As a humanities student, Linde Material Handling did not immediately come to mind as a potential employer. A Linde employee drew my attention to the company and aroused my interest: as a global player in the premium segment, Linde also offers non-engineers challenging roles and extensive development opportunities as part of the international KION Group.
Today, I am a trainer at the Linde Sales Academy and support an international network of trainers in the regions of South-East Asia and South America. The work in a global environment is exciting and is constantly developing: the global network of trainers has increased significantly in size within a short period of time and the Sales Academy team has also grown. It is an absolute pleasure to develop our international Linde colleagues as trainers, who then educate our salespeople – it lets me contribute to the increasing customisation of our offer for our customers. Ultimately, the opportunities to acquire know-how have increased significantly for the Linde sales organisation and our training calendar is fuller than ever before. We have expanded our offer and made it more professional, not least owing to the development and training activities that Linde provided for us trainers in the Sales Academy. The START programme was particularly valuable for new Linde employees: at the 9-day seminar, I got to know young colleagues from other departments with similar issues and was able to exchange experiences and ideas. This network continues to facilitate my everyday activities and also contributes to a good atmosphere within the company.
As a global player in the premium segment, Linde also offers non-engineers challenging roles and extensive development opportunities.
The exchange of ideas with my international trainer network is also important and rewarding. While a great deal can be achieved via email, telephone and video conferencing, personal contact remains essential. I therefore travelled a lot from the very beginning. For example, in Malaysia, I experienced the establishment of the new branch in Shah Alam near Kuala Lumpur. In doing so, I discovered the special challenges faced by the local colleagues. Now, we can more easily align our offer at the headquarters to the needs of our Malay colleagues and provide even better service wherever customers need us. In short, the work within our global sales organisation has already taken me to a number of different locations, is extremely dynamic, diverse and, in my opinion, meets all the requirements of an interesting career.