Jenny Price beats 1,500 managers from across the globe to scoop top pizza delivery title
Domino’s Pizza store manager, 27 year old Jenny Price from Portsmouth, has scooped the prestigious title of International Rookie Manager of the Year 2011. Beating off stiff competition from 1,500 rookie managers from Domino’s stores across the world, Jenny was awarded the title at the pizza delivery company’s recent annual awards ceremony.
The celebrated title of Domino’s International Rookie Manager of the Year is awarded to a store manager who has been in charge for less than 18 months. Strict targets for sales and store standards must be achieved in order to qualify. Jenny has helped the Portsmouth South store in Fratton exceed these goals and her passion for pizza is so evident, she makes an ideal recipient for the award.
Having joined Domino’s in 2009, Jenny originally planned for the job to be a stop-gap but within a week, she knew she wanted to stay and pursue it as a fulltime career. Her great work ethic and hands-on approach saw her become store manager after just nine months. Jenny’s people management skills have seen her create a 60 strong team at the Fratton store and achieve exceptional staff retention rates, while delivering outstanding customer service to pizza lovers in the area. She has also been getting stuck into community activities to raise funds for local causes, not to mention delivering to Portsmouth Fire Brigade to keep them going on their busiest day of the year – Bonfire Night.
Jenny was initially called to the stage at Domino’s annual awards on Monday May 23, 2011 to be given the title for Rookie Manager of the Year UK and the Republic of Ireland, but was immediately summoned back to receive the award for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. The double win was then topped off with her being presented the coveted International Rookie Manager of the Year award.
Jenny said: “I knew I had been nominated for the UK and Republic of Ireland rookie manager award and was staggered to win that, let alone be called back to the stage to also take the award for EMEA and then the ultimate prize – international! It was a very emotional moment and one that really made all the hard work worthwhile. I called my parents straight away afterwards to share the great news and I’ve already hung up my plaque with pride in the store. I love my job and I am determined to carry on developing the business and delivering more to customers in Fratton.”
Kory Spiroff, Vice-President – Domino’s Pizza EMEA, said: “Jenny is a fantastic ambassador for Domino’s Pizza. Her unwavering commitment to the brand, unending passion for her job and her genuinely contagious enthusiasm make Jenny a truly inspirational winner. We are delighted to present her with this award, recognising the crème de la crème of Domino’s Pizza rookie managers worldwide.”
Domino’s Pizza’s international awards recognise the talents and hard work of the franchisees and in-store teams from the company’s 9,350 stores in over 65 countries.