Clodagh joined the BPE team early in 2018 as a Material Planner after returning from a year long trip to Australia, followed by a month in Vietnam and Cambodia. Boyce Precision Engineering had a lot to compete with but it hasn’t been too much of a disappointment as she’s still here! She initially joined the team as a temporary member of staff to work on a project to update our Staff Insight system. She didn’t disappoint us either and upon completion of the project we invited her to stay on and join the Material Planning team.
Clodagh loved chemistry, geography and biology back in her school days and went on to complete a Masters in Chemistry at Queens University Belfast. Being no stranger to technical challenges, analysing data and identifying solutions to problems, Clodagh fits right in with our technical teams at Boyce Precision Engineering.
On a day to day basis, she is responsible for managing several customer accounts, dispatching orders and liaising with our sub-contractors and in-house teams to make sure projects are progressing to schedule. In addition, Clodagh works closely with our Quality Manager to deliver quality inspections for one of our key clients. She manages an online portal for their parts orders and checks parts to complete First Article Inspection (FAI) reports. Clodagh also works with team members to review and update internal processes as part of our drive for continual improvement and has been getting to grips with project scheduling, fine tuning her skills and experience in this area. There’s a lot of variation in the role and Clodagh loves the fact that every day can be different. She describes herself as someone who thrives under the pressure of being busy and working to deadlines.
Clodagh says it’s the people that make BPE a great place to work. It’s a growing business, the team work well together and are constantly learning on the job. She relishes the opportunity to learn and develop her skills in an environment where everyone is given the opportunity to share their ideas and contribute to the company’s growth strategy. This gives her a real sense of satisfaction. Clodagh is a ‘people person’ and enjoys getting to know her customers, understand their needs and working with them to address problems.
If Clodagh could do any other job other than her own, she could she herself working in the travel industry, perhaps as a travel blogger. She already has her own Instagram photo blog which documents her past adventures including surfing in Australia and kayaking in Vietnam. Here at home, Clodagh loves to go hiking in Donegal or hill walking on Cave Hill or Slemish Mountain. She’s also a regular at the gym and finds yoga a great way to de-stress after a busy day at BPE.
Not surprisingly, Clodagh’s bucket list of activities includes more travelling and hiking. She’d like to climb Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, also Machu Picchu in Peru and reach base camp at Mount Everest – she doesn’t really go for small goals! She’s keen to visit South America, Peru and see more of Asia, particularly Indonesia and the Philippines, as well
as see more of Europe too. Clodagh enjoyed a weekend break to Belgium earlier this year, taking in the sights of Brussels and Bruge.
Clodagh’s greatest learning experiences to date were gained during her gap year travelling in Australia. She spent 6 months working on a fruit farm but explained that it wasn’t all sunshine and fun. During this time she lived in a caravan that leaked and developed an allergy to mangos. Her partner broke his arm skateboarding, they were involved in a car crash and together they survived a hurricane! Clodagh’s attitude to life now is that no matter what it throws at you, remember it could always be worse! She’s developed a great deal of resilience for one so young.
Clodagh is a self-confessed gannet – someone who eats a lot and is always hungry, so it’s a good thing that she leads a very active life too! Her food loves include peanut butter and banana muffins, her mum’s homemade beef stroganoff and sushi. Sakura Japanese Restaurant on Botanic Avenue in Belfast is one of her favourite places to dine out.
That’s Clodagh! No doubt you’ll have lots you’ll want to ask her next time you catch up with her and we’re guessing that it won’t be primarily about precision engineering or the progress of your orders!
If you do want to discuss your orders and material planning requirements however, you can call or email Clodagh.