We would like to introduce you to Virginie Mauro, 43 years old and working as District Sales Manager within Medipartner since January 2022. When we asked her about her career path for this interview, she described it rather as atypical where fate gave her a nudge in the right direction. The start of a fascinating conversation.
“The medical world has always intrigued me. So I was immensely happy when I graduated as a nurse in 2001. A dream that became a reality and for which I worked hard. After my studies, I was immediately hired at the hospital where I worked for 10 years in various departments such as emergency, orthopaedics and the day hospital. I also continued my studies and obtained a master’s degree in health education. It seemed certain, I would never do anything other than a position within a hospital environment.”
Yet after 10 years, you decided to take a different path. What contributed to this?
“After a serious car accident – during my pregnancy – I was hospitalised for two-and-a-half months. A drastic event that made me rethink what I was doing in life. I decided to change jobs and some online research led me to a company that did outsourcing of profiles with a medical background, where I started a few months later as a Nursing Advisor. In five years, I progressed to a District Manager position in the Nursing Department. As the projects progressed, I worked every day with my colleagues in the sales department and little by little I felt like developing further in this. My passion also lay in coaching people. So I did not hesitate when I was offered the position of Field Sales Manager and could lead a national team of 15 Medical Sales Representatives.”
You eventually made the decision to start at Medipartner. Why?
“In December 2021, I got the opportunity to join Medipartner in the same position. I was able to work there with some former colleagues and start in a unique and familiar working environment. The people-oriented approach and open corporate culture won me over. 25 years ago, I would never have thought I could have achieved all this. I am out and about with the medical delegates every day, helping them in their development and coaching them. I am thriving professionally and personally and am still learning every day. And yes, it is a demanding job, but sport helps me channel the stressful moments. Besides, the work-life balance is there and I get to spend a lot of time with my family.”
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