Workflow with Bianca De Candia, Senior Client Partnerships Manager

For this edition of Workflow, we have Bianca De Candia, Senior Client Partnerships Manager at Bauer Media Group, talking about who really makes the best coffee in town.

Workflow is an interview series by Balance the Grind to get a glimpse into people’s working styles and workspaces. If you’re interested in sharing your workflow, submit it here!

Describe what you do: I’m the Senior Client Partnerships Manager at Bauer Media Group, who recently merged with Pacific Magazines. The exciting part of my job is that I get to work on the large-scale, long-term partnership campaigns across the business. I get to see an idea come to life over a period, and work closely with clients to leverage their campaign messaging across our wide variety of content streams.

I am so lucky that I have been able to work with my clients repeatedly over the past few years, so they have very much become more like friendship than just a business partnership! Becoming part of the Bauer family has opened the opportunity to work across a wider network of brands including: marie claire, Elle, Gourmet Traveller, Harper’s Bazaar, Home Beautiful (to only name a few), making us one of the core media businesses around Australia with the largest female reach and network – which I am really excited about!

How do you like your coffee: Twice a day – a strong & skinny Cappuccino! Here is a shout out to the amazing team at Room 10 in Potts Point NSW who make THE BEST coffee in town – controversial I know, but it’s true!

Device(s) you use: I’m not the biggest techy, so my set up is basic. Usually on a day to day basis at work I use a HP laptop which makes it easy for me to be able to run to and from meetings & easily take notes, and answer emails. However, given we have all been working from home for the past few months, I’m working mainly off a larger computer monitor to help when working on those intricate excel docs.

Describe your working style in one sentence: Every day is rather structured and organised – working with a lot of clients means being organised is key, so a well ordered ‘to do’ list is vital to survive the day.

What does your work space look like: Not chic I’m afraid. My partner and I live in a small apartment, so we have currently taken over our dining table to create our current work from home desk spaces. I have one half, and he has the other! There are lots of cords everywhere, and it’s hard to keep neat. But I do have a nice peep of the city view from where I sit so it’s not all bad!

How does your workspace affect your creative process: I usually love to keep my workspace neat and tidy, when I have things all over the place I don’t feel structured or organised. Usually when my desk is a total mess it’s a reflection of where my head is at during a busy time at work. I really like to surround myself with images of my family and even just some inspiring fashion images that help to keep my head in the game!

Do you have a favourite playlist for work: I am currently listening to the Big Little Lies playlist on Spotify while I work – it’s the perfect mix of old and new very chilled background beats.

Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: My best friend & long-time work colleague Courtenay McDermott!

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Hey there! I'm Hao, the Editor-in-Chief at Balance the Grind. We’re on a mission to showcase healthy work-life balance through interesting stories from people all over the world, in different careers and lifestyles.