Client Delivery Coordinator, Technology and Digital Practice
Emily joined Savannah in October 2020. She spent her first six months in the company working on assignment delivery across four practices, and has now settled in the Technology and Digital Practice, where she supports Heather Barnes.
Since graduating in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in History and English Literature, I spent the next five years gaining experience in temporary administration roles across a variety of sectors, whilst continuously developing a strong skillset and wide knowledge of administration tasks. In between the temporary contracts I travelled as much as possible, backpacking around 30+ countries across Southeast Asia, Australia, and Latin America, and taking shorter trips to Europe and USA.
In 2019, having just returned from seven months travelling in Central and South America, I started as a Team Assistant (Junior EA) at Odgers Berndtson, which was my first experience working in Executive Search. A year later I was made redundant due to Covid, and happily found myself at Savannah in October 2020.
During my first six months at Savannah, I worked as a ‘Client Delivery Coordinator’ which meant I was solely focussed on assignment delivery, working with different teams across the business such as HR, Tech & Digital, Marketing and Board. This was an aspect of my role which I really enjoyed, getting to know and work with different partners and researchers. I have now settled in the Technology and Digital Practice, working with Heather Barnes, supporting her on assignments and anything she needs EA assistance with. It is very fast paced, busy and varied, and I am really enjoying it!
My main motivations are learning and achieving – I enjoy working hard, being challenged, using my brain and learning as much as I can. My other motivation is building relationships – I am very much a people person and really enjoy interaction with colleagues, candidates and clients.
Why I like working at Savannah
I really like the culture at Savannah. Despite the challenges of starting a job remotely, the friendly ‘people first’ culture has still managed to shine through. I have found everyone I have worked with so far to be friendly, hard-working, experts in their fields and always happy to help/ share their knowledge – it is a good place to learn!