Meet Justina, logistics manager Lithuania


Tell us a bit about yourself:

I was born and grew up in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.  For 12 years I have been playing piano but when choosing my profession, I decided to go for Sociology in Vilnius University.  Sociology gave me some insights to see and understand the behavior of groups, analyze under which conditions they tend to behave one or another way. Music remains my big passion, no matter what style, and if I ever think about my biggest dream – it would be to compose music pieces.  

In which Roche location are you currently working?

I am currently working in Roche Lithuania, located in Vilnius. Lithuania is a wonderful small country of three million people, located in central-eastern Europe. We have had a various history over the years, Lithuania used to be a huge and strong country spreading from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea, and we have faced the destiny of being annexed by all of our strong neighbors. Nevertheless, over the years we managed to preserve our unique Lithuanian language, identity and tradition. Persistence now is in our genes and is reflected in each Lithuanian’s character.

Why did you decide to join Roche?

In my student years I was searching for jobs and found Roche (or Roche found me) and I’ve been here already for more than seven years.  Roche gave me an opportunity to grow from an inexperienced student, to piloting various responsibilities, tasks and projects, to discovering what is interesting for me and to become an expert in my favorite field.  I feel this is not the end of my journey in Roche…

What is your current job?

Currently I am Logistics Manager responsible for ensuring that our customers receive all products they need and on time.  Every day, my team and I plan the stock, analyze demand, provide customers with all necessary support, cooperate with third parties to supply products, invoice, and brainstorm how to increase our customer satisfaction.

In addition, I am leading the PRISMA Clarify (CRM) implementation project, which enables all teams to assemble information about and from customers in one place, make it transparent, accessible for everybody and become more and more valuable over the years.

Can you pick one of the attributes of Roche and explain in detail what they mean to you?

My career in Roche is filled with examples of variety of tasks, challenges and opportunities which makes this job interesting.  For me it means the possibility to raise your ideas, to show initiative and to be seen, to talk and to be heard and also to be in a team where together you can implement it all.  

Roche is a great place to work because

despite your position, no matter what you do, in this company you are still very important and can make the difference.

How would you describe the people working here?

People working here are very enthusiastic, exploring and analyzing the environment, young in their minds, willing to change the world and enjoying every day of their life.  

What would you advise job seekers who want to join us?

If you are looking for a job where you have to deal with more than you ever imagined, where the time flies as if you are in fast-forward mode, if you are driven by innovation and the best products ever, then Roche is the right place for you!

Thanks for your story!

Tags: Career Blog, Lithuania