Sana Commerce is growing fast, and it’s all thanks to the fantastic people who show up and work hard every day. So who are these people, and why are they working at Sana? We can’t think of anyone better to tell you than Sana employees themselves!
Meet Arjuna Hettiarachchi!
Arjuna is 22 years old and is a Sales Manager at Sana’s Sri Lanka office. He began working at Sana in very unique way, and it all started at TGI Friday’s. While waiting tables one day, he got to chatting with a couple of customers. They turned out to be none other than Jan Kees de Jager, former Managing Partner of ISM eCompany, and Tim Beyer, COO at Sana Commerce.
They were impressed by their young waiter and offered him a job on the spot to set up Sana’s future Sri Lanka office. Since then, he’s worked his way up the ranks, and is soon to move to Australia to work as Sana’s first local Customer Success Manager.
Watch the video below for Arjuna’s full story:
Working at Sana: Video Transcript
Good afternoon everybody! I am Arjuna with a very Sri Lankan second name so I am not going to try saying it. I am 22 years old now. Turning 23 and I have been with Sana for three years now. I used to work as a Sales Manager but now I’m in transition to become a Customer Success Manager.
What is your biggest passion in life?
Before becoming a Sales Manager I always wanted to fly. I would say it is still one of my to-do things.
How did you get in touch with Sana?
Yeah quite interesting! It is quite a funny story. So, when I was 19 I decided to work in TGI Friday’s. A restaurant at Sri Lanka. I ended up serving lunch to Jan Kees de Jager and after some lunch and after some chats he decided to offer me a job, which I thought would be very interesting to take. Since then I have been working with Sana. So, it was actually by serving lunch that I actually started working for Sana.
What do you like best about working at Sana?
People and the international atmosphere and also the entrepreneurship that we have at the company from the founders itself. It’s all about having fun!
What makes Sana unique?
We have a great product, that’s for sure. But also, we’re unique in terms of the international atmosphere, enthusiasm and the company culture that we have right now. When it comes to work we are very serious and we can be very work-oriented. But when it comes to having fun it can be a little bit crazy too. So, the culture together is something that I find very unique at Sana Commerce as well.
What is Sana doing to achieve your dreams?
Quite a lot of things. I am actually going to Australia! So, I am going to work for Sana in Australia. So, Sana has always put their trust in me and helped achieve my goals.
Join Arjuna on a Fantastic Journey
There’s no question that Arjuna’s walked a unique path, and he has many adventures awaiting him in Australia. His story is the perfect example of how anyone can make an impact at Sana. We always say: When you’re good enough, you’re old enough!
Are you looking for an adventure like Arjuna’s? Be sure to check out our careers page! Your dream job is waiting for you.
21 November, 2017