"Wendy Yang is our first employee from our Bunzl Asia team involved in We Are Bunzl. Wendy is employed as the QA/QC Manager at our sourcing office known as Bunzl Trading (Shanghai) Limited in Pudong, Shanghai and started nearly 10 years ago.
She was first interviewed by Miriam Kershaw an Australian and former Director of the sourcing office for the position of a Senior Quality Engineer. A year later, she was promoted to QC Supervisor and within 3 months was promoted again to QA/QC Manager, a great achievement.
Wendy is excited by the opportunities provided to her by Bunzl which allow to her to learn and grow. Her involvement in the management team has greatly improved her English and built her confidence. Each year at Wendy’s site they have constant growth inviting new suppliers in from various Asian countries creating opportunities to improve processes. The diverse nature of the Bunzl group has given Wendy the involvement in the creation of a new lab to test more and various products.
Bunzl has enabled Wendy to learn many functions of the business rather than specialising in one particular area, she says the skills required are endless! Her development and growth is of upmost importance to Wendy, and it seems that Bunzl is ticking all the boxes to help her achieve this."
Wendy Yang | Pudong, Shanghai | QA/QC Manager | Bunzl Asia
"Ryan Plant has been with Bunzl Safety since before Bunzl Safety even existed! Having started with one of the businesses that was eventually consolidated into what is now Bunzl Safety, Ryan has seen every step of the journey for the past 12 years; almost his entire working life!
He is currently based in Sydney as the Central Regional Manager, but got his start with the business in Adelaide working in Customer Care and Sales. He has also spent time running a branch, in a National Accounts role, and as National Sales Manager for Beaver Brands, another strong Bunzl business. This on-the-ground experience has imbued him with an important perspective that he carries with him, ensuring everything he does is grounded in the reality of the day-to-day pressures of the people he manages. He explained that even small changes to processes can result in big improvements that reduce frustration and increase job satisfaction; factors he knows are key to empowering his team to be their best.
When you’ve witnessed how far the business has come like Ryan has, it teaches you how great the capacity for growth and evolution truly is, and he’s excited to play a part in shaping what will be a bright future for Bunzl Safety."
Ryan Plant | Erskine Park | Central Regional Manager | Bunzl Safety
"Roslyn Ninyette holds a Cert IV in Business Administration, works in Customer Care for Bunzl Safety, and is a Noongar woman. One of Bunzl Safety’s core values is Safety Dedication, and no one demonstrates that better than Roslyn in her 90-minute trek each way to get to and from work every day. She joined the team through a 12-month trainee program and upon its successful completion, a role was created for her in the Customer Care department where she has flourished since. This role and the colleagues that support her have given Roslyn the opportunity to broaden her skill set, learn on the job, and be mentored by teammates that are experts at what they do.
Next year all of our Perth branches for Bunzl Safety, Bunzl Outsourcing, and Bunzl Food Processor Supplies are going to be housed under one roof and Roslyn is looking forward to working alongside more of the Bunzl family and the improved service she’ll be able to provide to customers with these enhanced facilities."
Roslyn Ninyette | Canning Vale | Customer Care Bunzl Safety
"Meet Russell! Bunzl Outsourcing Services' Brisbane branch has been blessed with Russell’s magnanimous presence for an impressive 31 years! He’s had a range of roles in that time including Sales Manager, National BDM, and Regional BDM. His wealth of knowledge and experience has allowed him to not only develop strong customer relationships, but also mentor and nurture new staff, supporting their growth and training.
Last year Russell retired, with a view to volunteering or finding a part-time role. However, his retirement only lasted 4 weeks because Bunzl offered him an opportunity to re-join the team part-time. Rather than losing such a valuable asset and esteemed team member, Bunzl was able to be flexible and create a solution that worked for Russell and the business.
What keeps Russell engaged and passionate after all these years is the pursuit of new business, and the opportunity to bring new customers on board through his ‘polite, persistent, but never painful’ approach. With Bunzl being a global organisation, he keenly observes the developments being made by the business in other markets, particularly in relation to technological advancements, robotics, and AI. He’s excited to see how new technologies will help his industry evolve."
Russell Hartshorn | Brisbane | Regional Business Development Manager
"Anita has only been with Bunzl for 15 months, but in that time she’s already proven herself to be a dynamic and energetic asset to the team. Beginning with Bunzl in cleaning and hygiene, she has since transitioned to looking after the national hotel accounts for New Zealand and feels that having a foundation built on product knowledge helps her better serve her current customers. In her role, no two days are the same and she’s driven by the challenge of constantly meeting new people, learning about their businesses, and how she can help meet their needs.
For Anita, something that sets Bunzl apart as an employer is that people are empowered with the freedom to go about their jobs with autonomy, knowing that you can earn real trust from those you report to and be supported without being micromanaged."
Anita Farland | New Zealand | Account Manager Bunzl Outsourcing Services