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The new Tesco Commercial Manager for Northern Ireland, Stephen Magill, talks plans, gripes and career highlights with UG…

The new Tesco Commercial Manager for Northern Ireland, Stephen Magill, talks plans, gripes and career highlights with UG… “Heading up convenience for Tesco Northern Ireland was a great experience within my career and allowed me to work with lots of terrific people.”

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY INVOLVE?
A typical working day for me includes visiting stores, speaking with customers, staff and suppliers. Working on strategies and building action plans to better improve the running of stores. I work to implement change and negotiate deals.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE?
Heading up convenience for Tesco Northern Ireland was a great experience within my career and allowed me to work with lots of terrific people.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Meeting customers and working with different teams across all formats.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST DIFFICULT TASK?
Giving teams bad news. All my teams strive to be the best but there’s always room for improvement and it can be difficult news to deliver.

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?
Always put people first and the task second.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST GRIPE?
Negative people.

WHAT TALENT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE?
The ability to control time – there’s not enough hours in the day!!

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS / AMBITIONS?
To deliver in my new role and exceed expectations, build great relationships with local suppliers and keep pushing myself forward within Tesco NI.

WHOM DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
Dave Lewis WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE? New York City.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD PRODUCT?
Tesco finest tiger prawns.

HOW DO YOU RELAX?
I play golf in my spare time and go to the gym.

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