"I really like putting my own stamp on my working day. Xellia gives me plenty of opportunities to do this. At the same time, my job gives me the opportunity to make a difference and create meaning and purpose in my daily work"Martin Schoenberg Team Leader, FDF Production, Xellia Copenhagen
What does working at Xellia Pharmaceuticals mean to you?
First and foremost, Xellia Pharmaceuticals is a workplace where I feel that I belong. At Xellia, I feel that there is room for growth and for making a difference. Xellia is a company with an important purpose that means a huge deal to a lot of people. I might not have accepted the position, if the company had not had this purpose.
Furthermore, it is very important to me that I find the job interesting. In my position as Team Leader, I work with optimization on a daily basis in order to create good results which in the end will benefit both patients, employees and Xellia in general.
Describe your own development in Xellia
Actually, I came upon Xellia by accident through an acquaintance. Through research and courses, I qualified to apply for the position as operator - and fortunately, I got the job. Over time, my connection to and engagement in Xellia have only grown stronger. This has given me confidence in believing that my future in Xellia could include a leadership role.
And therefore, I’m happy that Xellia has given me just this opportunity. In my time in Xellia, I have experienced a culture of being very open and entrusting its employees with independent areas of responsibility. This is something I want to carry with me as a leader.
Why have you chosen leadership as a career path?
Basically, I believe that it has to do with the fact that I am a person who takes responsibility for everything I do. Concurrently with my daily work, I chose to attend a series of fundamental leadership courses. At these, I have learned relevant tools that I can use as a leader and that have strengthened my belief in leadership being the right path for me. In my current department, there is a wish to reduce the distance between management and production.
With my background in production, I could see that I would be able to make a difference in joining together the production and “the desk”. That is why I quickly accepted the offer - and I have not had any regrets.
What is the best thing about working at Xellia Pharmaceuticals?
I really like putting my own stamp on my working day. Xellia gives me plenty of opportunities to do this. At the same time, my job gives me the opportunity to make a difference and create meaning and purpose in my daily work.
Xellia has a flat organizational structure with short chains of command, elbowroom and room for both personal and professional growth. This is very important to me. Besides, I have a lot of amazing colleagues and, in my opinion, Xellia is a pleasant and down-to-earth workplace.
The central location of the company in Copenhagen also makes it favorable - however, this is not a determining factor for me.