Our journey begins with the belief in individual excellence. A career at Franke means high performance and dedication, as we believe in your exceptional talents and provide you the freedom to take responsibility for your own achievements. With our strong global presence, we offer a broad range of positions - from experts to project managers to leaders. We are big enough to provide you with rewarding opportunities that empower you to make an impact, but small enough to recognize you as an individual; you are not just a cog in a machine. Every day, you will collaborate with diverse customers and colleagues alike, pushing for outstanding results toward our winning Vision 2020.
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''I try to think and act entrepreneurial every day. For me, it means searching for and identifying opportunities, putting them into execution both effectively and efficiently. Through positive leadership, I try to contribute to a positive working atmosphere. I believe it is most important to go the extra mile for our customers – that is what they expect and deserve from Franke. I feel that I really make the difference.
I am in daily contact with people who work in different disciplines all around the world, and the variety of languages and perspectives is very interesting. I am convinced that this diversity provides us with great insight and creates flexibility, which is simply a must for us in order to succeed in Europe and beyond. For the future, I want to continue to work on challenging projects and maintain a positive and entrepreneurial spirit. This is a journey, not a destination – I want to persevere towards our targets of excellent performance. There are plenty of opportunities to learn and improve.''
''One of my greatest learning experiences in my eight-year career at Franke so far, was being a part of the Global Operations Team of Foodservice Systems. We created an extraordinary team culture and challenged the status quo, setting high expectations, and learning so much from each other. Through my participation in challenging global projects, I have come to fully appreciate how diversity is a major contributor to creativity.
Through selecting key leaders working in different areas of our manufacturing locations, we were able to optimize their levels of expertise to significantly improve our business by implementing their best practices in our factories. I believe our leaders act as our business’s ‘‘gold mines,’’ and we can find better solutions by taking advantage of this diversity.
In the end, we developed the organization as a whole and exceeded more than we could have dreamed possible. What was also especially important was that we had fun doing it! Working at Franke gives me the opportunity to not only grow the organization, but also its people. In my current role as Operations Director Colored Sinks, Kitchen Systems, I value how quickly our team solves problems by working together. We continuously raise the bar higher.''
''See the world, one step at a time! When I started at Franke in 1988, I began in field sales, where I got just a taste of how action-packed, and expansive my career with Franke would turn out to be. I visited 36 states in the US, and after a few years of sales, I realized I had found my passion. I loved being a solutions provider for my customers. Soon I wanted to test myself in a more challenging environment, so I proposed that I use my skills to help Franke globally. Less than six months later, I was living in Dubai and supporting Franke's Resupply business in more than 15 countries.
Thereafter, I worked as Director of Sales for Franke Foodservice in Europe and in China. I even enjoyed a short assignment in Australia to develop new business opportunities with global customers. My career with Franke has taken me around the world and I have been lucky enough to discover new cultures, meeting some of the hardest working individuals I have ever met, and quickly learning to adapt myself to new situations. I have embraced every opportunity to travel to new places for Franke, and to summarize - I have lived in 5 countries and visited 45 countries...so far! Now based in the US, my role as Sr. Director, Large Global Account allows me to continually deliver the Franke values to this key customer.''
''I started my career with Franke in 2007 as the Kaizen Promotional Officer at the Foodservice manufacturing location in Fayetteville, TN. In 2011, I became the Director of Continuous Improvement, expanding into global responsibilities.
My degree is in Engineering, my specialty is in Lean Manufacturing. Yet, through the years in working for Franke, I have discovered my natural talent lies in Project Management and team facilitation. There have been many opportunities to lead teams on special projects and I have really grown through these opportunities.
My passion is the Franke value, ''Foster teamwork''. In early 2011, while still working at our manufacturing location, I was able to witness an excellent example of teamwork. We were working with a customer on the design of a new piece of equipment. Several design changes had been made on the customer's side and our team had an urgent deadline to launch the project into manufacturing. Without receiving the finalized design, we had to push ahead and prepare for production launch. Our team worked aggressively and launched the product into manufacturing in 16 days! I can honestly say that I have never worked with such a hardworking and bright group of people. I love what I do!''