Getting to know… Sophie Bird

We have a great team here at Clearpoint Recycling, so we want our readers to get to know the faces behind the names.

In our latest blog series, we ask one of our valued colleagues 10 quick questions – about their role responsibilities, personality and working at Clearpoint – so you can get to know them better. This month, it’s the turn of Sophie Bird.

Name: Sophie Bird
Job title: Buyer administrator
Department: I don’t have one single department, but I work closest with the buying team.

What do you like most about working at Clearpoint?
The people – it’s a friendly team and everyone works well together. I also enjoy the constant stream of snacks and treats we always have in the office!

Pick three words to describe the company culture:
Friendly, enthusiastic and positive.

Sum up your role in one sentence:
I help the buyers do their job as efficiently as possible, whilst also providing support for the sales team with feedback and data.

How would your colleagues best describe you?
I hate questions like this because I have no idea – I would like to say they think I’m fun.

If you could choose your ideal team activity, what would it be and why?
My hobby is snowboarding so I would love a group session at Xscape, in Castleford.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?
I would choose the ability to stop physically aging at 25, as I enjoy travelling and being active. I would still live until I’m around 90 – I don’t want to live forever – but I would like to enjoy my full life without the physical restriction of age.

Describe your perfect Sunday:
It would start with brunch or a Sunday lunch, then a walk or day trip somewhere new.

If you could have dinner with two people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?
Andy Samberg – because his humour is so clever and I love people who can make me laugh – and Jamie Anderson, so I can talk her into trading lives with me.

You’ve won the lottery, what would be your first big purchase?
I am currently saving for a house, so I guess that’s that!

If you weren’t a buyer administrator what would you like to be?
A pro snowboarder – I’d love to constantly travel and spend my life in the mountains.

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