- Nora Winkler-Kofoed
- 39 år
- Ansat siden 2003
How would you describe your field and main task?
I am Business Analyst at AA/SEN. In that job role, I am part of the AA management team and responsible for reporting and monitoring business key figures. I work closely together with our sales managers and consolidate the sales budgets for planning and forecasts.
I also administrate the trade agreements that we have with our customers and make sure that we build accruals to be able to pay bonus to them at year-end. It is my task to estimate and calculate the amounts, to initiate the payout, and to make sure that we do that in compliance with our rules and guidelines. I also support sales in setting-up contracts that are as standardized as possible. It is important to make sure that we cover all concessions that we give to our customers and that we do that in a clever way.
On top of that, I often work in side projects that can be sales related or in efficiency projects that automate our internal processes.
When time allows it, I enjoy facilitating workshops and by this helping others to improve processes, and teamwork or find answers to strategic or organizational questions.
What are the most exciting and challenging parts of your job?
The cooperation with my colleagues, I enjoy most. We are a very various team with different cultural backgrounds and history. I like to be close to where decisions are made and to contribute with my input and experience.
Furthermore, I work a lot with sales people who I regard as “internal” customers. I enjoy supporting them in taking the right decisions for our external customers out in the market. I feel that I can make a difference to their daily work.
Since I am a target-oriented person, I enjoy following our target fulfillment in sales. It is always an exciting journey to follow them and to see if and especially how we reach it throughout the year.
My move from Germany to Denmark, integration into the country, learning the language and culture, making friends, learning a new sales channel with new job tasks in times of cost cutting projects and entering into a managerial position all at the same time – that was definitely a true challenge.
How do you use your education in your position?
I mostly use the experience that I gained during my internships and stays from abroad, but also from case studies in management and marketing, especially in my first working years. Later on, experience in the job gets more important.
What are three most important things for you in your job at Bosch?
The most important to me is to have tasks that are meaningful, that they have a purpose that makes sense. I also appreciate that I can be flexible in the organization of my work. Finally, I need to be able to learn and grow both for myself but also together with my peers. Without them it would be very boring.
Why is Bosch an attractive company for you?
At Bosch I feel that I belong to a team that cares for each other and that works very hard to reach our ambitious common goals. Being a part of this huge Bosch family means being part of s.th. bigger: Here, new products and services of tomorrow are developed that make life easier to so many people in so many areas of life, this is fascinating.