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Ena Kadric

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Name:   Ena Kadric
Title:    Project Manager 
Organization:    Express Scripts
Sector:   Supply Chain; Retail Network Operations


1)     How did you get started in project management?

My path to project management has not been a traditional one. From intake and execution in the staffing and consulting industry to engagement management with Agile transformations, it took me time to understand that what I had been doing in my career fell under the project management umbrella. It was at Express Scripts that I could actually define and put a title to the principles and processes I had followed. Now I’m taking every step I can to fully integrate myself into this world.


2)      What is your favorite project that you worked on or would like to work on?

The Patient Assurance Program was my favorite project, hands down. We often talk about Project Managers turning dreams and ideas into reality, and for millions of diabetic patients across the US, a fixed, affordable copay for insulin is now attainable. There is no better feeling than knowing that you have contributed to the betterment of someone’s life.


3)      What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I get a lot of satisfaction watching a project evolve into something tangible and looking back on the hurdles we jumped to get there. It may not look like much over the span of a few chaotic days or weeks, but when you get to the point where you notice the achievements, it’s hard not to feel proud.


4)      Where do you see yourself professionally in the next 3-5 years?

To start, I want to dive even deeper into project management and process improvement, simultaneously growing my understanding of my industry and the cross-functional partners I work with. In the next 3-5 years, I hope to be on the path to both people leadership and expertise in an area I’m truly passionate about, where I feel I can make a positive impact on my team and my organization.


5)    Who is a leader that you admire and why?

I am convinced that my department has the best leaders in our organization and I admire so many of them for a variety of reasons. However, one specific leader that has really made an impact on me is my Sr. Manager, Melissa Abrams. Melissa is the definition of a player-coach; not only is she a phenomenal people leader who genuinely cares for her team on both a personal and professional level, but she purposely seeks out opportunities to get into the weeds on complex projects herself. She provides guidance, support, and proof that you can, in fact, do both. She motivates her team to get out of their comfort zones while setting the example of it herself, and it’s especially inspiring for someone like myself who wants to go down a similar path.

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