Success stories

Something’s always afoot at the SHARKGROUP! Roles and responsibilities change a lot over time, along with the employees.

We are so proud so many employees have been part of our group for so many years. It has shown how different and varied careers can be. What all these different stories have in common is their flexibility, team spirit and huge commitment.

We are proactive in helping our employees develop their careers and themselves and work with them to find the most suitable path for them and the SHARKGROUP.

We are delighted to show you some success stories here. Maybe you’ll have a similar story to tell one day?

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An all-all-all-rounder

Rahel Bachmann

Rahel’s success story, which hopefully is not over yet! Her 360° knowledge of all aspects of internal sales, purchasing and our ERP system makes her one of our most ...

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IT specialist

Karin Schmidt

Karin has cross-departmental, sound company knowledge that can only be built up over many years. She is another flexible Sharky who has already proven her extraordinary ...

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Managing director

Janine Heberle

Janine probably holds the distinction of having one of the longest careers at SHARKGROUP. Over the years, she has developed a huge amount of passion ...

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Trainee

Romana Bruhin

We had long been mulling over the idea of running a programme to train up promising junior staff so they can take on demanding areas of responsibility ...

An all-all-all-rounder – Rahel Bachmann

Rahel’s success story, which hopefully is not over yet! Her 360° knowledge of all aspects of internal sales, purchasing and our ERP system makes her one of our most stable and flexible pillars in the Group. No other Sharky has had so many different jobs or been in so many places as she has. Starting in the sales office as a commercial all-rounder for Direct Handling, she took care of accounts payable and receivable in addition to handling customer service, quotations and entering orders. If that wasn’t enough, she also helped out in marketing. It was during her special project – moving Direct Handling stock to Tuggen – that she definitely discovered her “love” for profiles and skirting boards. For more than a month she had to sort out every single profile across the entire, completely chaotically run, warehouse and send it to Tuggen in adapted pallets – a horrendous task that surely would have scared off anyone else. But it was this tough experience that ultimately brought Rahel into quality control and purchasing. She took over the department, which had not existed until then, and built it up bit by bit. At the same time, she completed her training and passed her exams to become a purchasing specialist. At the end of 2018, she returned to sales as head of sales in-house for the companies Direct Handling and enia. It didn’t take us very long to realise there was just one candidate suitable for this role: Rahel. She has been involved right from the start in implementing the ERP system, knows all the processes in the internal sales department and, thanks to the purchasing department, has the expertise needed to calculate pricing. She has quickly developed into a very efficient and knowledgeable contact person and has optimised all processes together with her new team in the sales office.

 
 

EDV Profi - Karin Schmidt

Abteilungsübergreifende, fundierte Unternehmenskenntnisse wie sie nur über viele Jahre aufgebaut werden können. Karin Schmidt ist ein weiterer flexibler Sharky, der sein aussergewöhnliches Engagement bereits in vielen Aufgabengebieten beweisen konnte. Ihre Berufung hat sie in der EDV der SHARKGROUP gefunden.
Im Jahr 2011 hat Karin als kaufmännische Allrounderin gestartet und ist so, wie sie selbst sagt, in die
SHARKGROUP reingerutscht. Mit der Kundenbetreuung, Angebots- und Auftragserfassung, der Kreditoren- und Debitorenbuchhaltung sowie Aufgaben im Marketing hat Karin das Büro geschmissen und sich ein umfängliches, abteilungsübergreifendes Wissen aufgebaut. Im Jahr 2012 hat sie ihr erstes IT Projekt eingeführt, welches sie aktiv bei der Programmierung begleitet hatte. Damals noch nichts ahnend, welchen Schwerpunkt IT / EDV in ihrer zukünftigen Tätigkeit einnehmen wird. Im Jahr 2013 konnte Karin parallel zum bestehenden Aufgabengebiet durchstarten. Sie übernahm  die Kundenbetreuung, die Angebots- und Auftragsbearbeitung sowie den Einkauf und die Shop-Pflege. Ebenfalls repräsentierte sie SHARK
GROUP als Unternehmensgruppe an Messen und Roadshows in der Schweiz und in Deutschland.
Irgendwann war das alles nicht mehr unter einem Hut bzw. in einem «normalen» Arbeitstag unterzubringen. Karin bekam Verstärkung und konnte sich laufend mehr und mehr den IT Projekten und Thematiken widmen. Durch ihre Vorkenntnisse aus früheren Stellen und der Affinität zu IT zusammen mit den umfangreichen Unternehmenskenntnissen, hat sie Schritt für Schritt ihre eigene EDV Abteilung aufgebaut und schon etliche Monsterprojekte erfolgreich durchgeführt.

A managing director with a passion – Janine Heberle

Janine probably holds the distinction of having one of the longest careers at SHARKGROUP. Over the years, she has developed a huge amount of passion for the business as well as being highly knowledgeable, and today she is an important member of the management team.

Janine joined the SHARKGROUP as executive board assistant back in 2007 and also provided support for projects, marketing and personnel. At the beginning it was not quite clear what work Janine would be doing. But that was probably quickly forgotten because then, as now, there was always a lot to do! Showing grit and determination, she had to fight her way through her first main task: filing all the brands and patents. But even then she knew that she wanted to grow with the company and build something big!
Janine was involved in Profloor’s and Direct Handling’s day-to-day business and, soon after, exciting projects such as the creating a new Profloor homepage, realising the CAVUM profile for a US customer and organising international trade fairs. At the same time, she successfully completed numerous training courses over the years: social security, personnel management, photography, graphics, marketing, image processing and, most recently, leadership.

Janine has always been involved in team building and management decisions. In 2017, this was made official when she took on the role of deputy managing director of the companies Direct Handling, Profloor Technology and Proverum, as well as managing the group of companies. It probably had a lot to do with Janine’s achievements that the offices, which were very generously enlarged in 2009 and 2019, have filled up more and more and this is a perfect metaphor of her career.

 
 

Trainee programme – Romana Bruhin

We had long been mulling over the idea of running a programme to train up promising junior staff so they can take on demanding areas of responsibility within the SHARKGROUP. This immediately became reality after an exciting job interview. In September 2019, Romana Bruhin subsequently became the first trainee to join the SHARKGROUP. Over the course of a year, she will spend some time in all the departments: marketing, purchasing, internal sales, IT and project management. The 12-month rotation will offer her a unique opportunity to build up a comprehensive knowledge of processes, procedures, products and systems and to understand the interrelationships and networks. Likewise, the insights she gains into the various companies and divisions of the SHARKGROUP, the changing activities and direct contact with internal and external customers will help her discover her own strengths and areas of development. In completing the programme she will lay the foundation for the next step in her career. Based on the needs of the SHARKGROUP and Romana’s interests and talents, both sides will agree on the next stage. The aim of the programme is to develop curious and creative graduates into specialists, project managers or managers who will continue to enrich and successfully advance the SHARKGROUP with innovative ideas.

 

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