Michèle, you joined Grammer with a bachelor’s degree and went directly into the HQ as a GPS Engineer. Please give us an insight into your Grammer story so far.
I wrote my thesis on Visual Management Tools in Grammer’s Production System sector. After completing my bachelor's degree, I was given the opportunity of completing an internship abroad to conduct a pilot phase (KPI Boards) at our Mexican site in Querétaro. Here I gained valuable insights into another culture and I developed personally. The very good experience in the context of my bachelor thesis and the subsequent internship abroad in Mexico has shown that it is the right thing to stay with Grammer.
You are starting out as a business psychologist in an engineering profession. How can your qualifications and experience combine with one another in this field?
I have already been able to gather experience in different areas and sectors. This helps me to deal with open new topics in my current job and to react flexibly. I am able to put the acquired competence from my business psychology studies (especially work, organisational and personnel psychology) into practice. Within the framework of the production system, I can make a contribution to linking the technical system more closely with the social system = "socio-technical system".
What fascinates you about your job?
What is great about my work is that my role encompasses the whole project life cycle. From conceptual design to control and coordination with various internal interfaces, project management to monitoring of test phases in the factories and planning the global roll-out. I am glad to be in close contact with our national and international colleagues and also go on international business trips. It is a great chance to utilise the different cultures in our company as a source for new and creative thinking
What do you value about Grammer as an employer?
Grammer and, in particular, my specialist department gave me the freedom and opportunity to "play a part" in shaping our company. In addition, I particularly like the daily diversity and variety, no two days are the same. I love the daily challenges. One day it is all about clarifying questions of content. And on another I am planning workshops or training for our GPS network. I also learn every day what it means to be challenged and encouraged.