We’re shining the spotlight on Marcus Quibrantar, Senior Manager, Workforce and Labour Management at dentalcorp's Support Centre. Marcus tells us about his love for travelling with his daughters, his passion for learning about industry technological advancements, and the importance of challenging yourself in the workplace.
Tell me about your background – how long have you been with dentalcorp, and what were you doing before you joined?
I've been with dentalcorp for almost three years. Previously, I worked in the retail industry, leading various teams in labour management and optimizing supply chain and logistics networks. My role focused on improving interactions between people, processes, and systems. I carried the same lens to the dental industry – an entirely new industry and a welcomed breath of fresh air.
Can you tell us a bit about your role on your team? What does a typical day look like?
My role is to drive initiatives that help the Field Operations team gain insights into labour management opportunities and performance. My day-to-day currently focuses on enabling the scheduling and time tracking within our Human Capital Management system and supporting my team in running various labour management programs and analytics.
Share something funny that's happened to you.
I attempted to use a stand-up paddle board at the beach on a windy day. I wiped out quite a few times before finally figuring it out while my young daughter nailed it on her very first try. I nearly hit someone riding the wave back into shore. Fortunately, they quickly moved out of the way just in the nick of time.
Share an experience you've had that's really left an impact.
My whole world changed when I became a dad. I was mentally prepared for boys but ended up with two princesses. They're my favourite people to spend time with, but braiding hair is still challenging.
Tell us something about yourself that your co-workers would never guess.
Earlier this year, at a team off-site meeting, we played the game 'Two truths and One Lie". A mix-up happened, and as a result, some co-workers now believe I swam with a pool of sharks. But in reality, I'm terrified of them!
What are your aspirations for personal and professional growth? Do you have a 5-year plan?
I have more of a five-year vision instead of a five-year plan since things can change so quickly. Personally, I'm looking forward to travelling more with my daughters. We want to explore the Philippines or Europe together in the next few years. Professionally, I want to learn more about the industry's technological advancements and how we can further leverage new system integrations and innovations.
What advice do you have for new team members joining dentalcorp's Support Centre?
Come to work with an open mind. dentalcorp is full of talented individuals with unique backgrounds and skill sets who are ready to support you. It's the perfect company to join if you're willing to collaborate and learn. There are so many opportunities to grow and challenge yourself.