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General Manager: SSU + TSCTA NJ
Saeideh Paredes worked for TSC Training Academy (TSCTA) LIC division for 12 years as the Administrative Coordinator. In November 2018 she got promoted to General Manager for our subsidiaries Safety Supplies Unlimited and TSCTA NJ. In this role, she oversees 3 SSU retail locations, S&S Safety and the training division. During her time with TSCTA, Saeideh helped implement new procedures, assist staff with understanding and enforcing DOB, OSHA, EPA & FDNY training requirements, assisted in collaborative marketing efforts and increased revenue and sales, while overseeing a team of 15+. Saeideh was a key individual for the opening of our training academy in the Bronx. She also handled high profile client accounts such as the NYC School Construction Authority, MTA, NYCTA, MACYs, Northwell and more. She poses vast knowledge of NYC DOB Building codes, OSHA and FDNY regulations. Saeideh was featured as the New York Real Estate Journal’s Executive of the Month for May 2019.
Birthplace: Manhasset, Long Island
Education: BA from Queens College in Sociology and Media Studies
First job outside of construction safety: Retail
First job in construction safety or allied field: My first construction related job was with TSCTA-LIC in 2007 where I worked as an administrative assistant. I never looked back since!
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am now the General Manager of SSU and TSCTA-NJ. I plan to continue pursuing my career in the construction field and gain as much experience as possible to help assist the market.
How do you unwind from a busy day? I like to unwind after a busy day by spending time with family, jamming to my favorite music and working out.
One word to describe your work environment: Challenging
Rules to live by in business: I learned that you are only as strong as your team is. In order to be a well-respected manager, you have to lead by example and truly appreciate the staff you work with. Also, understanding and accepting the fact that sometimes you, your business or your staff may face challenges but that is never an excuse to give up. What truly defines you and how successful you will be is determined by how quickly you bounce back and what you learn from your hardships.
What is your dream job? My dream job is one where I can continue to grow, watch the business become successful, help others learn and succeed.