Mette’s role involves managing and developing the Danish Rexroth division as well as Sales Excellence in the North European region. She does this working in close cooperation with the Danish and North European management teams. Mette says that she learns a lot from these collaborations, especially working with the North European General Manager, whom she considers as her mentor and sparring partner.
Mette applied for her first position in Bosch as a HR Manager in “the good old-fashioned way”. She found an advertisement for the position at Rexroth on Jobindex, and submitted her application. “I spent my first 4 years in Bosch working as HR Manager for Rexroth Denmark, which was the perfect entrance into the organisation for me. I was given a lot of responsibility and scope for autonomy right from the start, which made me grow both professionally and personally”. Two years ago, Mette took over the position as Deputy Director of Rexroth Denmark: “To be offered such a radical career shift from HR management to sales management is, to me, a clear indicator of Bosch’s strong commitment to developing talents”. Furthermore, she can relate to Bosch’s values, which correspond to her own beliefs. “This gives me a real sense of purpose.”
Today, she would not hesitate to advise any interested talent to apply for a position at Bosch. Mette’s work days are often very busy. “I usually encounter many diverse challenges every day, which I try to solve in cooperation with my fantastic colleagues. Most days, reflecting on my busy day at work on my way home, I feel we have found some good solutions together – or at least taken the first steps in the right direction.”
For Mette, Bosch is an interesting company: “To give an example, the diversity of products and technologies in Bosch is unique in comparison to many other companies. Most people are not aware of just how diversified Bosch actually is. This product diversity gives Bosch the power to stay at the forefront of development and market trends”. Mette also appreciates the work performed by Bosch as a foundation, which supports many charitable causes all over the world.
“My biggest challenge now has been my biggest challenge since I started”. Mette believes that “we must strive continuously to develop the organisation into something better than it was yesterday”.
Her focus is mainly on the culture, due to her conviction that a good culture produces good business results. “We have a very friendly culture at Bosch, which I believe is one of our biggest assets. Being part of a community that cares about people is of key importance to me.”