We are highlighting Leslie Delekta in the latest edition of our How to Promote from Within series. Leslie has been an integral part of the Evans team for years, holding multiple positions within the company. Leslie joined Evans in May of 2016 as the Sales & Marketing Intern one semester before graduating from the University of Michigan – Dearborn with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in Marketing and Management.
She transitioned into a full-time employee in January of 2017 as the Special Projects Manager. In this role, Leslie managed custom fulfillment projects. Most notably, Leslie managed one of Evans’ largest accounts with Girl Scouts of the USA. She managed the Digital Cookie fulfillment program and handled the financial reconciliation. This role allowed Leslie to collaborate with accounting, operations and value-added departments; immersing her in all areas of the business. She went on to lead many projects including closing schools for the summer with Detroit Public Schools. In 2018, Leslie briefly left Evans to move out west and travel. Later that year, Leslie returned to Michigan and continued her role with Evans of managing special projects and assisting with sales.
Today, Leslie is the Operations Manager at our Allen Park facility. Along with managing the warehouse staff which includes floor supervisors, customer service representatives, forklift drivers and warehouse associates; Leslie continues to manage the Girl Scouts account and improve operations. “I love the staff I get to manage. The first two months were a big adjustment for me, and my team was so supportive through everything. It feels like a big family.” Leslie enjoys the fast-paced environment of her new role and finding solutions no matter how difficult the task.
When asked what advice she had for anyone looking to move up in the company, Leslie recommended to, “Always look for opportunities and get involved whether it’s joining a committee or going to company events. Whenever an opportunity arises that lets you try something new, do it.”
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