Sabine Wunder started her BA studies (today DHBW) in 2001 with Roche and works as a supply chain manager for Diabetes Care.
Get creative & stay curious!
After I got my high school diploma, I thought it would be a good idea to study economics at the university. It wasn’t. At least not for me because I quickly noticed I was missing the practical relevance. That’s why I applied at Roche for dual studies at the DHBW and I was lucky to get a place for my course of studies. When I saw the campus for the first time during a tour of the plant, I was very impressed and felt that chances and opportunities are opening up for me at virtually every corner to make the most of my talents.
Fully on track
One of them is to always have a plan – something that’s absolutely essential in my role as a supply chain manager for Diabetes Care. I act as a link between the global supply chain and production, and calculate production volumes of the Accu-Chek mobile test cassettes. Finding the right balance between requirements of markets and capacities in production is always an exciting and complex challenge again and again that I look forward to tackling each single day. In the team, we also work out the best possible solutions for our customers when confronted with difficult situations with all interfaces in the process chain.
″Diversity is our greatest strength at the site in Mannheim″
In addition, Roche gives me many opportunities to actively co-shape the company’s future and bring in my wide-ranging interests, ideas and talents because diversity is one of our greatest strengths at the Mannheim location. This is evident in numerous initiatives like the change agents, who tackle a wide variety of different projects together in a creative way, or the women’s network ALICE, that commits itself, among other things, to the issues of family & career as well as mentoring/reverse mentoring. In the process, enriching and inspiring discussions and new contacts come about automatically.
Communicative planner with stage experience
In this way, it also turned out that I was able to interlink my passion for writing and my stage experience during the poetry slam with my professional know-how. So extending beyond my function as a supply chain manager, I also work as a theme scout in our division with Diabetes Care Operations for internal communication and can optimally use the knowledge obtained from my studies in journalism alongside my job. I also facilitate the Welcome 2 Roche Day, which I redesigned last year together with the employer branding team, for new employees several times each year. I especially have a lot of fun doing this because I see the same eager anticipation and curiosity in the new colleagues’ faces that I felt on my first day at that time and which is still going strong today – in tune with the motto: Stay curious!