5 Minutes With...

Ravinder Sibia
Procurement and Contracts Manager
Manchester Airports Group

What does a day in the life of your job role look like?  

I work in Procurement for Manchester Airports Group and my day is always incredibly varied which I thrive from. Being able to find opportunities to change things which lead to improvements keeps me motivated. I can come in with a plan for the day however I rarely expect to stick to it.   

What do you want to be when you grow up?  

Wimbledon Champion

What one thing have you learnt during your career that you could pass on?

Always try to see the bigger picture and join the dots. Often there are a number of drivers in large organisations and these need to be appreciated to understand the approach being taken. The knowledge also aids you to deliver your part effectively.  

Shout out 3 incredible people in your network that are doing great things!

Emma Lilley – Commercial Solicitor, MAG – LinkedIn and Instagram 

Zanele Shumba – Senior Quantity Surveyor, MAG – LinkedIn 

Keith Miller – retired now, however Keith was my manager early on in my career.  I would like to give him a shout out for the support he gave me and the bar he set for how to manage to get the most of out of me and push me to my potential. 

Do you have any advice for all of the 1480 nominees who have been part of Northern Power Women Awards 2020?

I know it’s a cliché but “be proud to have been nominated.  You have stood out for the right reasons and that has been recognised.  Remember the person who nominated you, who took time out to do so, so you must have made a positive impression  

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