Exploring the value in movement 

Michelle has been with BAT for a number of years, but her current role is completely new for her. Leading her team as Product Compliance Assessments Manager, it’s her job to make sure our products are compliant with each country’s regulations, as well as our own duty of care standards. With a rapidly expanding team, she’s grown close to her colleagues, working with them to meet these standards on a global scale.

Before this role, Michelle experienced her fair share of change at BAT, moving across teams and exploring the benefits of having different line managers at different stages in her career. “By taking on different roles, I’ve learned a lot and realise that there are plenty of opportunities in BAT. I love coming into work and dealing with different types of requests and varying market regulatory requirements. The added bonus is I get to work with a diverse and motivated team both internally and externally!  The scope of our product category is expanding, and regulations are changing. It’s challenging, but I love the breadth of it.”
 
Now Michelle manages her own team, offering them the same support she gained when she started out. “As a team, we have regular team meetings and 1-2-1 catch ups. We had a team-building day recently, aimed at the bigger R&D Scientific Research Capability functions and it was a real team-bonding experience. My top priority is to empower my team. If I can help and inspire my team to be better than yesterday, then I know I am heading the right direction!”

In and outside of work, Michelle has proven her dedication – taking up a slightly unusual musical hobby. “I was gifted a ukulele as a birthday present couple of years ago and started learning recently. I’ve learnt how to play two songs so far “La Vie En Rose” and “I’m Yours”. There are quite a number of us who play instruments at BAT. Just our team alone has many musical talents.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring the value in movement 

Michelle has been with BAT for a number of years, but her current role is completely new for her. Leading her team as Product Compliance Assessments Manager, it’s her job to make sure our products are compliant with each country’s regulations, as well as our own duty of care standards. With a rapidly expanding team, she’s grown close to her colleagues, working with them to meet these standards on a global scale.

Before this role, Michelle experienced her fair share of change at BAT, moving across teams and exploring the benefits of having different line managers at different stages in her career. “By taking on different roles, I’ve learned a lot and realise that there are plenty of opportunities in BAT. I love coming into work and dealing with different types of requests and varying market regulatory requirements. The added bonus is I get to work with a diverse and motivated team both internally and externally!  The scope of our product category is expanding, and regulations are changing. It’s challenging, but I love the breadth of it.”
 
Now Michelle manages her own team, offering them the same support she gained when she started out. “As a team, we have regular team meetings and 1-2-1 catch ups. We had a team-building day recently, aimed at the bigger R&D Scientific Research Capability functions and it was a real team-bonding experience. My top priority is to empower my team. If I can help and inspire my team to be better than yesterday, then I know I am heading the right direction!”

In and outside of work, Michelle has proven her dedication – taking up a slightly unusual musical hobby. “I was gifted a ukulele as a birthday present couple of years ago and started learning recently. I’ve learnt how to play two songs so far “La Vie En Rose” and “I’m Yours”. There are quite a number of us who play instruments at BAT. Just our team alone has many musical talents.”