Daniel Nelson, 28, originally joined Experian in 2004 as an administrator on a one year contract within the company’s Commercial Services department. His dedication and tenacity were soon recognised and he was offered a permanent role.
Since then, he has risen through the ranks, most recently being promoted to the position of Business Process Analyst. He has since been seconded to a recently acquired business to lead the integration of its procurement systems with Experian’s.
Daniel’s career at Experian has been boosted thanks to his commitment to continuous learning and development. Daniel recently attained a Foundation Level diploma from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), for which he was sponsored by Experian, and has since started another course of study, working towards achieving the ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis and PRINCE2 Practitioner status.
“There are always opportunities available at Experian if you want them. I wanted development, and the CIPS course I completed benefited both me and the business. I gained an overview of how purchasing works, as well as the theory and practical advice around sourcing the right goods and services at the right price,” said Daniel.
However, Daniel’s development has not only been by studying for professional qualifications. He has gained valuable experience being involved in the Young Enterprise scheme, when he spent a year supporting pupils at Nottingham High School to develop their own business.
Daniel comments: “I have just completed working with Experian’s Integrated Marketing division to manage its transfer to an Experian-wide purchasing system, as well as managing day-to-day procurement too. This has allowed me to combine my purchasing skills, CIPS qualification, project management experience and business analysis understanding to benefit the business.
“Overall, the learning and development opportunities I have had not only provided skills and knowledge to use at work, but have also made a difference to me as a person. Meeting new people on the secondment was also fantastic and it’s great to try and learn something from everyone you meet.
I have certainly become more confident and knowledgeable through continual development and, as a result, I now feel that I have the ability to make a very real difference to Experian.”