Interview with Valeria Schildhorn

Valeria Schildhorn
Finance and Controlling Assistant
With WEISS since 2011

Valeria Schildhorn has been supporting the WEISS team since 2011. Her first role here was a summer job. After completing her dual degree in business administration at the DHBW Mosbach she was taken on as a finance and controlling assistant by her practice partner WEISS. Since April 2017, she has supported the Vice President Global Operations in her new role as Global Operations Assistant.

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How did you end up at WEISS?

In year ten I attended a lecture by and about WEISS, which was mainly directed at those interested in mechanical engineering. In 2011, I took a summer job at WEISS; I had already realised then that I wanted to do a dual degree in business administration at the DHBW in Mosbach. WEISS then became my partner company, and took me on after my graduation in 2014.

What is your area of responsibility?

My main tasks are credit and asset accounting as well as the creation of reports. In addition, I coordinate appointments in the field of work safety and occupational medicine and am currently working on the training plan for the planned WEISS Academy.

What inspires you about WEISS?

I am inspired by the many opportunities and professional challenges that WEISS offers me. To just do accounting tasks every day would be too monotonous for me. I am therefore glad that I can apply myself in a variety of ways at the interface between controlling, accounting and HR. What also fascinates me is that all colleagues pull together across departments. If, for example, I have a technical question about our products, I can always rely on the expertise of my colleagues. You learn a lot about the technical background, and a business administrator with no technical training can get a good and solid product understanding.

What does WEISS offer its employees?

Through continuous company growth, WEISS offers more and more opportunities to gain professional experience overseas. During my degree, for example, I had the opportunity to work at WEISS-Trading in Shanghai for four weeks. It is enriching for me to get international experience and to work with people from other nations.

What do you look forward to when you go to work in the morning?

I especially like that I don't suffer from professional stagnation. Sometimes I have to spontaneously adapt to new tasks and challenges. This is rather demanding, but above all very exciting.

Valeria Schildhorn, thank you very much for the interview.