Earlier this week we announced that Kinaxis has been named as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People. We’re obviously thrilled to have received this recognition. While I would argue that all of our Kinaxis employees are young at heart, here are a few highlights of some of the employees who can actually claim their youth as measured by years of age! These are just a few of our younger staff who have seen career and personal success with Kinaxis. Rod, 35 Product Marketing Specialist 12+ year Kinaxis veteran (Yep, 12 years of service despite only be 35 years young!) Former Co-op student Career support: Tuition support for diploma in Business Information Systems and APICS SCM courses Kinaxis highlight: Having moved throughout the organization over the years holding several different types of roles, Rod is now a senior member of the team responsible for creating product demos to demonstrate to prospects how RapidResponse can solve their supply chain challenges. Why has he stayed so long? Loves the product and loves solving customer problems! Extras: Member of Kinaxis soccer and hockey teams. Go Kodiaxs! Andrey, 31 Manager, Analytics Development Team 4 year Kinaxis veteran Career support: Training, as well as tuition assistance for Masters in Technology Innovation Management Kinaxis highlight: Crucial part of Analytics team (Analytics are at the very heart of RapidResponse!) Simon, 31 Team Lead, Application Technology 7 year Kinaxis veteran Former Co-op student Career support: Training courses Kinaxis highlight: Likes that Kinaxis is a combination of a large established company and a startup, in that it is a stable company that had been around for many years but still has a dynamic and flexible work environment. Why has he stayed so long? Interesting work, opportunities for increased responsibility, supportive management and good people overall. Josh, 28 IT Programmer 1 year Kinaxis veteran Former Co-op student Career support: ITL training Kinaxis highlight: Likes the practical experience; sees opportunities to grow within his team and apply what he has learned in school to help Kinaxis’ business. Extras: Enjoys the treats and meeting the new hires every Friday! (At Kinaxis, the newest person hired is tasked with going around the office with a bin of sweet or salty treats every Friday– an enjoyable initiation process!) Nazli, 27 Product Marketing Specialist 2 year Kinaxis veteran Career support: Tuition assistance for CSCP certification Kinaxis highlight: As an MBA graduate, Nazli wanted to be closer to the business so she changed from a role in development to a role in product marketing. Chiedozie, 26 Service Operations Analyst 1+ year Kinaxis veteran Former co-op student Career support: ITL training Kinaxis highlight: Job fits well into his career plans, and he's gaining valuable experience that will be of benefit along the way. Extras: Likes the relaxed working atmosphere.