Chatsuree Jarujet

A brief history of your career since leaving the University of Birmingham

I started my career in marketing in FMCG as a Management Trainee with Unilever. After 2 years, I moved to Beiersdorf as an Assistant Brand Manager, and currently, I’m a Senior Brand Manager

Skills and knowledge from your postgraduate degree have you used in your career so far

I utilise project management, interpersonal, leadership and marketing skills.

Main work activities in your current role

I develop marketing strategies for sort-term and long-term projects, and I lead on generating marketing campaign ideas, as well as their implementation. I also coach colleagues and subordinates, furthering the ethos of teamwork.

A typical day in your job

It's quite typical to be very busy as a marketeer, but it's also quite fun.

Main challenges in your role

I have to catch up with market trends, and create new initiatives to deal with changes. I am also constantly helping my team to develop, so that they may reach their potential.

Why did this type of work appeal to you?

It’s a challenge, and aligns with my passion.

Advice for students looking to enter this area of work?

Find something you’re passionate about and practice it. Be patient and don’t give up easily, and learn from your mistakes and move forward.