Cindy Murphy

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Cindy MurphyCindy Murphy

Brookshire Grocery Co.
Director of Corporate Systems

Years with company: 31 years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: Served in the US Marine Corps, North American SAP Retail SIG, Brookshire’s Women’s Leadership Forum, East Texas Food Bank.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:  Tim King, former chief financial officer of Brookshire Grocery Co. Tim mentored me in many different ways. He encouraged and empowered me to take a leadership role on our enterprise resource planning system as a business owner. John D’Anna, CIO of Brookshire Grocery Company, is a visionary and has big picture mentality. John challenges me with new opportunities and has provided guidance in my career path that has been invaluable. Both of these men valued diversity and inclusion and helped me progress in my career path.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? I’m most proud of moving from the business side of retail, from an accountant position, to the technical side of retail and exceling in the new role. Do you have a defining moment of your career to date? I believe that, to date, a defining moment in my career would be when I participated on my first SAP project. I was an accounting business lead on the project and successfully implemented a complex software solution. This fostered a love of technology and changed my career path from accounting to technology. The project challenged me with situations that honed my leadership skills and I became a much better leader.

Most challenging part of your job: Keeping updated on new software technology. It’s such a fast moving industry and it’s very challenging to keep up with advances across the retail space.

Advice for upcoming younger executives:  Never let fear keep you from taking on new challenges that are outside your current sphere of knowledge.  This is true in your professional and person

Hobbies: My hobbies are reading, walking, and traveling.