Tabitha's path of progress in unique in that she transitioned roles in a short amount of time, starting as an Item & Pricing Analyst and moving to her current role as a Promotional Analyst.
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Path of Progress: Tabitha Murray

March 7, 2024

Tabitha’s path of progress in unique in that she transitioned roles in a short amount of time, starting as an Item & Pricing Analyst and moving to her current role as a Promotional Analyst.

Q: How did you make the transition from where you started to where you are now?

A: I started at Harbor Wholesale on the Purchasing Department’s Item & Pricing team. There I learned a tremendous amount about the department as a whole and started to learn a lot more about other departments. As Harbor grew and the dynamics of the department evolved, it became evident that there was a need for a dedicated role focused on promotions. Ultimately, I pursued the newly established position, which allowed a more focused use of my knowledge and interests and more specialized learning and development within the deals and promotions side of Harbor.

Q: How long have you been with Harbor?

A: I recently celebrated my fourth anniversary with Harbor.

Q: Any advice for advancing your career at Harbor?

A: Don’t be afraid to be vocal about ideas and suggestions! Given Harbor’s continuous growth, those contributions play a tremendous role in positive changes. Speaking up with your good ideas, and taking initiative toward implementing them, is a great way to get your skills noticed and recognized.

Q: What roles have you held at Harbor?

A: Item & Pricing Analyst and Promotional Analyst

Q: What do you think is the most important quality to have to get your career started at Harbor?

A: Effective communication and adaptability. Things tend to move quickly around here at times, and the ability to communicate clearly goes a long way. And having the flexibility to pivot directions, doesn’t hurt either.

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