Freudenberg - Innovating Together

Freudenberg - Innovating Together

Entrepreneurial Challenges

Our managers act as mentors for your personal development. They encourage you, as well as your colleagues, to tackle new tasks and to adopt more challenging roles in such processes. The company also assists you with a wide range of development programs. Take a look at two exemplary careers at Freudenberg:

 

 

Grow with early responsibilityhttp://www.freudenberg.com/en/Career/Pages/Wachsen-Sie-mit-früher-Verantwortung.aspxGrow with early responsibility<p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="grow with early responsibility.jpg" src="/en/Career/PublishingImages/grow%20with%20early%20responsibility.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:30%;" />Following the completion of his master's degree in automotive engineering in Shanghai, Tony Ren opted for the Freudenberg Group in China due to its attractive training program and clear career options. Ren quickly climbed the ladder – from a trainee in Germany to a business development manager and to the head of a Freudenberg Business Unit's marketing department in China – all that happening within just five years. Currently he works as a Global Commercial Manager responsible for the marine, oil and gas business at Klüber Lubrication, a Freudenberg Business Unit located in Germany.</p><p>Ren says that he has been able to grow into each new role thanks to intensive training and development programs and dedicated mentors, enabling him to provide added value for the company, of which one particular value is intercultural cooperation. With the support of top management and as part of a distinct career development plan, Ren has been re-located to Germany to take on an international commercial role. This enables him to broaden his view on international business and to gather experience in production planning, logistics and tax. He is currently also taking care of the company's top global marine customer and his "personal goals always go hand-in-hand with overall corporate goals".</p><p>After eight years with Freudenberg his summary for the time being is: "My initial decision in favor of Freudenberg was the right one. My expectations have been fully met."</p><p>At Freudenberg, new employees have a wide variety of possibilities for actively shaping their career:</p><ul><li> <strong>Trainees</strong> – specialist training opportunities</li><li> <strong>University graduates </strong>– opportunities including a program for junior scientists</li><li> <strong>Specialists</strong> – national programs, in some cases in cooperation with universities and institutes</li><li> <strong>Junior managers </strong>– via the Freudenberg Leadership Development Programs.</li></ul>
Set the pace for your careerhttp://www.freudenberg.com/en/Career/Pages/Bestimmen-Sie-das-Tempo-Ihrer-Karriere.aspxSet the pace for your career<p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="set the pace for your career.jpg" src="/en/Career/PublishingImages/set%20the%20pace%20for%20your%20career.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:30%;" />​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. </p><p>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.</p><p>At Freudenberg you can choose between a management or an expert career, supported by a number of career paths and Group-wide development programs:</p><ul><li> <strong>Freudenberg Leadership Development Program</strong>, a worldwide development initiative for people at the beginning of their management career</li><li> <strong>Executive Leadership Development Program</strong> a program for experienced managers, with a view to strengthening their leadership qualities and working together on the future of Freudenberg.</li></ul>

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