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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF LORRAINE COPELAND

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What is your role at TOMRA Food?

I am the People and Organisation Manager for Dublin, I also support colleagues in the UK, India and Japan. My role involves developing and implementing P&O strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy and the “One TOMRA” “One Voice” concept. On a daily basis I work with the management team on topics like performance management, training, talent development, succession planning, recruitment, onboarding and employee engagement. I am responsible for payroll for Dublin employees and I interface with finance on budgeting and planning topics. I am responsible for HR compliance and ensuring a safe environment for all. My role also involves supporting our employees on all HR requests policies, procedures and benefits.

Why did you decide to work for TOMRA?

I was excited by the opportunity and the diversity of the role. I am passionate about the environment and sustainability. I am excited and proud to work for a company whose vision is focused on a circular economy and ensuring a better planet for all.

What does your average work day look like?

I like to get up early and start the day with some positive affirmations, a positive mindset is everything! An average day is a combination of manging a busy inbox of requests and queries, meetings, projects both local and global, administration and P&O tasks, supporting the management team and colleagues in Dublin, lately a lot of my day is occupied with Covid-19 related topics.

What's the best thing about your job?

The role of P&O is about people and organisation, as the name indicates! The best thing about my role is helping foster talent and continuous development in our current employees and continuing to hire great people who help us work towards and shape our vision for the future. Organisation is about ensuring TOMRA is a great place to work, everything runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible, and we adapt and grow as people and as company.

What's the skill you'd most like to have?

I’d like to be able to play an instrument, I also admire people who have perfected this, it’s never too late, I guess!

What are you passionate about professionally or personally?

Professionally I am passionate about helping each employee reach their full potential. Personally, I am passionate about wellbeing and mindfulness. Taking a mindful approach to events as they happen throughout the day, helps me stay focused and centred.

What's your favourite holiday destination?

That would have to be the south of Spain. Its somewhere we visit regularly as a family. I love the language, the food, the weather, the way of life. It’s definitely a place on my retirement plans list!

What's your greatest business achievement?

My greatest business achievement to date is the role I played in transforming my department in my previous company SAP. I played a key role in growing the team from 100 people, some with an aging skill set, to a team of 500, with a combined skill set capable of delivering for the next generation of enterprise software and technology. Consequently, seeing more experienced colleagues’ mentor younger colleagues and vice versa. Sharing knowledge and skills. Resulting in an organisation that could go beyond the customers expectations. Organisation transformation at its best! Securing this role at TOMRA is also a highlight. I am full of optimism for the future of the Dublin organisation and TOMRA as a company. I am fortunate to have worked with some great people who have helped shape me into the leader I am today. It’s all a journey.

What's your greatest personal achievement?

That’s easy! The birth of my beautiful baby daughter Juliette in 2018.

What did you eat for lunch?

I had a chicken casserole I made last night. I try to batch cook and freeze as much as possible, so I have something healthy to hand when I’m busy.

 

Topics: News article, Our Employees, Corporate News

Marijke Bellemans

Written by Marijke Bellemans

Marketing Communications Manager - TOMRA Food