Pitney Bowes is committed to taking an #InsideFirst look at our talent opportunities. Internal mobility means growth and development. Roy Medico’s journey from Sourcing Commodity Manager to Director, Global Recruitment Strategy & Programs included supportive managers, mentors and new challenges:
What skills and experiences do you feel helped you transition into your new role?
- My vast range of skills and experiences have collectively helped me transition into this role. In particular, my experience in human resources, contingent labor, project management and contracting has really proved to be valuable. My previous role within Procurement also allowed me to gain a more in-depth understanding of some of the Talent Acquisition processes, vendors and technology, which has helped make the transition easier.
What do you enjoy most about your new role and/or Pitney Bowes?
- What I enjoy most about my current role is the people I get to work with and the range of different projects that I am able to work on with my team. It is challenging yet impactful work and as a team we feel we have the opportunity to truly make a difference in the company.
What advice would you give to others who are interested in moving into a new role within Pitney Bowes?
- Embrace new challenges. Don’t be afraid to try something new and sometimes a lateral move is the best path to long-term growth. I had left Human Resources to take a lateral move into Procurement and I learned so many transferable skills in that role which ultimately allowed me to get into my current Director level role within Talent Acquisition.
- Another piece of advice I would give is not to be afraid to tell people what you want. There are so many people in the organization that will want to help you get to where you want to go, but it is up to you to let people know what it is that you want. I would also say be open-minded and don’t be afraid to try something you haven’t done before. I have never gone into a role that I had direct previous experience in, but I have found that passion, a mindset of continuous learning and a willingness to take chances will take you a long way.
Tell us about an individual that supported you through this transition.
- In general, I have been very blessed to have great mentors in my life that collectively helped me get to where I am today and allowed me to transition into new roles throughout the years. In my current role, I have learned a tremendous amount from the entire team. From Amy to all of the other Talent Acquisition Directors and Talent Advisors, as well as my direct team. I am fortunate enough to be around many bright people that I am consistently learning from.
- However, there is one overarching mentor that I do want to give a special shout out to and that is Dene Matchett. Dene currently leads the HR Shared Service team here at Pitney Bowes. While at a different company, Dene took a chance on me and was the first person to hire me into a professional role out of college. I learned so much from her during that time and she really laid the foundation for who I am today including adopting a continuously learning mindset. We both ended up leaving that company and going different routes with her coming to Pitney Bowes, but she remained my mentor throughout that time. When a position opened up under her at Pitney Bowes she called me up. I didn’t know much about Pitney Bowes at the time and didn’t have any experience in Human Resources, but I came here because I trusted her and knew that she truly only wanted the best for me and that ended up being the best career decision I have ever made. Overall, I wouldn’t be where I am today without her leadership and mentor-ship throughout the years. Thanks Dene for everything!