When I first got to CBG, I was asked what my passion was and to be honest I didn’t readily know, but through this journey I have moved from general operations to being more specialized and getting an energy burst from it in the process ! I started in 2016 as a Business Analyst in the BizTech department at the Group Office. Then I moved to the distribution team as an Assistant Manager in Demand Planning at the Freetown location. My portfolio expanded to include Arnold Road shipping and finally I became the Facility Manager. To be honest, the work can be challenging but the people make the environment a fun place to be in.
Having a nice cross-section experience & a blend of personalities…that’s what I look forward to everyday. What makes CBG different is the CEO’s drive to make the organization have mind-blowing encounters which transition into sensational experiences. He constantly looks for the next best innovation to be introduced. I am looking forward to more unexpected encounters which can continue to shape and even shift my career trajectory.
CBG, SURPRISE ME, what’s next?!
I’ve been with the CB Group for about 2 years. Started as a Projects Lead then was promoted within 7 months to my current role as Team Lead – Applications. If you desire an environment which is open to innovation, CBG is the place. I compare being in Technology to Law or Medicine, meaning you start out general and then you get to specialize. CBG’s environment is conducive for that.
Furthermore, I enjoy the constant shifting goal post. The company always asks what’s next? Let’s implement the next best solution. The environment helps you think deeper – it’s not the start that’s important, it’s the long haul. What most people at CBG don’t know about me is that sustainable agriculture is dear to my heart- I am from a family line of farmers, who I have worked with. I read this article, I think it was the Minister of Agriculture, who said ‘there are not many business-people in the business of Agriculture. We will treat it like a little side farmer doing his little thing’. However, Jamaica’s geographical positioning affords us to have lots of rich farming soil, and as a country we can benefit greatly from our own resources.
All this exposure makes me appreciate how CBG strategically approaches the industry.
I started with the CB Group in 2012 as a Temp and became permanent as a Purchasing Coordinator responsible for two operations in 2013. 8 years later, what a ride! In 2016 my manager said “I have an idea”, he wanted me to pursue a career path in HR even though I studied Operations as he thought I would be a good fit. I discussed with “the fam” and here I am today touching people’s lives with my sunshine.
I love that I get to float to different locations. I love the people, the atmosphere, and the flexibility of my working hours (I have a young child so this flexibility really helps). I get to appreciate the “why” we do what we do, especially having gone through the pandemic, and further understanding why being in the food industry is critical to the survival of the nation.
Through CBG, I give back to my community through Labour Day activities, recycling initiatives, children homes, the Junior Achievement program where I can be a teacher for a day and share my work life experience - I remind students you don’t have to be a doctor or nurse as a career choice, there are other options like working in Agriculture.
We Grow Together – as the company does well, so do you.
Talent retention is a big part of the CB Group people strategy. As much as you grow and learn as an individual, we create new opportunities for you to put those skills to good use! Whether it’s job rotation, job enlargement or a totally new job altogether, we love tapping into potential and allowing talent to shine where most passionate and purposeful.
We strive to build rewards and recognition into our culture from the first day you join us to the day you may choose to pursue another opportunity. A part of that is recognizing the role you play in your own communities to make them a better place. In honour of all you do, we have an award programme where you can get sizeable donations to your charity or project of choice, as well as a personal cash prize.
When “I” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness. Health & wellness is a team sport, and at CB Group we are committed to playing our role in offering support to keep our team members at their best. We offer health & wellness benefits through insurance policies and sponsored medical services.
We go the extra mile to reach you, and we do it with quality care.
Your dream job could be right next door or on the other side of the island, whichever suits you best.
Locations across the region
Employees across 3 divisions
Agriculture is not only about farming. Take a look at the CBG teams you could be a part of.
Together, we can do agriculture better.