Western Window Systems purchasing agent Elvie Reilly brings energy and initiative to her job every day. And considering that her responsibilities include buying over 700 parts and managing relationships with nearly 70 suppliers, that commitment translates to both personal and team success.
“She’s the ultimate professional,” says Cameron Wyatt, vice president of design and supply chain at Western Window Systems. “Her work ethic is amazing, she stays late to get things done, and she makes sure everything under her control is accurate and completed on time.”
Along with a customer service style that has been described as patient and friendly, Reilly, who started at Western Window Systems in 2007, works well with her team members, too, helping to train them on new tasks or simply lending a hand to someone with a hefty workload.
She’s also been key in projects involving innovative solutions regarding suppliers.
“Elvie saved the company money by finding a new supplier for our Monster roller,” says Wyatt. “And her partnership with a supplier helped us to mitigate the port strike by working together on alternative delivery solutions.”
Congratulations to Elvie Reilly, Western Window Systems’ office employee of the month for March.
Learn more about Elvie Reilly by reading her Q&A below:
Where are you from?
Cebu Island, Philippines.
What song best sums you up?
“The Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston.
What is your favorite sport to watch/play?
Football, baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, and tennis.
What are your hobbies?
Traveling, camping, fishing, and dining out.
Who do you admire?
Where do you most want to travel?
Australia and Switzerland.
If money was no object…
Travel the world, volunteer and help people that don’t have anything (which is common in my country), and stay close to my family.
What’s your favorite family recipe?
My mom’s stew.
What’s your favorite movie?
For Your Eyes Only.
What’s your biggest success up until now?
My first job in the U.S. where I worked while going to school full time and with another part-time job on the weekends – all successes of hard work paying off.
What’s your favorite part of working at Western Window Systems?
My job, the culture, people working hard to succeed, and leaders that care about their employees. It’s a great place to be every day.
What’s one fact about you that almost no one else knows?
That my job is all I’ve got (I love my job!) and that the people here are the only family I have in the U.S. I’m happy to be here.