Meet our AIESECers
Husqvarna Group has partnered with AIESEC for five years aiming at attracting and retaining a young generation of international future talents. More than 70 AIESECers have been recruited within various business units of the Group in Sweden, China, Germany and Canada.
Here are the stories of some of our current and past interns:
My name is Lianne Wiersma and freshly graduated from the masters in Supply Chain Management and Strategic Innovation Management. I was born and raised in the Netherlands and also did my studies there. Already during my masters I knew I wanted to go abroad, because my abroad experiences so far were amazing. Through AIESEC I was able to find an internship which was close to my master Supply Chain Management which I liked the most. For me this internship gave me the opportunity to go abroad, gain new experiences and get deeper into the field of supply chain management. Husqvarna Group gave me the possibility to be a global transport coordinator, meaning that I am involved in analyzing globally all the transport the Group has. Husqvarna Group is a great environment where you can take your own initiative and bring your own value and strengths to the company together with great colleagues working by your side.
Anna Cristina Friedrich
I'm from Brazil and I've been at Husqvarna Group since April 2016 working with Sourcing, more specifically wiith Project Sourcing. My responsibilities in Project Sourcing is to coordinate the operational development activities, structure internal processes, give support to all our Project Sourcing Managers and lead small/medium but short projects.
My experience working at the Group and living in Sweden impress me every single day. It is a company that has a heritage of success and values that encourage the employees to do their best every day. The working environment provides space for new ideas and a sense of equality. And I see this points as a reflection of the Swedish culture within the company. I couldn’t be more happy and grateful with the opportunity of working at Husqvarna Group in Sweden.
I come from Colombia and I have an education in Foreign Trade and have lived and worked in three other countries before coming to Huskvarna, Sweden. I am working at the Supply Chain department, in charge of replenishing the US warehouses from the Swedish main warehouse. It has been an exciting and demanding task that teaches me how a global company's supply chain works. Plus, my workmates are always willing to help me or guide me. Moreover, the Swedish culture is unique and interesting, the equality, open mind and humbleness are values which fit with me, plus everybody speaks good English. This experience is helping me to grow personally and professionally.
I joined the Global Design Team at Husqvarna Group, Stockholm in April 2016 through and AIESEC Internship. I work with other designers to create optimal business models, a great user experience and usable beautiful interfaces for the Husqvarna Digital Products. I really like Husqvarna Group because of the opportunity they offer to explore new and innovative ideas while working with first of its kind technology. We live in an exciting time when connectivity and the Internet of Things are about to be realized, and I can proudly say that I get to be a part of designing this journey with the Group. Working at Husqvarna Group, a company with a global presence, also means getting to collaborate with some great co-workers with varied experience in different parts of the world. I am growing as a designer and learning new technological applications for my career path on a daily basis.
I come from Slovakia and I joined Husqvarna Group in February 2016. I have started as an IT Service controller with main focus on Helix project and major IT suppliers. The main purpose of this role is to control IT spend, invoiced volumes, invoicing process including billing details and to support budget process. I enjoy challenges and opportunities coming in Husqvarna Group's Global IT Services department in my working life. Personally, I consider Sweden as a very open and positive country towards non-Swedish people, which makes it easy to fully enjoy perks of living in such a beautiful country.
I am a student at University of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic. I got a chance to go to Finland for Erasmus program and I was so amazed that I said. “Yes, I need to go back to a Scandinavian country because these countries are different from home and I like it here so much!”. I decided to try our main AIESEC product: an internship. I found an opening for a Global Transport Coordinator at Husqvarna Group in Sweden. When I saw a total number of applicants (142), I knew that it would be a tough “fight” but, if you have a goal, you should find ways to achieve this goal. The wall in my room was covered by papers with all the information I researched about Husqvarna Group. I was very lucky to become a part of the Transport team because all my colleagues helped me as much they could. Everything was completely new for me, so I highly appreciated support from them and from my manager.
It’s been almost 1 year that I’ve been working at Husqvarna Group as Purchasing Analyst for commodity Plastic Components and it has been an amazing learning process! I’ve been having the opportunity to deal with challenging tasks, such as introduction of new suppliers, cost reduction activities, negotiations, etc., and to work with skilled colleagues who are highly motivated to support, teach and share their knowledge. I’ve been given the chance to visit suppliers and see different production processes of plastics, learn some purchasing strategies and negotiation tactics. All these opportunities have been undoubtedly valuable contributions to my professional growth.