Sourcing Manager, MAU Stargard, Poland
I started my career in Kalmar as a Sourcing Project Manager during the early development phase of the Stargard greenfield project, and was later promoted to Sourcing Manager. I am lucky to be surrounded by passionate people. Sourcing work is highly cross functional as we work with external suppliers and internal customers.
As the leader of the Sourcing and Supplier Development team, I set the direction for the supply chain in Eastern Europe. I establish targets and develop performance measures along with best sourcing practices, keeping a constant focus on team competence development.
The biggest challenge I face in my work is dealing with change while fulfilling high customer expectations. Just like steering a sailing boat, inch-by-inch adjustments in the direction are the best way to maintain stability and sustainable growth.
The best part of my job is the work I do with people, and specifically the opportunities I have to nurture individuals through coaching and mentoring. Kalmar’s global environment provides a lot of career opportunities, and we have a great working culture, great people and great products.
Maintaining work-life balance is always challenging since I truly enjoy my work. Nevertheless, my balance is kept naturally since I have a baby girl who doesn’t let my attention stay on work alone!