We spoke to our Residential Consultant, Jessie De Ryck about her experience working for Crown Relocations and her top tips to help you plan your next international move.
How long have you been working for Crown Relocations?
I have been working at Crown for 12 years now. During that time I have had many different roles, from taking the initial enquiries to becoming a move manager. More recently, I ran the shipping centre in South Africa for most of my career.
Have you moved internationally yourself?
I moved from South Africa to Abu Dhabi, before then moving to Dubai.
What lessons did you discover from your own move?
An international move can be very overwhelming, especially when you have deadlines. But I was very comfortable with the team I was working with; they had the knowledge and the skills to make my move as stress free as possible. Every country is different, even if you have moved before there are always many things that will be different. Even if moving to the same country twice, visas and immigration laws change constantly. Having the right support really makes a difference.
How long have you lived in Dubai?
I have lived in Abu Dhabi for two years and been in Dubai since 2018.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I really enjoy fine dining and going to the beach. My favourite thing is to go on treasure hunts and water parks with my daughter.
Can you explain more about what a Regional Sales Manager does?
I am the first person you speak to at the beginning of your move and the last person at the end of your move. My clients have a fully managed, one point of contact relocation process.
What do you enjoy most about your role at Crown?
I enjoy being able to give my clients peace of mind and deliver a smooth service that makes their relocation a more pleasant experience. I also really enjoy when customers give great feedback on the service they received.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Managing all third country sales and relocations in the Middle East region. I also received the prestigious Crown Quest Award for quality.
What has been your favourite move to work on?
One client had numerous moves within the GGC one after the other. We had to plan around many timelines, it was a lot of work but very rewarding. I am glad that my mobility experience combined with my logistics and moving expertise paid off to easily tackle the challenges and make it as stress free as possible for the client.