Q&A with Sarah Hensley from House Depot

Q: You’ve got been with House Depot for over 19 years. What introduced you to begin a profession there?

I used to be a Six Sigma black belt at Basic Electrical and wished to begin a House Depot Six Sigma program. GE efficiently used Six Sigma to enhance its manufacturing processes and was a pioneer in Six Sigma on the time. I feel my coaching at GE acquired me within the door at House Depot.

Q: Inform us concerning the roles you have performed at House Depot and let you know about your present position.

I began working with a name heart in our residence service enterprise at House Depot. My position was to enhance operational processes in each name heart and residential providers. It resulted in a heavy inclination in the direction of expertise and from there I grew to become a service supervisor in IT. After a number of years as a service supervisor and the downsizing that occurred in 2008, I transferred to the IT supervisor at Professional Techniques. On this position, I discovered my love for main expertise groups. I benefit from the mixture of main a group, managing massive initiatives, managing budgets, and fixing issues with expertise.

Q: You had been not too long ago promoted to Senior Know-how Director on Supply, Sourcing and Transportation. What excites you probably the most about this position?

On this new position, I’m enthusiastic about House Depot’s capability to assist resolve large-scale issues and lead extra expertise associates and assist them alongside their profession path.

Q: Many individuals consider that growing their careers means altering corporations. What has enabled you to develop/advance your profession in expertise whereas at House Depot?

At House Depot, I’ve the power to make use of my industrial engineering expertise on the enterprise facet to optimize processes and have been in a wide range of technical roles in numerous groups with professional programs, retailer programs, buyer programs, provide chain and . Retailers on each paint and home equipment initiatives.

Q: How would you describe what it is wish to work in retail expertise for engineers exterior of House Depot?

Retail expertise is a fast-paced and various area that provides you all kinds of experiences. It is usually very rewarding to see the expertise you create highlighted in shops, distribution facilities, by clients and even in commercials!

Q: What expertise or background would you describe for technologists trying to be a part of THD?

Vital pondering, the power to work with others, the power to grasp the massive image and the drive to be the most effective in school on the world’s largest residence enchancment retailer.

Q: As a frontrunner, how do you ensure that your group has the instruments and sources wanted to achieve success?

I attempt to keep effectively related with the managers and engineers on the group and sometimes ask what they want. I additionally attempt to insist on an open door coverage and welcome actual time suggestions. I attempt to be susceptible with the group in that I do not know all the things and that the group wants their enter to achieve success.

Q: Is House Depot Hiring Now?

Sure! Not solely is my group searching for a range software program engineerWe’re additionally searching for proficient software program and cyber safety engineers, product managers, consumer expertise specialists and extra on the groups at House Depot. I encourage you to go to careers.homedepot.com/expertise To search out out the open roles and tell us you may have met us via SWE in case you select to use.

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