More than a year ago, I started at Medtronic. First as an energy therapy specialist, but after nine months, I changed territory and I became responsible for Energy and Stapling.
My job is selling the disposables and capital equipment from the AST portfolio and advising healthcare professionals on how to use these products. Almost every day, I am present in the operating room (OR) during general surgery, gynecological, urological and ENT procedures.
I started my professional career as a fitness instructor and physical education teacher before I went into the medical technology field.
I worked as an operational specialist and field tender manager before I started working for Medtronic. The Medtronic atmosphere always appealed to me so when the opportunity was there, I applied for a position and was hired.
I’m very much ‘out there’ talking to customers and working together with colleagues as a team. Being in an OR, testing new devices, discussing the advantages of a new technique, meeting different types of healthcare professionals within the hospital, turns my days into very variable workdays and keeps my job exciting.
I love the fact that we are a company that can develop and deliver medical devices that have a distinct benefit in treating patients. The collaboration with healthcare professionals and advising them is very rewarding.
For several reasons, I consider the training in Strasbourg as my most memorable experience. The fact that as a newly hired trainee, I was together with colleagues from all over Europe, was an inspiring moment for me. The group cohesion in the training as well as the enthusiasm and professionalism of the trainers was extraordinary.