The Young Blood of Kinaxis: Our Next Supply Chain Software Leaders?

Published September 27th, 2013 by Lori Smith 2 Comments

Earlier this week we announced that Kinaxis has been named as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

We’re obviously thrilled to have received this recognition.  While I would argue that all of our Kinaxis employees are young at heart, here are a few highlights of some of the employees who can actually claim their youth as measured by years of age!  These are just a few of our younger staff who have seen career and personal success with Kinaxis.

 

Rod, 35
Product Marketing Specialist
12+ year Kinaxis veteran (Yep, 12 years of service despite only be 35 years young!)
Former Co-op student

Career support:  Tuition support for diploma in Business Information Systems and APICS SCM courses
Kinaxis highlight: Having moved throughout the organization over the years holding several different types of roles, Rod is now a senior member of the team responsible for creating product demos to demonstrate to prospects how RapidResponse can solve their supply chain challenges.
Why has he stayed so long? Loves the product and loves solving customer problems!
Extras: Member of Kinaxis soccer and hockey teams. Go Kodiaxs!

 

Andrey, 31
Manager, Analytics Development Team
4 year Kinaxis veteran

Career support: Training, as well as tuition assistance for Masters in Technology Innovation Management
Kinaxis highlight: Crucial part of Analytics team (Analytics are at the very heart of RapidResponse!)

 

 

Simon, 31
Team Lead, Application Technology
7 year Kinaxis veteran
Former Co-op student

Career support:  Training courses
Kinaxis highlight: Likes that Kinaxis is a combination of a large established company and a startup, in that it is a stable company that had been around for many years but still has a dynamic and flexible work environment.
Why has he stayed so long? Interesting work, opportunities for increased responsibility, supportive management and good people overall.
 

 

Josh, 28
IT Programmer
1 year Kinaxis veteran
Former Co-op student

Career support:  ITL training
Kinaxis highlight: Likes the practical experience; sees opportunities to grow within his team and apply what he has learned in school to help Kinaxis’ business.
Extras:  Enjoys the treats and meeting the new hires every Friday! (At Kinaxis, the newest person hired is tasked with going around the office with a bin of sweet or salty treats every Friday– an enjoyable initiation process!)
 

 

Nazli, 27 
Product Marketing Specialist
2 year Kinaxis veteran

Career support: Tuition assistance for CSCP certification
Kinaxis highlight: As an MBA graduate, Nazli wanted to be closer to the business so she changed from a role in development to a role in product marketing.

 

 

Chiedozie, 26
Service Operations Analyst
1+ year Kinaxis veteran
Former co-op student

Career support:  ITL training
Kinaxis highlight: Job fits well into his career plans, and he’s gaining valuable experience that will be of benefit along the way.
Extras:  Likes the relaxed working atmosphere.

 

On this Friday, we would like all give a shout out to all our employees – the young… and not-so-young alike… – for all the important contributions they are making to Kinaxis and to the supply chain software industry as a whole. 

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2 Responses to “The Young Blood of Kinaxis: Our Next Supply Chain Software Leaders?”

  1. archana

    Looking for kinaxis training….

  2. Melissa Clow

    Hi Archana, the best place to find training material is on our Supply Chain Expert Community: https://community.kinaxis.com/community/supply_chain_management_kinaxis_rapidresponse/training

    Alternatively, we offer customer training. You can learn more here:
    http://www.kinaxis.com/supply-chain-customer-services/rapidresponse-training

    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Thank you,
    Melissa Clow

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