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Day in the Life – Cardi Nyarko

17 Feb 2021
Category: Blog
Author: Evan Pundyk

Arrive Logistics is a unique place to work because of our amazing employees. We sat down with Cardi Nyarko, Weekend Operations Manager on the Operations Team, to hear more about her role and why she loves being part of the Arrive team.

How did you learn about Arrive and start working here?

I started working at Arrive in December 2019. I learned about the company and the position from Adrian Dodds, Business Development Manager at Arrive. We had both been working together at a different company previously, and I was looking for a new opportunity. He referred me for a job at Arrive and that’s how I got here.

What does your daily routine look like?

My daily routine starts early. I usually wake up by 6:30 a.m. I have some coffee or tea to start the day, and then I’ll check in with my team at about 7 a.m. I’m the Weekend Operations Manager, so my schedule looks a little different than others. My Thursdays and Fridays run a bit differently than my Saturdays and Sundays. I’m usually done with the work day by 5:30 p.m., and I’ll spend the remainder of my night decompressing.

What does an average day in your role look like?

An average day is always a little different but is consistently busy. I check in with my team at 7 a.m. and hop on to Accelerate, Arrive’s proprietary transportation management system, to see what we have going on for the day. I help with coverage, check in with tracking and that will take me through lunch. I have one on one check-ins with each member of my team as well as a team check-in. We’ll do a recap at the end of the day and then check in on what’s coming up for the next day and ensure we’re prepped.

What do you prioritize in your work?

My highest priority in my role at Arrive is the people I work with. I have seven direct reports, and it’s my priority to do whatever I can to support them. If it’s something I can’t handle, I make sure to direct them to someone who can. My people are always my top priority.

How has your role at Arrive evolved?

My role at Arrive started as a Weekend Team Lead. When I first began, our team was brand new, and there wasn’t much of a structure. Since then, my team has grown quite a bit. Our processes have become more structured, and I’ve been promoted to Weekend Operations Manager. A lot has happened in the past year that I’ve been with Arrive, and every part of it has been a great learning experience. I especially love seeing all of the women we have here in leadership roles. 

How has Arrive grown since you first started?

Since I first started, I’ve seen Arrive have an incredible ability to change with the times, and I love that we take care of our people. It’s been a crazy past year, and Arrive has proven that we can adapt to whatever the world throws at us. I’ve also seen Arrive grow the business significantly since I’ve first started and roll out new technology. 

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I love to shop and read fashion blogs. I also spend time reading books, hanging out with my friends, traveling, watching horror films and enjoying TV shows. Right now my favorite show I’ve been watching is Lovecraft Country on HBO Max!

What are your goals for this year?

My professional goal for this year is to continue building and expanding the weekend team and supporting more accounts and managers. As far as personal goals, I’m hoping to purchase my first property! I’m based in the Arrive Chicago office, and I’m looking to purchase something on the north side of the city.

What keeps you at Arrive?

Arrive is a really fun place to work. I’ve never felt like I wanted to go home during the day. I love my job. Arrive cares about me as an individual and prioritizes my personal and professional growth. Everyone I work with has helped me evolve and get to the management position I am in today. Arrive helps me grow as a person, and everyone here genuinely cares about one another.

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