AREA MANAGER NATHALIE SHARES HER STORY
Nathalie is one of our Area Managers, overseeing a number of our pharmacies stretching from North Dublin, Co. Meath to Co. Louth. “I find it very rewarding to successfully lead a team and identify the potential in team members and seeing them progress.”
Originally, Nathalie started her journey with Hickey’s Pharmacy in 2004 as a Healthcare Advisor.
I like being able to help people, make people feel better. You have the opportunity to create a bond with the customers – they become like your own family.
In 2006 Nathalie was offered the opportunity to start the Pharmacy Technician course. “Having been a Healthcare Advisor I had the opportunity to see what the role of a Pharmacy Technician entailed – I could see it was interesting and a position I would like to progress to. I showed an eagerness and put myself forward – was delighted to have the opportunity to be supported by Hickey’s – I received on the job the training to complete my qualification.”
During this two year Pharmacy Technician course, Nathalie continued to work in our busy Henry Street store. Once qualified to as a Pharmacy Technician she then worked in the dispensary alongside the Pharmacist, assisting with prescriptions and medications.
Nathalie’s success with Hickey’s Pharmacy continued and in 2009 she received her first Store Manager position in our O’Connell St store.
I’ve always found there have been opportunities to take on additional responsibilities and progress my career. When you are ambitious you look for opportunities. Becoming a Store Manager was a great opportunity.
Nathalie then worked as a Store Manager in a number of our Dublin stores, including: Henry St, Northside, Harold’s Cross and Phibsboro. In addition to managing stores, Nathalie also took the opportunity to become our official trainer for the new trainee managers. This led her to her current position as Area Manager in 2018.
There is a lot to learn but it’s always interesting and there are the support structures in place to support you to learn.
Still wanting to further her knowledge and skill set, Nathalie is currently undertaking a Business & Management degree with the support from Hickey’s Pharmacy.
Nathalie’s career and personal success is due to her impressive determination and we are happy to have supported her along her journey. We’re delighted to have such a well-rounded and ambitious colleague on our team.