This month we had the pleasure of chatting with our colleague Loredana Dobos, one of our Operational Procurement Support Team Leads, based in Cluj-Napoca. Lore is a true professional when it comes to her job but also a very kind person. She loves SciFi books and has 2 very cute pets (a cat and a dog).
Tell us about your time/journey in Xoomworks
My story in Xoomworks started almost 3 years ago, when I joined the Operational Procurement Support team as a Sourcing Specialist delivering live auction support on Ariba. My role soon expanded from sourcing related activities to covering most Coupa services and peaking with the Team Lead position. I now get to combine technical and leadership skills.
What do you like most about working at Xoomworks?
I usually thrive in dynamic environments that keep me challenged and grounded at the same time. Xoomworks, in a fine balancing act, manages to do just that. The corporate culture which isn’t that corporate, the open communication, leadership engagement and the similarly minded people. It’s a continuous learning experience.
Are there any projects that you are particularly fond of?
Challenging experiences, the ones that take me way out of my comfort zone also bring out the best in me. What I like most is being creative while technical, therefore (any kind of) implementation would be my playground of choice at any time.
Let’s talk about your team. Who are they and what makes them special?
My team is what makes work fun. We’re a talkative bunch, turning everyday situations into learning experiences, helping each other grow. Alex has the hands-on getting-things-done personality, Bator is detail oriented and very creative, Raluca is optimistic and thorough, and Rares is enthusiastic and always open to new experiences.
What are your hobbies? What do you like doing in your free time?
Philologist by formation, with a very critical mindset, I really love to read but I’m also very picky about the books that fill my Kindle or top my nightstand. I’m a film buff and a tech geek, therefore SciFi is my preferred genre, be it literature or film. Leisure time usually means watching a film, spending time with my friends or hiking. Idleness is also an option, enjoying a cup of tea or playing with my pets (Iris the cat and Fox the dog).