Category: Canada

Oct

5

 

Updated as of February 23, 2021

In October 2020, we announced Premium Canada’s Great Place to Work® certification – awarded after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada.

Today, we’re excited to share that Premium Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s “Best Workplaces in Retail and Hospitality.”

This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.

Premium’s Canada EVP Sandy Clarke says, “2020 was a year that none of us will forget. Together we supported each other and navigated through its challenges. Every team went out of their way to ensure our customers’ businesses continued to operate while staying safe, healthy and connected.”

As noted by Great Place to Work, “The retail and hospitality industries in particular were amongst the hardest hit, and have been struggling to recover the deficits endured as a result of the pandemic. However, despite this uncertainty, new research from Great Place to Work® reveals that workplaces consistently focused on building trust with their employees actually saw an increase in staff morale, communication and overall satisfaction in the past year, despite the numerous challenges presented by the pandemic.”

We’re thrilled to share this designation with those making a difference in the lives of their employees. As we know, people are our greatest resource. As a three-time Top Workplaces ­– St. Louis winner, the Great Place to Work – Canada certification further validates the emphasis Premium places on the employee experience across North America. Thank you to all our Canadian team members for making Premium a Great Place to Work! #WeArePremium

Sound like something you want to be a part of? Apply today to join our Premium Canada family.

Premium Canada team members joined forces with Habitat for Humanity to renovate a home for a family in need.


More about Great Place to Work:

Great Place to Work® partners with organizations to increase profitability and competitive power by developing high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures and leaders. Data shows that organizations with high-trust cultures consistently outperform their competitors and the market as a whole.

More about Premium’s Culture Team:

Our Culture Team was established in December 2016 with the goal of increasing employee engagement, encouraging transparency throughout the workplace and giving back to the community. The team strives to embody diverse perspectives and opinions. Its members rotate annually and represent varied Premium departments, levels and geographies. In 2021, a third of the Culture Team’s members are from Canada.

 

 

 

Oct

1

Premium is thrilled to announce Sonya Verheyden as Vice President of Business Development and Customer Success for Premium Canada. In her role, Sonya will spearhead business development activities across Canada by building successful new client engagements and bridging best practices from all of Premium’s geographies and market segments.

With 20 years of experience in global marketing and sales channel leadership roles, Sonya has built and led B2B, B2C and retail programs across North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Most recently, Sonya led go-to-market efforts for a consumer health tech start-up, driving customer segmentation, acquisition and digital strategy.

When asked, what attracted her to Premium, Sonya said,

“Premium brings experience to the table that other partners only talk about and never deliver. Using technology as a key lever with an in-house development team allows Premium to create custom solutions. When I discovered those key differences, I knew I had to be part of Premium.”

 

 

Sonya went on to explain, “One of Premium’s core beliefs is eclipsing expectations. Premium lives up to this belief every day and clients feel it with every execution. The proof is in the long-lasting relationships Premium has with clients who retain the partnership time and time again.”

Sonya brings to Premium her passion for the evolution of omnichannel retail. For years, brands have struggled with how much focus to put into online retail versus in-store. Propelled by the pandemic, the fight between online and retail has disappeared in terms of prioritization.

This omnichannel trend forces retail organizations to elevate their game. It drives a clear wedge between players that can keep up and those who cannot. In order to stay afloat, companies like Premium must drive seamless experiences through innovation and technology.

Brands have high expectations of agility in the field, transparency with analytics, and cutting-edge technology. The innovation that Premium drives in the US market will empower brands and retailers in Canada to do the same.

Sonya explains, “I get really excited when I see the opportunity to bring tangible, game-changing innovations that truly evolve how brands and retailers are served on the ground in retail.”

Sonya currently resides outside of Toronto with her partner Chris and three kids. Welcome to Premium, Sonya! #PeopleofPremium

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