My international workplace: from Poland to Luxembourg
The Polish city of Wroclaw, which lies at the intersection of some important historical trade routes, is a strategic transportation hub in the heart of Europe. It is in this city, which is also renowned for its excellent universities, that Agnieszka immersed herself in her logistics studies and found a job in the local Kuehne + Nagel Integrated Logistics department. Four years after starting her Kuehne + Nagel journey, she transferred to our office in Luxembourg for her next challenge as a Management Trainee.
During her Master’s, Agnieszka joined Kuehne + Nagel Wroclaw as a Logistics Operation Specialist in the automotive team while dedicating the weekends to her university studies. With a sound grasp of the French language, she was placed on an industrial project to supervise a customer’s factory located in France about a year later and then promoted to Supervisor. Since the very beginning, Agnieszka has been fascinated by Integrated Logistics.
“Integrated Logistics fascinates me because of the complexity of the services", she explains. "You need to fit all the different pieces of the supply chain puzzle into one working machinery, from managing the warehousing activities to the freight forwarding of goods – all while harmonising each of the different parties and people involved. The way all of these elements come together into a supply chain solution that meets or even exceeds the customer's expectation is what I like so much", Agnieszka concludes.
So when the chance arose for Agnieszka to get an all-round experience within the different teams of Kuehne + Nagel Luxembourg's Integrated Logistics unit, she didn't have to think twice. “I signed up as a candidate for the KN BuILdUp traineeship in Kuehne + Nagel Luxembourg because it is very interesting for self-development. Thanks to the rotation system that allows you to discover different teams you not only gain operational knowledge, but you can also develop your skills in Business Management, Process Engineering, Continuous Improvement, and Project Management", she explains. "And as for the international part, I've done several internships abroad as a student so I'm used to living elsewhere and I also saw moving to Luxembourg as a chance to improve my French and English."
Despite being far from home, Agnieszka is well integrated in our Luxembourg office. "I just finished my rotation in Project Management which I liked a lot. Again it's almost like putting puzzle pieces together since you have to coordinate people and time lines to make it all work. My next stop is Continuous Improvement which I'm also quite excited for." As she is gathering new insights into the department, Agnieszka in turn can share her own best practices from the Polish counterpart. “I’m happy that I can use my knowhow and experience from Poland in another Integrated Logistics office. This is what we have to do: share knowledge between projects and people. If you don’t keep it for yourself, we as a company will improve faster.”
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