Building My Career
Funnily enough, I started my career in supply chain 10 years ago in the same company and department as Michal at a leading organisation in Cosmetics . When Michal moved to Russia, I moved to Germany and led our category supply planning. Following which, I was given the opportunity to supervise customer services across 14 markets, including a range of exotic locations.
I later moved onto a Tobacco organisation as a Scheduling Manager, which was equally challenging and rewarding. I was able to see the other side of the mirror and experience the impact we, as planners, have on schedulers. Alongside this, I also had opportunity to work on new product innovations and implementations, and manage teams ranging from 3 to 30 colleagues.
I came to MDLZ last year joining the Hub, and my scope is very similar to Michal’s, with just scope of plants varying. I currently manage four plants across Italy, Germany and the UK. If I were to sum up our key aim, it is to ensure we strike the right balance between service and cost. Our challenge is to maximise and provide exceptional customer service, whilst also being conscious of cost. This balance is key to all which we do.