After graduating Penn State in the winter of 2010, I joined Clark Associates as a Jr. Buyer. I applied my background in restaurants and what I learned from Business Management courses to earn a promotion to Countertop Equipment Buyer. Two years after that I was lucky enough to be promoted to my current position and provide a positive impact on a rapidly growing company. Today the company continues to grow and open even more opportunities for existing employees and new hires. The Purchasing department handles sourcing, pricing, inventory control, and many aspects of marketing across three distribution channels. I enjoy being in control of product categories and seeing the results of hard work in the form of increased sales and margin. As a manager, I enjoy helping my employees grow in their careers here at Clark Associates and providing guidance to achieve the company’s initiative. I am thankful I was given the opportunity to start my career here and plan on many more great years!