Steep learning curve with support from colleagues
Mathias started his career at Danish Crown as a sales trainee in Denmark, where he gained extensive experience he could use in his further career. Today, Mathias works as a Sales Assistant at our sales office in Chiasso, Switzerland.
- From the beginning, my dream was to go abroad, so when my two-year trainee position was coming to an end, I went to my manager and told him I wanted my next step to be somewhere abroad - anywhere in the world, except for Germany which was a little too close to home, says Mathias.
Mathias was met with a steep learning curve, but also lots of support.
- It was a huge change. I had to learn a new language from scratch and a totally different culture. Luckily my colleagues helped me by speaking English in the beginning. The colleagues back home have also been very good at checking in on me and making sure I was ok.
Speed and quality are two things that don’t always go hand in hand, but in Mathias’ case they make up a motivating work duo.
- What motivates me is the speed of things. Quick transactions and processes. I’ve also grown up in the food industry, so I care deeply about quality. There’s a lot of responsibility involved too. Lots that can go wrong if you don’t pay attention.