Jamie talks to us about Life at Kantar in Columbia!

Photographer Jamie’s our Country Manager for Colombia. We snuck five minutes into his diary to find out more about what he does and why he enjoys working here.
09 June 2023
A man leaning against a wall. He is wearing a grey jacket with white shirt.

Country Manager, Columbia

Tell us what you get up to every day. 
My actual job is to lead Worldpanel Colombia´s operation, listen to our people and clients to evolve in better ways of workings and reach our personal and professional goals.
To succeed in this role, you need to be good at a few things. You need to be able to identify and develop high potential talents, as well as listen and understand their needs and realities. There’s the commercial and analytics skills, but also things like conflict management and being able to make things happen. It’s all about being conscious in fast decision making and time invested connecting with people.

What has been your career highlight so far?
Undoubtedly the pandemic year. Business in general slowed down and our clients were affected (the market decreased 15%) but our business was stable. Our people continued delivering all their potential, work through new plans, new ways of workings and reach which in 2021 lead to the best results in Colombian history.

Why do you stay working at Kantar?
Our teams that are involved in our business are reaching better results and our company culture is full of people with positive energy. Every year our business has higher potential and our clients that recognize our effort to give every year a better service.

What is it like working for a global company?
Working in a global company has a great competitive advantage like: sharing knowledge in many ways, having tools to level up our skills, get opportunities to travel and get new experience in other countries, amplify our networking with business motivations.

Describe Kantar in 3 words
Ambitious, People, Growth.