Working at Ferronordic
Andrey Chirkov, Area Sales Manager, Russia
At the end of the day when you achieve what you set out to do, it’s all worth the effort.
Hi Andrey, how long have you been with Ferronordic?
I started in Ferronordic in 2010.
You say working at Ferronordic is a bit like playing football. How so?
Football is about competition, ambition and teamwork. Everyone works hard and each player contributes to the success of the team, so understanding and trusting each other is crucial. The level of coordination and collaboration also has to be strong. I feel this is how we also work in Ferronordic. We work hard and celebrate our successes together. Whether it is solving a customer’s problem or closing a deal, when we succeed it definitely feels like you hit the net!
What keeps you at Ferronordic?
I love my job. Work can be stressful. But at the end of the day when you achieve what you set out to do, it’s all worth the effort.
Mikhail Kasyanov, Sales Representative, Russia
It’s more than just a brand.
Hi Mikhail, tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do at Ferronordic
I am a customer sales representative based in the Central Region in Russia. I started my career at Ferronordic as a mechanic in the Sheremetyevo division and basically worked my way up by learning about the different tools and technologies we use.
What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about this job is that there is always a problem that needs to be solved. When I first started at Ferronordic I was a bit overwhelmed by all the different tools and technologies, like diagnostic tools. But eventually I realized that no task is too difficult to manage if you put your mind to it.
For me Ferronordic and Volvo are more than just brands. They are a part of my life and I love being a part of this team and I am proud of what I do!
Ekaterina Nikiforova, Part Sales Representative, Russia
It’s a growth journey.
Hi Ekaterina, how did you start at Ferronordic?
In 2014, I got a internship at Ferronordic, and so my exciting journey began. This was my first job and my first experience in a Western company. I thought it would end with the internship because I wasn’t sure I’d have enough knowledge to work for such a large company. Fortunately, I was offered to renew the contract and take the position of a service administrator. Then at the end of 2015, another division of my region opened an interesting position, which I was offered to take. I took it as a kind of challenge, an opportunity to live in a new city, meet new people and learn something new. Looking back it was definitely the right decision.
What is the best part about working at Ferronordic?
The tremendous learning opportunities! On the path to becoming a part sales representative I had to learn different programs, catalogues and get into new business areas. I always had help along the way though from the rest of the team. Working at Ferronordic is a growth journey and you definitely get some challenges thrown your way. But it’s also a place where you can come up with great ideas and turn them into real projects.
Sumit Shikarpuri, CRM Specialist, Germany
Flat hierarchies, lots of freedom and a supporting team.
What made you choose to work at Ferronordic?
I have always had a passion for cars and trucks. My friends say I have diesel in my blood! I worked at a number of different automotive manufacturers. I chose Ferronordic because it felt that I would get the opportunity to use my skills in different parts of the business and be a part of shaping the future of the company.
What is the best part of your day?
Seeing a customer receive their new truck is a great moment! In moments like this I feel that my work is valued and that it makes a difference. I also really like the flat hierarchies in Ferronordic, I feel valued and seen by management.
If you could summarise your experience in one sentence. What would that be?
Thanks to flat hierarchies, lots of freedom and a supporting team, I have been able to take on a lot of interesting challenges.