POWER PART TIME 50: Cool cats embrace flexibility

You don't have to work crazy hours to land a great job with a cool company, as these three power part timers show.

by Andrew Saunders
Last Updated: 18 Aug 2016
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Are you a power part-timer? Do you know one? Enter the fifth annual Power Part Time 50 here

The entries for the fifth annual Timewise Power Part Time 50 are flooding in, but we still want more. Anyone can enter - whether you're part time yourself, work for an inspiring part time boss or have a chum who achieves more in three days than most if us do in a week, we want to know about it.

To get your juices flowing, here are three more great role models from last years list who prove that you can have your cake (or whould that be Innocent Smoothie?) and eat it, too - flexible hours at a really cool company. What's not to like about that?


Works 4 days a week  

Katie is a director for Amazon Marketplace, which enables thousands of SMEs and household brands to sell products on Amazon, and is responsible for the UK Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) business. Today 45% of worldwide purchases from Amazon’s sites are made from third-party sellers. FBA is one of Amazon’s fastest-growing businesses, with 70% more UK sellers using the service last year and 40% of stock in Amazon’s fulfilment centres globally being seller-owned. Since joining, Katie has reconfigured her management team and recruited talent to collaborate with teams across the business, maintaining rapid growth. Katie began working part time in her previous role at Tesco, launching Tesco’s Marketplace and subsequently becoming UK Clubcard Director. A mother of two young sons, Katie is pioneering new flexible working arrangements at Amazon.


Works 4 days a week

Alice’s role is one of the most senior HR positions at Google. She is responsible for overseeing people operations in five areas of Google's sales organisation, including sales operations, partnerships and marketing across the entire EMEA region – encompassing employees in over 20 countries. Alice joined Google in 2014 after being recruited to work with its most senior sales leaders; prior to this, she led a highly-influential team at global management consultancy McKinsey. A mother of three, Alice has worked part time for a decade. She actively advises the sales business about flexibility at work, helping other Googlers to think big and find creative ways to work better and smarter in all that they do. Alice is a mentor for all colleagues wishing to work flexibly.


Works 4 days a week

In seven years at Innocent (five of those working part time), Alison has been promoted from treasury manager to treasurer to her current role, where she is responsible for managing financial risk and is accountable for funding and cash management, supporting significant European growth. She is also Innocent’s ethics officer and key contact for shareholders on governance, and sits on the company’s people steering group, advising on HR matters. She is also a trustee of the innocent Foundation, innocent’s programme to support global charities fighting hunger. Alison has two children and continues to run a medical device business she started in 2004.

Are you a power part-timer? Do you know one? Enter the fifth annual Power Part Time 50 here


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