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Sabrina’s Development to People Manager

In the past 12 years at Kuehne + Nagel, Sabrina has developed professionally and personally to a people manager. As her responsibilities gradually grew, so did the size of her team. Her career with us began in 2006, after a traineeship in another logistics company, when she joined our overland business unit.

In her student days, Sabrina had heard a lot about Kuehne + Nagel and the company’s focus on employee development. “Back in school, the general conception was that trainees at Kuehne + Nagel are always the best. Already at the time Kuehne + Nagel was known to be a place where you can grow and develop”, she explains. Last but not least, Sabrina was attracted by the company’s size and different business units, whereas her first employer focused only on overland. All of these considerations convinced her to send her CV over, and to steer her career to success.

At Kuehne + Nagel, Sabrina initially planned the overland transportation activities for the Austria and Switzerland business. Then she moved to the "Italy team", where her team leader quickly noticed her people skills and prepared her to become his successor upon his retirement. “I was happy with the new challenge that I was offered as Team Leader”, she recalls. “In this department our main priority is to keep the customer satisfied, which in the transportation sector can be stressful at times. Thanks to my own experience as a planner I could always easily place myself in the shoes of my team members resulting in a better understanding for the challenges they encounter.”

Step by step her responsibilities and her team continued to grow, first by taking responsibility over the bigger Eastern Europe team, and finally by accepting her current challenge as Manager Planning. “In this role I’m leading a team of 60 people. There can be quite a big workload, but luckily I can always count on my team. I believe that in return for their efforts it’s my responsibility as a manager to give them tools to make their lives easier, by striving to simplifying processes, improving our IT tools and by developing them. Especially the latter is important to me, since I also got the chance to develop myself. Development opportunities are motivating and the road to success both individually as collectively.”

Would you also like to work in a company with development opportunities? Then check our open vacancies in our Career Portal: https://jobs.kuehne-nagel.com

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