After studying materials science at the TU Darmstadt and earning my PhD in production technology, I deliberately chose to work at Heraeus. While materials science is still a foreign concept for many companies, Heraeus made great advances in this field very early on.
As a group manager Innovation Infrared, I enjoy a great deal of freedom and have wide scope for decision-making. I greatly value this. Furthermore, I’m a fan of interdepartmental work. At Heraeus, this is more than expressly welcome; particularly in my area, it is actually part of the daily routine. In my current project, for example, I am working with several different areas of Heraeus. This makes it possible for me to think outside the proverbial box every day.
Heraeus is helping me to excel and grow. I recently joined a special Talent Management Program. A development plan tailored specifically for me is helping me clarify my long-term professional goals. Through seminars and continuing education programs, for example, I am acquiring the business administration skills that were not part of my training as an engineer. I give Heraeus a lot of credit for not simply throwing me in at the deep end; instead, I am being gradually introduced to my new responsibilities. For me, participating in the Talent Management program is both an honor and a motivational boost.