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Laura Kirkbride

Supply chain coordinator

JDP Head Office

About Laura

Laura, a keen baker, from a farm near Gretna, graduated University and moved to Elgin, Scotland for two years. While there she worked for Baxter’s Food Group, firstly as a Project Coordinator for the new Product Development department, before being poached by the Planning department to work as a materials planner.

In her role as a supply chain coordinator she can be seen doing anything from analysing data, assisting the sales offices and challenging prices, to meeting suppliers and being out looking at the products in the yard or in production, at supplier factories.

Q&A

What's the best thing about your job?

Each day is different, I like problem solving and analysing data/using Excel, and there is a lot of this in supply chain. I also enjoy meeting the different suppliers and learning more about the industry and products, and challenging them for better prices is rewarding when you can achieve savings. It also helps that I have lovely colleagues to work with.

What’s your biggest achievement to date?

I’ve done lots of things I’m proud of in my 28 years on this earth, but up there at the top is being awarded student of the year in my final year at University studying a BA (HONS) Business Studies, and probably winning the charity JDP Bake Off!

Who would play you in a movie of your life?

Melissa McCarthy.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A nurse, like my Mum.

What do you like to do on your days off?

All sorts, If I’m not at home cleaning, baking cakes or decorating my house, then I’m off on day/weekend trips, spending time with family and friends or very occasionally (these days) I may be found in a bar…

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