18 Jul Rising star: Karla Lieneke Jonker
Karla Lieneke Jonker is an Assistant Marketing Manager at FloorworX who has been earmarked as a “rising star” for our Women in Flooring supplement. She believes that the pillars of success lie in the synergy between focusing on values, relationships and the task at hand.
Karla started her career at FloorworX as an architectural representative in July 2007 after completing a national diploma qualification in interior design at Nelson Mandela University at the end of 2006. After five years, she moved to the company’s marketing team as a product coordinator and was recently promoted to Assistant Marketing Manager.
“In career terms, FloorworX raised me. I joined the company as a young graduate of the building industry. Now, with just over 5 years’ sales experience and about 6 years’ experience in marketing the FloorworX brand, I bring a wealth of product and market knowledge to the FloorworX team. I am therefore aware of the synergy between sales and marketing, and I’m able to facilitate and promote the importance of this collaboration,” says Karla.
Karla says that success isn’t achieved overnight and is a process that requires time as well as a great capacity for learning.
“Success isn’t a destination; it is a process which is not completed unless you are also able to lift others up to your level and higher. I also learned that sometimes it takes just one person to believe in your ability to open the door to your dream career,” she adds.
Karla describes some of the stand-out moments in her career to date as when she was flown to East London for the company’s 60th birthday celebration in 2013; dressing up in a 1950s custom-made dress to celebrate the company’s heritage; and the day she received support from FloorworX to further her studies towards a BBA in marketing.
For more information, contact FloorworX on Tel: +27 (11) 406 4024 or via www.floorworx.co.za.