Data and Rate Manager, Air & Sea - Canada
Gabriel heads up the pricing team for the Air & Sea division in Milton just outside Toronto in Canada - a role he was given when he joined DSV through acquisition in 2019.
“I had a specialist role, but in joining DSV I was given the responsibility of managing and integrating a new team. I didn’t have any management experience, so it was a big challenge, but I felt complete trust from DSV in my abilities from day one.”
This is something Gabriel says is characteristic for the company: “DSV is a workplace where you are given a lot of responsibility and encouraged to take ownership. The high level of trust in employees is part of the DSV DNA. If you’re like me, you thrive in that; challenging yourself every day to grow and improve with the company.”
We’re all in it together
When explaining how he found his way in the new role, Gabriel emphasizes one thing in particular: “I had great role models to learn from”, he says and elaborates:
“They showed me that in DSV, regardless of your position, there’s someone you can reach out to, and you have the freedom to make mistakes and to use them as a learning experience. That’s how we improve.”
An inspiring workplace
Canada is a very international and diverse country, and that’s reflected in DSV and in Gabriel’s team.
“We have five different nationalities just within my team of ten people. With our different backgrounds both in terms of occupation and nationality, we each contribute with different perspectives on our work processes, and that makes us better all around. It increases understanding to the many different people we work with in international transport, and there’s always someone with a different take on a subject if you need help.”
Gabriel contributes to the international atmosphere in the office. He is from Venezuela and worked out of Panama prior to moving to Toronto. He travelled across Middle and South America and views travelling as a big opportunity:
“Travelling is also a way of challenging yourself, and I learned a lot from seeing different parts of the world. Who knows, perhaps I’ll get to challenge myself in a different part of the DSV world someday. DSV is inspiring to be a part of, and I’m amazed by the competence of my colleagues. It’s very cool to experience that by DSV investing in my personal development and career, I have invested in forwarding DSV.”
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