Welcome back to our feature “Meet our Team” where we introduce employees at Rheinmetall Automotive China and their personal Rheinmetall Automotive story.
Today Kiki Qiao, Commodity Purchaser, talks about her first month working with Rheinmetall Automotive in China, her tasks, her team and the work atmosphere.
I am Kiki Qiao and I joined Rheinmetall Automotive in November 2018 as Commodity Purchaser. In this function, I am responsible for price inquiries, identifying cost reduction potentials with our suppliers and reaching the optimal price through negotiations. Furthermore, I am developing new suppliers. My work requires sourcing information, both from inside and outside of China. This provides me with a perfect opportunity to improve my English skills.
As I had been working for another foreign company before, working at Rheinmetall Automotive gives me the possibility to learn about the culture of a German enterprise, what made the job even more appealing to me. The corporate values of openness, trust and respect are lived by every single employee, which creates a very pleasant work atmosphere. We encourage and support each other. This manner of teamwork helped me very much during my first weeks in the new job. I am still grateful to my team for supporting me like this!
The teamwork and the fact that I enjoy a relatively high degree of freedom in how I manage my workload and my supplier network helped me to get familiar with my tasks and the new work environment quickly. I am very proud that within the first month I can already contribute to the success of our whole department.