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5th July 2022

Women in Technology: Spotlight on our Consulting Manager

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We are excited to be continuing our series on women in technology, celebrating the brilliant women that we have working with us here at The Config Team and exploring their journeys entering the industry.

This month we spoke to Consulting Manager, Rachel Greenwood, to get her insights on entering the industry from a product development background, the impact her role has had on The Config Team, and how we differ from larger employers.

“I joined The Config Team in 2013 as Consulting Manager. At the time this was unique, as it was the first non-functional or technical position to be created within the company. In the early days, I worked closely with our Managing Director, Andrew Moses, to put in place our project management framework. This set the standard for how we interact and engage with our customers, establishing best practice for areas such as project approach, governance, and reporting. We also spent a lot of time developing our company mission and values, which still stand today. As the company has grown, I have also been involved in the development of new talent, guiding more junior team members through the business, and providing support to our Graduate Academy programme.

A couple of the things I love most about The Config Team are the people and the variety of work we get involved with. Our customers span a wide range of industries including automotive, retail, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage. I enjoy working closely with and speaking to the internal teams daily, collaborating to deliver the best supply chain solution. Working with these great customers is enhanced by working alongside such a talented group of individuals. Everyone in the team is an expert at what they do, from our consultants to the wider business which includes the sales, marketing, operations, and finance departments.

My career journey started with my university experience where I studied chemistry. After graduating, I worked in product development and innovation for ten years at a large FMCG company. I continued down the product innovation path at a major food production company, before transitioning into project management within business systems, which is what led me to project management at The Config Team.

I would say there is a massive difference between the companies I have previously worked at and The Config Team. Here, we have a great culture where everyone works collaboratively, sharing their experiences and skills to get the job done right. Everyone across the business is encouraged to share their opinions and ideas, and you feel like you can really make a difference.

I love working in a tech-focused company where you can see the very real benefits that our solutions bring to our customers. To anyone considering a career in the industry, I would say to go for it. There are a wide variety of opportunities available, so there will definitely be a role and company that is a good fit for you. Here at The Config Team, there are a lot of different opportunities, whether you are looking to pursue a career in SAP consulting, technical development, product innovation or project management.

What is great about The Config Team is the flexibility you are given to try out new things and the support from the top down to enable colleagues to pursue the areas that interest them most. From secondments in other teams to learning and development, you can widen your experience and build on new and existing skills that will open up more opportunities in the industry for you.”

We hope this latest blog gave you some good insights into the industry and what career opportunities are out there for you to explore. Keep your eye out in the coming months for our next women in tech blog where we will be speaking to another of our brilliant female colleagues who, having taken a different route into the industry, is sure to bring an interesting perspective to the series.

If you are interested in a role at The Config Team you can take a closer look at our latest positions.