Linda Caron

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Caron_LindaLinda Caron

Associated Grocers of New England
Procurement Administrative Assistant 

Years with company:
Nine  years

Professional/volunteer organizations:
A volunteer for Boy Scouts of America for more than 15 years.

 

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:
I have had several mentors over the years in life, as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and in my previous career in the corrugated industry for nearly 30 years.  Here at Associated Grocers of New England sharing their knowledge of the food industry, giving guidance and support:  Clem Deschenes (45 years), Joanne Medel (21 years) and Karen St. Louis (four years).

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?
One of my biggest achievements comes with our spring and fall food shows.  These events involve coordinating vendors’ and buyers’ information to complete a Grocery Show Book for our customers.  This needs to be accomplished accurately within the deadlines and around my daily and weekly responsibilities.

Most challenging part of your job:
Most challenging is making the best use of time when multi-tasking.

Advice for upcoming younger executives:
Important to listen and learn from others, ask questions and respect your coworkers.

Hobbies:
I enjoy camping; summer walks on the beach and spending time with family, especially my two grandchildren.  I’ve taken on a new project of taking pictures of my grandchildren and scrapbooking to hold those precious moments a little longer.