooth as possible. Proposing effective solutions and steering projects, I collaborate across departments to achieve strategic goals and capitalize on growth opportunities.
I believe the ITAD industry has a bright future as it gears up for massive growth in the upcoming years. It's a new field in my career path, and I'm enjoying learning more about this world. Moreover, I actively participate in the Boardroom Apprentice program, contributing actively to the Department for Infrastructure Board Meetings. This unique engagement provides me with an invaluable opportunity to converse directly with the Permanent Secretary, executive and non-executive members of the board, engaging in discussions about major projects in Northern Ireland. It allows me to witness firsthand how the department tackles challenges and finds resolutions. This experience significantly enhanced my management & operational skills on a massive scale, offering insights gleaned from highly skilled professionals.

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Resilient, determined, focused

What is one skill that helps you most in your role?
Continuous learning has always been a priority for me. Over the last 10 years, I've completed various courses, with a strong focus on personal development. Actively seeking opportunities to learn something new has been integral to my approach. During the lockdown, I seized the chance to enhance my knowledge and polish already obtained skills by completing several online courses, making the most of the available time that I wouldn't normally have. My determination to develop, combined with my experience spanning different industries and trades, enables me to implement new approaches in many aspects of my work. This allows me to identify opportunities from different perspectives and contribute to the organization's growth in a broader sense.

What advice do you have for women in your sector/industry/type of role? 
Always believe in yourself and trust your intuition. Work on yourself by yourself for yourself. When you focus on being the best person you can be, you draw the best possible life and opportunities to you.

Are there any exciting plans in the year ahead in your organisation that you can share with us? 
Vyta is continually growing and the thrive to be the best provider of secure and sustainable IT Asset Disposal services drives us as an organisation to grow our physical presence globally.

Who has been your biggest career inspiration and why?
I haven't had just one individual make a massive impact on my career. Fortunately, I've had the privilege of working with numerous inspirational people, both men and women. Interestingly, the most profound influences have consistently come from the women in my life—whether it's been my mother, a friend, my manager, or my boss. Each of them has imparted a unique perspective, encouraging me to think outside the box and enhancing my understanding of communication and more. I firmly believe it's essential to pay attention to the nuances in the mentoring we receive. Every conversation, encounter with a new person on our path, or new role brings an amazing opportunity to learn something new and glean insights from these incredible individuals 

If you had to pick your soundtrack song to get you through the working day, what would it be?
Generally, I find that playing low-fi indie and chill music in the background helps me get in the zone and focus on the task at hand. As a pick-me-up track, I often go for Pharrell Williams' 'Happy”

What's your favourite break-time snack?
Blueberries, Raspberries, Pistachios & Hazelnuts- all day!

How can you fellow WIB members keep up to date with you and your organisation?
Connect with Marta Gajewska on LinkedIn

Monday 29 January 2024

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