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2024 Star Women in Grocery Award Winner Sheana Pylypowich (Q&A)

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Sheana Pylypowich

Sheana Pylypowich

Head of Customer Development
Kraft Heinz Canada

You started as an intern. How have you built a career that has included 12 different roles

Three things come to mind when I reflect upon my career. 1) Staying curious—asking questions, learning from others and building a good foundation around the business. 2) Being open to feedback—it’s not just taking the feedback but making sure you learn and grow from it. 3) Embracing change—the more you can be open to change the more potential you have for opportunity. Some of my best opportunities have come from change, be it company changes or taking on a new role I might not have had my sights set on. Embracing change has been instrumental to my growth at Kraft Heinz.

How would you describe your leadership style

Approachable—built off authenticity with a good mix of delivering results, building culture and developing people.

What has been a career highlight? 

Winning this award is a pretty big highlight, but if I had to think of something else, having been promoted into my current role—head of customer development—is a big one. Early in my career, this was one of my first long-term professional goals and to be sitting here now on the sales leadership team is pretty special.  

What is the best advice you’ve ever received-and what advice do you give? 

I would say they go hand in hand—have confidence in yourself, you can do hard things, and that learning and making mistakes is all part of the journey.

What do you like to do outside of work? 

You’ll find me alongside my husband, Drew, cheering on my sons, Anders, 5, and Blake, two-and-a-half, at their various sports and after-school activities, having dinner and good wine with friends or spending the day at the spa.

Click here for the full list of 2024 Star Women in Grocery award winners.

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