Describe your role and what it is that you do overall and on a day-to-day basis.
I am the Purchasing Manager at Nordic Knots. This means that on a day-to-day basis I am responsible for the purchase planning, purchase orders, overseeing the production and the entire logistics behind importing the products from India to different countries.
What interested you about the field/company/role you are currently in?
The fun part about my role is that there is always a new challenge! Either with production, designing or the logistics of the product. What keeps me excited and moving is that there is always a need to procure something different at my organisation, in order to keep innovating. My role involves finding new suppliers, better products and a lot of negotiations.
Why did you choose to study your subject area at SSE?
Ever since I graduated as a Bachelor student in engineering I was quite excited about the commercial side of businesses. The more I learnt about the this part of business, the more I realised that every company is global in some form and the whole idea of working across boundaries or internationally took me by surprise. To this I felt the need to further educate myself in International Business and that’s exactly when I chose to study at SSE!
How did your time/education at SSE help guide you to the career journey you have embarked on?
SSE has helped me gain many valuable resources in terms of knowledge and more importantly, a great network of professionals. My interests for working with the fashion industry, sustainability and sourcing was only enhanced when I got a chance to take relevant subjects at SSE. The articles we read, the professors that taught us and most importantly the peers that I studied with were constantly adding onto my knowledge base.
What are three words that sum up your time at SSE?
Stressful, yet fun-filled.