SDI Group Ltd is a leading provider of systems and solutions to the retail, wholesale, fulfilment and e-commerce industries for all aspects of distribution centre materials handling.
As both consultants and systems integrators, SDI Group Ltd, is able to provide clients with a total logistics solution package which includes materials handling consulting, as well as design, engineering, fabrication, installation and integration services.
Winnie Ahrens, Sales Manager at SDI shared valuable insights in a short interview:
Was macht SDI?
SDI Group designs and builds automated systems for Fashion Retailers all over the world to receive, store, sort, pick, pack and ship their merchandise within their distribution centers.
SDI Group was founded in the 70th in the USA. The European Headquarter is in Royston UK. We have Sales offices across Europe and manufacturing and controls divisions in UK and Germany. The German operation has got about 100 employees.
When you walk along the high street – most of the fashion merchandise you see in the windows of the retail stores might have been sorted or touched in the one or the other way by SDI technology on their journey.
In welchen Bereichen suchen Sie Personal?
We look primarily for a Sales Engineer. Ideally we look for a graduate with a degree (or equivalent qualification) in mechanical, electrical or textile engineering. Some industrial experience would be beneficial but however this is by no means essential.
As a sales engineer at SDI Group you will be responsible for working with both design, mechanical and controls engineers to develop solutions for our customers and see projects going through from concept to completion.
As technical consulting forms a great part of our work in the design stage of a project, communication is important. You need to understand the needs of our customers but also be able to create an idea what is technically possible.
Was bieten Sie Absolventen?
SDI offers fantastic opportunities to take vital first steps in young careers. New arrivals are lead to take responsibility in interesting projects from day one. We give graduates the ability to run through a full life cycle of a project. Starting from design to manufacturing through to building and after sales services to learn the business.
SDI is a stabile global playing business, this leads to various career opportunities within Germany but also across Europe. We offer a secure environment, performance-linked wages, individual coaching and developing programs. Team playing is the great factor for success at SDI – be part of the family.
Wie sieht das Anforderungsprofil für eine Karriere in Ihrem Unternehmen aus?
The technical knowledge and the ability to speak fluent English and German is a given requirement. You must possess excellent communication skills and you need to be a team player mentality. We want people who can speak to the man at the workbench as well as to the managing director.
You must also be prepared to travel to customers within Europe and have an appetite for adventure. Most importantly you need to be enthusiastic and prepared work to for success.
Wie sehen die Chancen für Quereinsteiger aus anderen Studienbereichen aus?
Was erhoffen Sie sich von der Kommunikation mit den Studierenden auf ALPHAJUMP?
We want to create an interest for SDI Group as a prospective employer. We are always looking for young graduates for our sales, engineering and software & controls teams and we would like to encourage graduates to get in touch with us.
Wir wünschen Euch, wie immer, viel Erfolg bei Euren Bewerbungen!