Jose Marques

Jose Marques

First Position: Bakery Clerk, Food City, Toronto, ON
Current Position: Category Specialist, Mississauga Office, ON
Family: Domenica; children Julia, Matthew, Sofia and Joseph

What do you remember most about your first day on the job?

I remember I was very excited but nervous, it was my first real job.

What is the best part of working at Sobeys?

Being part of the FreshCo. launch, and watching it grow and succeed as it moves out west.

What is your proudest moment as a Sobeys employee?

It was the best-kept secret when the Price Chopper banner changed to the national FreshCo. banner in 2010. We had eight stores to prepare in 10 days; there were a lot of hours but it was very exciting.

What advice would you give to a new Sobeys employee?

Everyone is willing to help, don't be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes, you learn from your mistakes. Be yourself and use your resources.

My Sobeys is..., and it's exciting.