The POZCAST: Career & Life Journeys with Adam Posner

BEST OF #thePOZcast: E105 Jackson Jeyanayagam: Real, Actionable Golden Career Advice: VP & GM at Clorox

Episode Summary

Jackson Jeyanayagam: Vice President & General Manager of DTC at the Clorox Company In this episode, Jackson discusses the importance of people-first in business. Jackson has had some terrific experiences-- whether it be joining Chipotle as Head of Digital via cold outreach, getting involved at Boxed during its early years, or joining a legacy brand like Clorox Company. Like most top performers, Jackson has been able to hone his ability to listen to his gut when his next step is unclear, and it’s led him on an illustrious career path. Jackson sits down and really fills in the blanks between each point on his resume, and explains his thought process in moving from company to company. For those thinking about making a transition or just planning out their career trajectory, Jackson takes a refreshingly thorough look at why he has made the moves that he has. He and I break down company culture, and how to confidently negotiate the terms of your own hire. We also dive into strategies for building strong teams and how to handle crises like COVID-19 when you may need to pivot quickly in a way you hadn’t expected. Jackson is a very real guy and you can feel his passion for working with great people within his company and flinging himself into new challenges. He also has a knack for being blunt, although empathetic, when things need to be resolved quickly. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review/rating: The POZCast is brought to you by our friends at Interseller - the prospecting + outreach platform of recruiters and sellers. Whether you’re doubling down on business development or recruiting talent, Interseller does all the heavy lifting of finding contact data, automating the email and follow-up process, and syncs all that rich data into 20+ CRMs and ATSs. Reach out and get going in a 2-week *free* trial today and let them know you heard about them from Adam on the POZCast. Check out a free demo today!

Episode Notes

2:53 - Prediction on American Politics
3:54 - Start of the Career Journey
8:32 - How important is HAPPINESS?
11:20 - How to Lead People
12:41 - Best Mentor for Jackson
13:32 - How much to trust your Gut?
15:07 - Agency Background is Desirable?
19:14 - Job Search
22:35 - The Box Story
24:03 - How do you define Brand?
25:35 - Be a Customer First, before you become an Employee
27:02 - Title is just Ego
30:12 - Clorox Experience
32:33 - Coach is important
35:20 - Best Of both worlds
36:57 - Covid scenario for Clorox
39:03 - Go-to Interview Questions
42:03 - What does Authentic mean?
43:20 - SIlver Linings
45:02 - Jax's North Star