Employed with Trotec since:
My personal work motto:
I keep educating myself to get ahead and achieve my goals.
This is how I would describe my job to a friend:
I'm responsible for choosing suppliers. This means that I look for new suppliers, negotiate with suppliers and evaluate existing suppliers. I am also involved in strategic projects.
I spend most of my work day...
… in negotiations and talking to suppliers (often on the phone and by email, but also often in face-to-face meetings).
The coolest thing about my job is...
No two days are the same. The scope of my role is very varied and enables me to go on quite a few business trips. Furthermore, Trotec is an innovative, fast-growing company with a fantastic product.
"When I tell friends that I am working at the purchasing department they believe that I often receive gifts and invitations, but that's not true anymore. Nowadays it's often the case that we pay the bill when we meet suppliers."- A funny anecdote from my work life - Norbert Mateiasevici -
The thing I appreciate most about Trotec is:
The atmosphere at work: There are flat hierarchies; you are addressed informally by everyone, and everyone is very helpful toward others. I also have a really great and understanding manager.
Something personal about myself:
I came to Austria at the age of four with my family from Romania. As my mum grew up in the Hungarian-speaking part of Romania, and my dad in the Serbian part, I speak lots of languages. In addition to German and English, I can speak Romanian, Hungarian, Serbian and Slovakian. I'm also doing a master's in Supply Chain Management at the University of Applied Science – on top of my full-time job.