What drove your decision to
I started with Glatfelter in 2008 as an apprentice within a dual education system. In that time I rotated through different departments and obtained theoretic and practical experience. In the region where I was living, Glatfelter is well known and when I discovered the dual education system, I immediately applied for the apprenticeship.
What was your first position
with Glatfelter? Describe the additional opportunities you’ve
experienced during your tenure.
My first position was in the marketing department as Marketing Assistant, located in Gernsbach, Germany. Amongst others, I was responsible for the organization of all CFBU related fairs (tradeshows) worldwide. This gave me the opportunity to learn more about our products and to get in touch with different kinds of people and cultures. It was a great opportunity to develop myself in regards to interpersonal skills, being a good communicator, time management and many, many other things.
What has been your most
rewarding career moment at Glatfelter?
Glatfelter gave me the exciting opportunity to join the human resources (HR) department in our new site in Dresden, after having two great years in the marketing department.
What is your primary
responsibility within Glatfelter’s operations?
I’m working in the HR department at our Dresden facility. After the acquisition in May 2013, I was involved in the integration process within marketing and in December 2013, I completely relocated to Dresden and took over the responsibility in HR.
Tell us about an exciting or
challenging project you have worked on at Glatfelter.
The most exciting and challenging project was and still is, my new role within Glatfelter. To grow into the current HR position and integrate the new mill into our CFBU processes.
What are the key skills and
competencies required in your current role?
One of the key skills in my current position is being a champion and leader for change management. The Dresden acquisition was an exciting moment not only for Glatfelter, but also for the PEOPLE on-site in Dresden. Vision, targets, focus points, aligning with Glatfelter’s Core Values, leading and motivating were all essential during the integration process.
What advice would you give to
someone considering employment with Glatfelter?
The Glatfelter Company is globally represented and always able to adapt to a changing environment. You will get the opportunity to grow with the business but all employees need to exhibit adaptability.
Can you talk about a time that
you saw one or more of our Core Values displayed?
Yes, especially in times when the business results are not as we expected; all units take part in financial discipline.
How do you strike a good
work/life balance? Does the company help you do this?
Glatfelter Dresden offers a flexible work schedule so that I’m able to go to private appointments during the work day. This makes things easier to manage.