Five questions to Simone
Simone, Key Account Manager Sales at Saint-Gobain Sekurit
Please introduce yourself.
My name is Simone, I am 38 years old and I am Key Account Manager in Sales at Saint-Gobain Sekurit in Herzogenrath. I have been with Saint-Gobain for 22 years, first completed my training at Saint-Gobain Glass and then my bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. I spent 10 years in logistics, six years ago I changed departments, first as Key Account Assistant, then as Head of Sales for Series and Spare Parts Management.
What do you think is so special about working at Saint-Gobain?
As I like to travel very much, I'm happy to get around a lot. I have close customer contacts with the car manufacturers, which is great because I like to negotiate and sell. In addition, there are wonderfully flexible working hours, a home office arrangement and a fairly international environment. I also find the importance of health at Saint-Gobain and the free offers really outstanding. At my location, these include, for example, examinations of the intraocular pressure, the musculoskeletal system or flu vaccinations - measures for which I would otherwise have to pay the family doctor extra and which I therefore regularly use in the company. Simply perfect!
How do you notice that you are working for an innovative company that cares about the living spaces of the future?
People spend more and more time in their cars. The car thus also becomes a living space. And cars now drive independently, have many additional functions and help systems. This requires more efficient and innovative products and we are part of it.
What makes your career at Saint-Gobain so special?
Certainly my move from logistics to sales. That after 10 years you can approach a completely new topic again is certainly not the case with every company. At Saint-Gobain this is even encouraged.
What kind of people do you think should apply to Saint-Gobain?
We are looking for young people who want to gain international experience. Therefore we offer a good start with many opportunities within the organization to implement your ideas. The company is also open to experienced people who want to change the content. Just like I did.