Get to know the #aTeam – Armie Mondragon, Head of Marketing, Philippines
aCommerce is a regional ecommerce enabler, providing full service ecommerce solutions to over 260 brand clients such as Samsung, Unilever, Nestlé, L’Oreal, Philips and Mars. Founded in June 2013, the company has over 1,400 staff in offices across Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
As part of the ‘get to know the ateam’ series, aCommerce will feature employee profiles on the website so we all can get to know each other a little better. Learn more about our colleagues from different backgrounds and the roles they play within the company. This will also help others find something they might like to do for a living!
Featured this week is Armie Ocampo Mondragon, Head of Marketing at aCommerce Philippines.
What is your favorite part about working at aCommerce?
aCommerce is a fun and innovative place to work at. It is an end-to-end ecommerce enabler and the first verticle system to setup in Manila offering innovative solutions to brands looking to make a move online. The teamwork culture here really enhances the work experience.
If you had one superpower, what would you choose?
Chronoportation – mind’s super power to travel back or to the future!
Last book you read?
The Power, by Rhonda Byrne
What was your experience when you started working at aCommerce Philippines?
I joined aCommerce a little over a year ago as a Marketing Manager, my first full-time job again after becoming a mom of two. I was worried about flexibility and stability but aCommerce management has been very supportive. They are more results-driven. Before that, I was working as a consultant for different local startups and regional brands and companies. It was pretty challenging in the beginning and I was insecure as most of my experience came from traditional marketing. Although I am a certified digital marketer, working here made me realize that there are many technical aspects associated with marketing, not just digital or social media. Our senior analysts in the Philippines and across the region, who had much more experience than me were very helpful in familiarizing me with the ways of how aCommerce marketing works. I learned a lot from Quito San Agustin, aCommerce Philippines CEO, who was very supportive in helping to build up a strong clientele and marketing team. Even the regional marketing team and Sheji Ho, aCommerce Group CMO was very helpful and guided us for the Philippines projects.
Do you have any advice/tips for new joiners?
There’s never a dull moment here because you get to learn something each day and you get to meet many friendly and humble folks of aCommerce. Our workplace is very dynamic. I’d say try to be flexible, work as a team player, and embrace challenges – as it opens up the door to develop or discover your skills. You can define your growth, by increasing your value as you develop your skills. Have a work-life balance, work hard, party harder!
One of our core values that you feel very close to aCommerce?
Lead by example. Earn your respect through results not seniority.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the past year?
Teamwork begins by building trust, and great things are never done by an individual. #ateam #leanonyourteammates
aCommerce is always looking for great talent to help us transform ecommerce for brands in Southeast Asia. If you’d like to find out more about working with us, feel free to reach out or check out the latest job openings here.