Halil to head up Dagenham!
Congratulations to Halil Canci (pictured) who is moving onwards and upwards to take on the exciting role as branch manager of our new Dagenham site!
- Age? 30
- Hobbies? Paragliding
- Top place to eat? Belgo, it’s a quirky Belgian restaurant chain
- Best song? Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
- Favorite film? Rocky IV
Tell us about your career path – in a nutshell!
I joined JJ Food Service in 2010 as a business graduate from Birmingham City University. I started out in telesales where I got to know the business really well and then moved over to HR, where I was promoted twice to become senior HR coordinator. I really enjoyed this role because it gave me the opportunity to work closely with staff – this included coaching and guiding branch managers.
Three promotions in four years – that’s impressive! What’s driving you?
I thrive on being given more responsibility and it didn’t stop at HR. In 2014, I was appointed Quality Assurance Manager. Working in various departments and visiting all the branches regularly enabled me to develop a thorough understanding of the business and have a clear understanding of what best practice looks like.
How did you achieve the promotion to branch manager?
It’s important to have the right experience – which I’ve gained from working in various departments for six years – but even more important is my commitment to the job. I’m hardworking, loyal and always try to approach things with a positive attitude.
In addition to understanding the business operationally, I know what good service looks like at customer-level and I know our product range inside out. These will all add to the success of me running the new Dagenham branch.
What are you looking forward the most?
I enjoy being challenged so I’m mainly looking forward to pulling my sleeves up and getting stuck in to the job to create a profitable operation, while achieving a seamless shopping environment for customers and a fun, supportive environment for new staff.
What are you most nervous about?
My managers have given me a fantastic opportunity. They trust in me and I don’t want to let them down. I look forward to using my experience, skills and energy to drive the new branch forward.