Trevor shares the changes in his work life since being promoted to Head of Insight at NOW TV
“I’m now able to focus more on the strategic direction for insight across a business function”
Name: Trevor Roberts
Job title: Head Of Insight - NOW TV Prospects & Propositions
What area of Sky do you work in? Insight & Decision Science – NOW TV
Previous Job title before promotion: Insight Controller
How do you think you achieved your promotion? Now TV is a company which is growing fast, as such there are always new opportunities. It’s also a company that rewards hard and focused work. I felt I had a career path and that by demonstrating that I had over-performed on my objectives and setting new challenging ones for my new role, the promotion was imminent.
How has your role changed since being promoted? I have a larger team, more responsibility and I’m able to step away from the day-to-day tactical work and focus more on strategic direction for insight across a business function.
What advice would you offer people challenging themselves to get a promotion? Have open and honest conversation with your line manager. Ask what you need to do to be promoted and sit down with them and work out a development plan with clear milestones and measureable objectives. If this is agreed up-front and you over-deliver on them, it’s difficult not to be rewarded the promotion.
If you decided not to look externally, what was it about the NOW TV team that has encouraged you to stay here? NOW TV is a dynamic company that has a real start-up feel about it. We all celebrate in each other’s success, work towards common goals and are encouraged to be bold – there’s no blame culture. The structure is very flat and everyone is very approachable right from the MD, through the leadership team, down to recently joined grads.
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