Ana’s new experiences didn’t stop at learning how to navigate in the snow. During her STA with the VFS Canada Wholesale team, she worked very closely with the Wholesale Finance System (WFS), a core system used by VFS and dealers in the USA, Canada and Mexico to schedule payments and check credit lines, funding and stock. Ana was able to compare and share best practices among Wholesale Operations in Canada, the USA and Brazil, and is assisting with the implementation of WFS in VFS Brazil. “This alignment between markets is a real win for me and for VFS as a whole,” Ana says. “I was able to see the best practices that could be applied to our business in Brazil, and the processes that could be aligned to avoid gaps in the future. And as WFS is a newer platform that is being adopted by an increasing number of markets, having familiarity with it is incredibly valuable.”
Ana’s STA in VFS Canada is one of several she has completed in the last 24 months. She joined VFS Brazil in 2012, and after two years, expressed interest in working abroad to her manager during a PBP discussion. Following this conversation, Ana headed to VFS in Mexico City in 2015 for a 45-day STA in the Wholesale department. She then worked in VFS USA in Greensboro, North Carolina from January to June of 2016 in the Wholesale and Credit departments.