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Director, Centre of Excellence Operations and strategic projects,Dell EMC Ireland

Gillian Bergin

Job title
Director, Centre of Excellence Operations and strategic projects
Company
Dell EMC Ireland
Industry
Tech and ICT
Experience
23 Years
Education
  1. Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics & Computer Science
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Management Information Systems
  3. Masters in Data Business
  4. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a Certified Project Manager.
Favourite subjects in school
Geography and Business Studies
The best thing about my job
The people I work with and the diversity of the job. Every hour of every day presents new challenges and new opportunities. I love that!

If you are a “people-person” with a strong work ethic who enjoys challenges and finishes things you start, then this is the job for you. Oh and say Yes to opportunities, even if they don’t seem like a perfect fit at first glance. It’s a word that opens many doors and creates new learning experiences. From an education perspective, a blend of business and technology is a great mix for this type of role.

My Main Tasks/ Responsibilties

My main tasks and responsibilites project management, have an ability to engage with all levels of management, strong presentation skills, ability to multi-task and good communicator.

Challenges

It’s a very busy role so you need to bring you’re A-game to work every day. You need to be comfortable with handling and driving change and transformation.

Who Influenced Me

My biggest influence would've been my parents. They taught me a great work ethic and that something is only worth doing if it’s done properly.

Most Useful Aspects of my Education

The most useful aspect sof my education was learning programming, economics, project management and believe it or not – Microsoft Powerpoint!

Useful Work Experience

Try get some work experience in any type of projectised environment – tech or non-tech.

Top Tip!

Work life is so much broader than just academic results so be sure to try as many new experiences as you can by getting involved in student councils, extra-curricular projects or diversity and inclusion groups. Have fun and work hard.