Q & A with Katie Parkinson, Junior Salesforce Admin

Q & A with Katie Parkinson, Junior Salesforce Admin

We sat down with Katie Parkinson, Junior Salesforce Admin, to find out what her day-to-day life looks like, what significant milestones she has had at Vortexa, and what she really thinks of our company culture…

16 September, 2022
Jessica Irvin
Jessica Irvin, Head of Operations & People
Katie works in the RevOps team based in the London office, responsible for managing and configuring Vortexa’s Salesforce platform. 
We wanted to find out what inspired Katie to join Vortexa, what some of her biggest milestones have been to date and what day-to-day life really looks like for the Junior Salesforce Admin…

What inspired you to join Vortexa? 

I wanted to work for a new and growing company as I wanted to be part of building something. My thinking was confirmed once I’d been through the interview process – everyone I spoke to had a really positive and energetic attitude.

What would you say is the most interesting aspect of your role? 

Always being presented with new things to achieve, figure out or fix – I really enjoy problem solving so it honestly feels more like fun than work sometimes! In RevOps you end up overlapping with different areas and people in the business too, which means there are always new people to connect with and projects to get involved in.

[The culture at Vortexa is] inclusive, collaborative, and autonomous!

What have been some significant milestone moments for you at Vortexa? 

I still feel as though I’ve only just joined! But I’d say my biggest milestone has been playing a key part in managing and implementing the rollout of our new Sales enablement platform, Spekit, to the Commercial Team. Followed closely by managing to automate the routing and assignment of new Leads to the Sales team.

What does day-to-day life look like for you as the Junior Salesforce Admin?  

There is no standard day-to-day really; each day brings a new idea or a new challenge. Typically I’ll start with a cup of coffee whilst checking Slack and Asana, then I’ll write down my priorities for the day, which can vary a lot – there are always mini RevOps projects to be done, not always in Salesforce, but most of my time is spent there. I can be cleaning up data, building reports and dashboards, troubleshooting, building automation, creating validation rules, or customising our UI. We’re also given the flexibility and time for self-learning, so I’m often learning on Trailhead (Salesforce’s online learning platform).

Everybody here is genuinely passionate about what they do which naturally fosters a great culture.

What key qualities make a Junior Salesforce Admin successful? 

I think a successful Salesforce Admin needs to be curious, creative and determined.

How would you describe the culture at Vortexa? 

Inclusive, collaborative, and autonomous! Vortexa take pride in their hiring, and everybody here is genuinely passionate about what they do which naturally fosters a great culture. 

What advice would you give to people hoping to join Vortexa? 

Despite Vortexa’s rapid growth, the start-up core is still evident, and with that core comes hard work and adaptability. My advice would be… be ready for a plethora of different challenges on different days. No two days are the same, and you will never be bored in your role!

Describe your working life at Vortexa in three words! 

Varied, fun and rewarding.

Jessica Irvin
Head of Operations & People
Jessica Irvin
Jessica is Head of People & Operations at Vortexa and is responsible for hiring, learning & development, culture, engagement, performance management and leading expansion plans.