Frucor Suntory is hungry to make drinks better and WIN in market.
To achieve these goals, the trans-Tasman business has spent the last two years embedding a learning culture to support and lift the capability of their people.
One of the ways Frucor Suntory has done this is by introducing the online learning platform MySU (My Suntory University).
MySU is a joint business partnership with the Suntory Group, and offers employees the opportunity to learn at their own pace, selecting from thousands of courses from both Suntory University and LinkedIn Learning.
The online learning platform also empowered Frucor Suntory’s Capability Teams to have a complementary tool to classroom-style learning.
Since introducing MySU in May 2020, the Frucor team has logged into the platform more than 3,000 times.
Head of Sales Capability, Kirk Spinks says MySU has been instrumental in helping embed a culture of learning and lifting the capability of the commercial teams in Australia and New Zealand.
“A major benefit of MySU is that we can use the courses on the platform to create individual development plans for everyone in our commercial team.
“It’s about seeing where they are in their career journey, and then comparing it to the competencies needed to meet expectations in their current role – or to start taking steps into their next.
“MySU has been instrumental in keeping the teams motivated to invest and stay up to date with their learning,” Kirk continues.
“In the last 12 months, most team members across Sales Accounts for example, have completed at least one programme relevant to their role’s competencies through MySU.
“The real magic of the system is it focuses on soft skills or courses that aren’t as easy to deliver in a classroom or workshop situation. It also empowers our people to drive their learning in their own time – and in a way that’s meaningful for them.”
Capability Manager Aimee Sherer says the MySU feedback from the wider business has been hugely positive.
“Learning is crucial for personal and professional development – and for maintaining mental health.
“We’ve had so many people in our business embrace online self-directed learning, with many of our people leaders encouraging their team to log into MySU.”