Sarah O'Hare has worked in Human Resources with the Freudenberg Group for 17 years. Over the course of time, her responsibilities have been continuously extended. She started as Director of Compensation at the Americas headquarters of a business unit and is now responsible for global talent management for the entire Group. In this function, she fosters the development of future executives. "I am honored to hold such a role," says O'Hare.
She herself has demonstrated what matters if you want to succeed. "Freudenberg and I – we always gave each other mutual opportunities." She says that the company gave her a variety of exciting responsibilities and always stretched her, "when I was ready for the next step." She says that she always received outstanding support – whether it was as a young mother when she was able to perform a management role in a four-day week, or later, with comprehensive opportunities for further leadership development. "A career is never a completed process and you still have a lot to learn every day, even when you have been an executive for many years," says O'Hare. This is precisely what she is committed to in her current role as Vice President Global Talent Management.
At Freudenberg you can choose between a management or an expert career, supported by a number of career paths and Group-wide development programs:
Freudenberg Leadership Development Program, a worldwide development initiative for people at the beginning of their management career
Executive Leadership Development Program a program for experienced managers, with a view to strengthening their leadership qualities and working together on the future of Freudenberg.