That’s why we are committed to making Mayborn a great place to work and offering fantastic career development opportunities.
Sharing best practice and expertise World-wide and helping our employees develop, both personally and professionally, are at the heart of our People Strategy. With opportunities for international assignments and travel, clear succession planning and a wide range of employee benefits, Mayborn is a growing company with boundless possibilities for people who want to make a difference.
Please read on as a selection of our people from around the World share their own experience of working at Mayborn.
Kiera Day, UK Head of Regional Marketing
A fantasic brand, great career development opportunities and international assignments were at the top of Kiera Day’s wish list when she was looking for a new challenge in her home country of Australia - and she says Mayborn ‘ticked all the boxes’
Kiera, who joined Mayborn in January 2014, quickly made her mark as Trade Marketing Manager, based in our Melbourne office, and was thrilled to join the company at one of the most exciting times for our brand and our business in Australia and New Zealand.
She says: “It was a fantastic opportunity to return to my trade marketing roots and be an integral part of the team that helped turn tommee tippee® into the number one brand in Australia.”
With a passion for trade marketing, Kiera has held sales and marketing roles with major brands in Australia including Cadbury/Kraft, Twinings and Nintendo - and when the opportunity of a 2 year secondment to the UK came up, Kiera jumped at the chance.
Now Kiera is UK Head of Regional Marketing, based at Mayborn’s Global HQ in North East England and says she’s incredibly excited by the challenge:
“It’s a great opportunity for me to get a deeper understanding of one of the world’s biggest markets, build relationships with new retailers and continue to grow and develop my skillset.”
Kiera says she loved Newcastle and the people she met, when she first came to the UK in June 2015, so knew she would fit right in when her secondment began in October.
She says: “Everyone has been very supportive. Career progression at Mayborn is really important and this is reinforced as I’m replacing a colleague who himself is progressing through the business.”
Determined to enjoy every minute of her secondment, Kiera says: “I want to leave the UK business in an even better place than I have found it, to be part of a team that drive sales and brand awareness and continue to grow the tommee tippee brand.”
Catherine Lee - Head of Asia Operations and Procurement
When Catherine Lee and Hubert Donat met at a Mayborn Group Global Leadership event in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, it was the first time the pair had met in person – despite a professional working relationship spanning over a decade.
The pair first worked together for telecommunications giant Thompson Inc. when Catherine was responsible for the audio division based in Hong Kong and Hubert the TV division, based in Italy – but it was Mayborn that brought them together for the very first time.
Catherine says: “It was great meeting Hubert in person after all these years and talking about our time at both Thomson and Mayborn - and I really enjoyed the event at the BALTIC.
“It gave me the chance to see the iconic Millennium Bridge, which spans the River Tyne, learn all about our strategic priorities and our corporate values and to meet colleagues from across Mayborn including Australia, the USA, France and England.”
Catherine joined Mayborn as Head of Procurement for the then feeding division in 2009, after a successful career in procurement.
Excited by the company’s growth strategy and the chance to have a really positive impact, Catherine is now Head of Asia Operations and Procurement.
Working in alignment with the Head of Procurement UK, EMEA, Catherine is responsible for Procurement for Manufacturing and New Product Development (NPD) in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. She splits her time between Mayborn’s commercial office in Hong Kong and its factory in China – with an emphasis on building first class supplier relationships and performance.
Catherine says she enjoys having a positive impact on people and her varied role involves meeting suppliers and government officials and providing a key link for employees.
She says: “It’s a demanding and rewarding role and I particularly enjoy providing support to the Far East team across all departments - from Commercial to Engineering and Quality to Supply Chain.”
Nicolas de La Hosseraye, Commercial Director, France
When Nicolas de La Hosseraye joined Mayborn as Commercial Director for France, it was the chance to join a growing global company - and contribute to its success in his native France - that attracted him to the business.
Nicolas says: “It’s important to me to be able to wake up every morning knowing that I’m proud of the brand I’m selling, feeling totally committed to my customers and passionate about my job - and I that’s how I’ve felt since joining Mayborn.”
With a highly successful track record in commercial roles at Procter & Gamble (P&G), Nicolas rose through the ranks to become Corporate Commercial Strategy Leader for its Beauty and Household division.
However, it was his time designing the commercial strategy for P&G’s flagship Pampers brand that gave Nicolas the great insight into the category which would lead him to Mayborn.
He says: “I wanted to work with a quality brand – one that’s committed to developing products to make life easier for new parents – and one where I could have a direct and meaningful impact on its success in France, so tommee tippee was perfect for me.”
Nicolas, a proud dad to two young children, splits his time between Paris, Cramlington and visiting customers in France and is passionate about delivering quality customer service. He firmly believes Mayborn is ideally placed to improve the lives of new parents across France ‘in a small but meaningful way’ by leading the charge in the digital age:
“In an ever changing fast paced digital consumer world, it will be the first companies to fully embrace change that will be the real winners and go on to become the highly successful companies of the future.
“I truly believe Mayborn has the right attitude, skills and, of course, the great people behind our tommee tippee brand to help us achieve our vision to become the number one mum-to-mum recommended baby essentials brand.”
Jon Wells, Head of Regional Marketing EMEA
When Ludovic Galand joined Mayborn as General Manager for Europe and Emerging Markets (EMEA) it signalled a step change in our approach to these important markets.
In 2015 Jon Wells joined Ludovic’s team in an exciting career development move to lead and support the EMEA marketing team at a pivotal time for growth across EMEA.
Jon has a passion for data analysis, a strong trade marketing background and an impressive understanding and knowledge of our business and our brand.
He joined the company in 1998, when we were still a small, predominantly UK, business and says: “The Company was much smaller when I joined, with a real family feel about it, and I have worked with some great people as the business has matured and developed.”
Jon has worked with some of our largest customers, including Tesco and Babies R Us in a trade marketing capacity, across the UK, USA and Europe.
He says: “It’s incredible just how much we’ve grown in recent years and I’ve relished the chance to be a part of the company’s growth in international markets. It has been varied and really interesting and has meant I’ve developed both in my career and as an individual.”
Jon played an important role as we prepared for entry into the US market, making sure our products and approach were just right for the US trade and consumer - and he’s done the same for EMEA.
He says: “It was great to get international experience as a challenger brand in the US, after working in the UK, where we are Number One. Now I’m sharing my knowledge and expertise in EMEA - and that’s what I love about working at Mayborn. It’s a great company, which really believes in developing its employees and sharing best practice worldwide.”