Under the motto “Gender Diversity in Purchasing”, the CBS Career Day „Einkauf und Personal“ (“Purchasing and Human Resources”) networked CBS students with companies for the fifth time. As one of the many networking events on campus, the Career Day offers students the opportunity to establish direct contact with companies at an early stage.
This year Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Fröhlich welcomed company representatives from Esprit, Wind & Vibes, Lush, KPMG, SAP, Lanxess, Bäro, TÜV Rheinland, Great Place to Work, AMC, eismann, Babor, Hüttenes-Albertus, Ströer and Kerkhoff Consulting to the campus. In particular, the guest speakers discussed the question “How self-sufficient can women shape their path in purchasing /management positions?” and gave tips for career planning in their lectures.
1. Gundula Ullah (Esprit): Lean in!
Which “ingredients” promote a successful career in supply chain management? In her presentation, Gundula Ullah, Vice President Central Procurement Non-Merchandise at Esprit, compared competencies with components of a “magic potion” that acts as a real career booster. As a basic ingredient, she took expert knowledge in her own field, which she enriched with high motivation and good work results. Everything would be rounded off by regular feedback rounds and the development of a professional network.
2. Lisette Nap (DB Schenker): Never miss a good opportunity!
Lisette Nap, Vice President Global Ocean Solutions at DB Schenker, described a female perspective on leadership in her presentation. A successful career path depended for her on the inner attitude. Using her own career path, she recommended that students courageously embark on new paths and always seize good opportunities. She had assumed the position of Head Verticle Market Healthcare APAC in Singapore for a year and a half – an experience from which she had profited greatly.