A Senior Sourcing Specialist for Unum, Jason Clutter joined the U.S. Army in 1993 where he attended Airborne and Ranger School and was assigned to the Third Ranger Battalion at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Jason was later commissioned as a Logistics Officer and went on to have a 20-year career in the military with multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as peacekeeping deployments to Kosovo and Sinai, Egypt.
Despite only being with the company for a few months, Jason believes he has found a home in Unum and is excited for what the future holds.
In a Q&A with WorkWell, Jason shares what he learned during his time in the Army and how he’s using that experience to transition to life in the corporate sector.
WorkWell: When did you start working at Unum?
Jason: I started with the company in September. I was approached by a recruiting firm on the opportunity to take my military and long-running supply management backgrounds to Unum in its efforts to revitalize the Supply Management team, specifically supporting the Strategic Sourcing group.
WorkWell: Did you self-identify when you applied for this job or after?
WorkWell: Are there any difficulties in your current job you’ve experienced since leaving the military?
Jason: The military builds structure and discipline, so for me the biggest struggle is the slower pace of the work environment. I’m constantly itching to do more and get involved with projects. I like taking on new challenges and providing superior support to my business partners so that they are successful in helping the company reach its goals.
WorkWell: What advice would you give to coworkers who are working with a veteran?
Jason: Get to know them as a person and try to identify what they’ve been through. For example, I have an outgoing and fun personality but take my job very seriously. When it comes to work, I don’t want anything sugarcoated. I want to know when I do something wrong and how it should be done so I can ensure the same mistakes aren’t made again.
WorkWell: What advice would you give to a veteran who is thinking about working at Unum?
Jason: As the Nike saying goes, just do it! In the short time I’ve been a part of the Unum family, I can’t see myself leaving. I’m very happy and excited about the future I have with Unum and look forward to taking on new challenges each and every day.