Natalia Bozianu joined the Duplo team at the end of 2019, working within the Export Sales team as a Junior Regional Sales Manager, covering the Central European countries and Russian, working under Laszlo Kellner to learn the business. Based in Moldova, Natalia travels throughout the territory supporting the Export Distributors and promoting the Duplo brand.
Her Duplo journey started some years ago, whilst working for Duplo’s distributor Belmond in Moldova. From the age of 23, she gained an insight into the printing and print finishing industry, as well as logistics and international trade.
What attracted you to the Regional Sales Manager role?
The possibility of travel, different types of customers and cultures and increased knowledge of machines and sales practices.
Describe a day/week in the life of a Regional Sales Manager ?
No day or week is the same. One day you can be in your home office making travel arrangements flights, hotels, meetings etc and the next day you could be attending exhibitions, open houses and visiting distributors and giving presentations.
In essence, this is the beauty of this role, there is no time to get bored and every day is a challenge and something different, all whilst representing the Duplo name and brand.
How much have you changed as a professional and personally since joining Duplo?
In my short time at Duplo I continue to grow each day. It is challenging, as no day is the same, and you get to do things you never done before and at the same time have to be professional and confident. Sometimes things may be hard to handle, but need to get through them, learn and gain experience.
What’s the best piece of advice that you would give to a young school leaver looking to get into a role within an International company ?
Be open minded, learn about cultural differences in selling and interacting with people, learn as much as you can from other people’s experience.
Three words to best describe you.
Friendly, stubborn, kind.
What’s your favourite Band/Music/Genre ?
Enrique Iglesias, but on the other way I do listen very much to classical and instrumental music.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what three things would you take ?
Book, piano and the painting kit.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why ?
Definitely in Budapest. It is my personal favourite city in Europe. It is absolutely beautiful, big wide streets with old buildings! There a lot of famous, exciting landmarks and Budapest is one of the best looking cities at night. It’s lively and never gets boring, as there’s an exciting night life, as well as being artistic and there’s plenty to do.