Phil Abatecola

Phil Abatecola

First Position: Produce Order Taker (Customer Care) - Oshawa Group, Toronto, ON
Current Position: National Procurement Manager, Private Label Produce - Sobeys Office Mississauga, ON
Family: Spouse Diane, children Rachel and Luca

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

I remember being very excited about going to work at my first full-time job.

What is the best part of working at Sobeys?

The best part of working at Sobeys is having the opportunity to bring new products to the market and excite our customers.

What is your proudest moment as a Sobeys employee?

I feel proud every time I have a new Compliments product available for sale in our stores.

What advice would you give to a new Sobeys employee?

You have to be a learner in order to be an expert. No one starts out as an expert, but anyone can become one.

Who do you most admire?

I admire Albert Einstein because he was one of the greatest scientists of all time.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I'd like to live in Hawaii or any other tropical location.

My Sobeys is...

...where I have enjoyed working for more than 25 years.