What’s your job title?
Director, Sales & Operations - UK
How long have you been working for Konecranes?
Describe your role in one sentence?
Orders, Sales and Growth for the business.
What do you do on an average working day?
Sales management with the different sales units within Service business. This involves reviewing technical and commercial aspects of offers & on-going projects, forecasting & funnel management, and strategic planning for business development and growth.
How did you get into your career?
Apprenticeship with Konecranes.
What do you enjoy most about your role at Konecranes?
The people I work with.
Have you been promoted since you joined Konecranes?
Yes, my career with Konecranes started as an apprentice Service technician. After 6 years I took a role as an Electrical Project Engineer and after a further 2 years gained a promotion to Engineering Manager. In 2015, I was appointed to UK Product Sales Manager and in 2019 appointed Director for Sales & Operations for UK.
Since joining Konecranes, what has been your proudest professional achievement to date?
My proudest professional achievement personally was completing my BEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering degree with 1st class honours in 2016.
What’s the one piece of advice would you could offer to someone new, joining your department?
With the right attitude and dedication, Konecranes is a fantastic company to work for as opportunities arise that enable you to showcase your skills and develop professionally for a global market leader.
Finally, what’s the best thing you like about working at Konecranes?!
Variety and new challenges each day, something I have found in every role I have worked in from technician through to management. This gives you that added motivation when waking up each morning.