MJ Ortega: Making the Switch From Sales and Marketing to the Operations World

MJ Ortega: Making the Switch From Sales and Marketing to the Operations World


As a Gross sales Operations Government at Brafton, MJ Ortega shines not solely on account of her work ethic, however the pleasure — and laughter — she brings to her group.

With an extended background in gross sales and advertising and marketing, MJ has in depth expertise working in management roles for numerous lodges in Panama. But, when she noticed the Brafton job posting for her present place, she took a leap of religion and switched to the gross sales operations facet.

Exterior of labor, MJ spends her time residing life to the fullest together with her husband, from dancing to watching sports activities to planning stellar barbecue events. And it’s this joie de vivre that she brings to the Brafton desk, alongside her nice work, that units her aside.

Initially from Panama, MJ holds a Advertising and marketing and Worldwide Enterprise diploma with a Negotiation specialty from the Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana. From there, she obtained her MBA in Finance and Administration from the Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencias y Tecnologia.

“I imagine in loyalty and ethics,” says MJ. “And I like any likelihood to be taught extra.”

Outfitted together with her robust work ethic, MJ rapidly rose into advertising and marketing and gross sales management positions throughout the hospitality business in Panama Metropolis, Panama. From Bern Inns and Resorts to the Exhausting Rock Resort Megapolis, she helped develop and implement advertising and marketing methods and lead her groups to success.

Nonetheless, MJ ultimately discovered Brafton’s job posting for an Operations Gross sales Government on-line and determined to strive her hand on the different facet of gross sales and advertising and marketing.

“I discovered it on LinkedIn,” says MJ. “I noticed the open place and actually preferred the job description. I used to be a gross sales and advertising and marketing supervisor, so I made a decision to modify to the operations facet.”

As a Gross sales Operations Government, MJ has quite a lot of transferring components to maintain monitor of, however she’s been excited by the chance to be taught and evolve her work toolkit.

“I was a gross sales and advertising and marketing supervisor, so that is actually altering to the opposite facet of the work,” says MJ. “It’s been fairly a pleasure to find out how the operational world works. It has made me a greater worker as I perceive extra about this facet of the enterprise.”

With Brafton, MJ famous that she felt her day-to-day work feels as if it’s contributing to one thing bigger that retains her motivated and excited for the long run.

“I’ve the prospect to be taught with Brafton,” says MJ. “My work makes me really feel like I’m going someplace.”

As an integral a part of the Gross sales Operations group, this power is palpable and helps to encourage her group and colleagues throughout the board.

Exterior of the everyday 9 to five, MJ retains her power up and loves to remain lively. She particularly loves planning together with her husband and mates to spend time collectively doing enjoyable actions.

“I’m a dance lover, an enormous sports activities fan and I like making barbecues,” says MJ. “Nicely… I make the invitations and my husband grills. However I’m the one who organizes it, so it’s actually my barbecue!”

Apart from getting along with family and friends, MJ additionally makes use of an odd expertise that helps her each within the office and out of it: her photographic reminiscence.

“My photographic reminiscence is one thing my husband hates,” says MJ. “I can recreate a complete state of affairs moment-by-moment.”

Nonetheless, it’s not simply her unbelievable reminiscence that MJ brings residence together with her from work — she additionally takes benefit of her in depth expertise in gross sales

“My reminiscence is additional helpful once I’m procuring and must persuade him that we want one thing. 5 minutes with me and also you’ll imagine you want that merchandise in your life,” says MJ. “I suppose as soon as a salesman, endlessly a gross sales particular person!”

On the finish of the day, MJ’s spirit is what units her aside from the group. It exhibits in her work and each facet of her life, which is why Brafton is so grateful to have her on our facet.


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