"I work on challenging
tasks and have lots of
responsibility."

BEUMER Christian Penger

Christian Penger

Director Corporate Management (former participant of International Graduate Programme)

BEUMER Group Holding (Germany)

Working for BEUMER Group since 2009 

What I like
about my job...

... is being able to work independently and assume responsibility. Although I have to follow certain guidelines in my job, basically I can chose my own path to achieve my objectives. This fact was as true during the graduate programme and continues day by day in my function as Director Corporate Management.

Starting as a trainee was just the right step for me. Besides giving university graduates an excellent introduction to working life, the graduate programme provides a number of opportunities to work abroad. By working in many different parts of the company, a trainee can quickly set up his own network and get to know the respective contacts in the company. During my period as a graduate, I learned at an early stage that taking over responsibility is more than just a slogan. From the beginning they said: "Now it's your project". I had the task to implement a project management tool for improving capacity planning at our company in the USA.

After the graduate programme, I implemented the same software solution at Crisplant, our Danish company. Although it's the same tool, the launch in Denmark cannot be compared with that in the USA. The companies are very different owing to their respective structures and cultural factors. This made my job even more interesting.

Since June 2014 I am Director Corporate Management of BEUMER Group Holding. Together with my team, I develop challenging processes and tools within BEUMER Group. I appreciate the freedom to implement together with my colleagues our own ideas. We are motivated every day by the cooperation with our international group companies: If you speak up for the colleagues all over the BEUMER world, you can feel the esteem you receive for the work you do day by day. It is fun to work in such an environment.

What I like
about BEUMER Group...

... is the fact that BEUMER Group is an innovative family-owned company that looks to the future. This is reflected in the corporate strategy which is clearly oriented to the long-term success. At BEUMER Group one feels right away that the company puts great trust in its employees. Achieving business objectives is always a joint endeavor. Thanks to the relatively flat hierarchy and quick decision making, projects can be implemented in a short time and employees have the feeling that they can move the company forward.