What if? How? Why?
At Clickstop, we hire people who challenge us to be better tomorrow than we are today. A catalyst that fuels our continued growth and evolution is curiosity. It’s core to who we are and how we work. When you onboard at Clickstop, the advice from fellow team members has a similar theme. Be curious. Ask questions. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself, your team, or the organization.
Because of its importance to our success, we recognize one outstanding team member each quarter with the Curious Award. This honor seeks to spotlight Clickstoppers who are:
- Eager to learn and stay flexible in their approaches to work
- Asking great questions to understand and recommend improvements
- Looking beyond the surface to avoid “band-aid” fixes
Today, we celebrate our Q3 Curious Award Winner, Allie Biscupski!
While she has only been on the Purchasing Team for 5 months, Allie is grateful to know that all the questions she asked and the resulting decisions she’s made early on have been meaningful to her team. She’s even learned a role she had no previous experience with to give her teammates more capacity. As a result of taking on additional responsibility, the entire team has been able to focus on higher-level, larger projects which will directly impact our ability to meet our brand promise.
Here is what her nominators had to say about her inquisitiveness:
Right away I noticed how interested Allie was in everyone’s duties here at Clickstop. She continues to ask more and more questions and if she doesn’t fully understand something she will continue to ask questions until she does. Her questions lead to conversations that allow others to offer their insight, which then generates even more questions, and creates a buzz and energizes the projects she is working on.”
Don’t let her newness fool you. Allie has big plans for all she’s learning at Clickstop. “I’m actively researching and learning about demand planning and logistics every day,” she said. “I have an interest in supply chains as a whole, and I want to combine my experience and new logistics knowledge to assist with the opening and operations of expansion projects.” She’s confident that with her manager’s and team members’ support, she has the autonomy to make decisions, try new things, and reach her goals!
We are so grateful for Allie’s inquisitiveness that challenges us to improve every day. With only 5 months under her belt, we can only imagine what the future has in store for this Curious Clickstopper!
Stay curious and learn more about Allie below.
Getting to Know Allie
What is your role at Clickstop?
Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing Team
How long have you worked here?
What has your biggest challenge been and how have sought to overcome it?
My biggest challenge has been not being confident enough in myself and my skills to make changes or question the ways we’re currently doing things. The support and communication within the team have really helped me be more direct in offering my input and to make changes where needed to best benefit the company.
What emoji do you use most often?
The smile with the stars as eyes!
What is your spirit animal and why?
Cats are cool, so I’ll say cats.
(Author’s note: Curious Award. Cats. Coincidence? I think not!)
What is the coolest/craziest place you’ve ever visited?
Beijing. It was the biggest culture shock I’ve ever experienced and was traveling alone for the first time.
What is one thing you loved as a child that other generations wouldn’t understand?
I may be too young to answer this question, but I loved my Tamagotchi.
Who or what inspires you?
If you could switch lives with any person for one day, who would you choose?
A pilot, it would be cool to fly a plane!
What do you dislike that everyone else seems to like?
Chocolate cake!!!! I LOVE chocolate, chocolate frosting, and brownies, but chocolate cake isn’t rich enough or doesn’t have enough flavor.