Tell us about how you ended up at Essity and about your role?
Sarah: “I saw Essity was a health and hygiene company that was also global, which really interested me. I saw the Go Program and applied for the Sales part of the program. It sparked my curiosity because I knew it would provide a space for personal and professional growth. They provide the support and foundation within all departments in the company.
As a Sales Candidate, I can cycle through all the departments which help you get immersed into the company. Day to day I’m currently working with customer service which is a great opportunity to have a direct line to the consumer, and I’m looking forward to the Marketing and Sales rotations too. I’ve only been with Essity for two months but I’ve been able to meet with a lot of different people, so it’s been amazing in that way.”
Abigail: “When I was finishing my MBA, I saw the job posting online and so I headed to LinkedIn and messaged a girl who was already in the program in Munich. I asked about her experience in the Program, and we had a long conversation about Essity. She had nothing but good things to say about the company and the Program so I knew it would be a good fit. I started the application process and now I’m here!
I’m in Go Grad Marketing right now, in customer marketing which is my current rotation. I support the entire team and I’m currently developing a training program right now.
I started the program in June this year, and it’s a two-year program. I’m expected to relocate to Philadelphia because that’s where our headquarters are. With Covid, most of my rotations will be within the US, but I am looking to do one abroad if that’s possible.”
In what way do you see yourself growing at Essity in the future?
Sarah: “Essity provides such a strong foundation. It gives you multiple perspectives because it’s a global company. I’ve met people in my graduate class and within the company from all over the globe and we’ve been able to speak and connect so we can learn from each other. I find that I’m able to approach problems better because I’ve gained the customer service and sales mentality. You also learn different ways to solve problems which is really helpful for you.”
Abigail: “One of my passions is having friendships all over the world, and I wanted to focus my career on a more global scale. The company is so open to growth and they’re open to you finding your niche and helping you grow. I’d like to scale my marketing career globally.
I’ve only been here 4 months and I’m owning projects, taking on new projects and even creating my own. The freedom to develop yourself and your career means I would love to take on a permanent position after my two years.”