Name: Alexander Cordes
Education: Operations and Supply Chain Management, AAU
Start in WDH: 2018
My name is Alexander Cordes and I’m one of the Global Operations Graduates at William Demant. I am originally from Germany, but my family moved to Denmark when I was 3 years old. In Denmark I grew up bilingually and went to German schools in southern Denmark.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Innovation and Business from the University of Southern Denmark and a Master’s degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Aalborg University. I chose to apply for the Global Operations Graduate program because it gave me the possibility to learn and expand my knowledge within my field of interest. Furthermore, as a graduate I have the possibility to work with different challenging projects in every rotation, while trying out different functions within the company.
In my first rotation, I’m working in the operations department on a project called OneOps. This project aims at integrating data and processes into a holistic business system landscape. My tasks include facilitating workshops with senior directors and business process owners (BPO’s) within operations, quality and finance. I knew that being part of a graduate program entails a steep learning curve, but I was positively surprised by the level of responsibility and complexity of my first project.
Please contact me if you have any questions!
Name: Danique Elemans
Education: Supply Chain Management, CBS
Start in WDH: 2018
My name is Danique Elemans and I joined William Demant as a Global Operations Graduate in 2018. I am originally from the Netherlands and did my bachelor’s in International Business at Maastricht University. During my Bachelor’s I was lucky enough to go to Sydney for my exchange and this led me to apply for a Master abroad a year later. So, I moved to Denmark in 2016 and did a master’s in Supply Chain Management at CBS.
During my studies, I worked at a different hearing healthcare company where I gained knowledge on planning, forecasting and inventory management, which has greatly helped me in the first weeks to understand how Operations works in William Demant.
In my first rotation, I am working on a project within Global Operations that determines how the supply chain should function in 2022 and what capabilities that will be necessary to facilitate this change.
Name: Maria Saabye Jørgensen
Education: Cand. Polyt. Operations and Management Engineering, AAU
Start in WDH: 2017
My name is Maria Saabye. I joined William Demant in September 2017 as one of the two Global Operations graduates. I hold a Master’s Degree in Operations and Management Engineering from Aalborg University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Production and Management from the Technical University of Denmark. I have international experience from semesters abroad in Germany and the UK at the Technical University of Munich and Queen Mary University. Throughout my studies, I have worked in other MedTech companies, where I have gained knowledge of production, Lean and Six Sigma, but also about quality standards and the requirements of traceability, which helps me understand the requirements of the hearing healthcare industry.
Being a part of the William Demant Graduate Programme enables me to keep on learning and expanding my knowledge. It offers ongoing challenges and the possibility for me to try out different functions. In the end, this will help me determine where in the organization I fit in best.
Name: Julia Petersson
Education: M.Sc. International Management, CEMS
Start in WDH: 2017
My name is Julia Petersson and I am one of the two new Global Operations Graduates.
I am originally from Sweden, but I moved to Denmark to study the bachelor’s Business, Language and Culture (the language being Spanish) at CBS 5 years ago. Then for my master’s I did a double degree including MSc in Supply Chain Management at CBS as well as the CEMS program in International Management – where I did a semester in Milan, Italy. Please don´t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!