Management Assistant

Human Resources

"Performing at the highest level and just making it happen"

Marjel about her position at Medtronic

At this moment, I am the Management Assistant for the Human Resources (HR) team for the functions & Employee and Labor Relations in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Next to that, I am supporting the Leadership Team as well as the Works Counsel. Furthermore, I am also organizing social events.

Marjel’s education and career path

Over 30 years ago, I started as an administrative support in the engineering department. Since 1999, I am supporting HR and my role has evolved tremendously over the years.

What I like most in my current job

What I like most in my current job is that I learn a lot in this role and I get an overview of the entire organization, not just HR alone. Organizing the events is also very energizing. It is so rewarding to receive the responses or recognitions from employees, but also from people outside of Medtronic. Despite our growth over the past years, this company has a personal touch. 

What I like about working for Medtronic

Our Mission is very powerful and resonates fully with my own values. It is great to see the pride of our employees with respect to our mission. Next to that, I like that, as an employee, you really are rewarded and recognized for your efforts. The opportunities you get here, the flexibility in how you fill in your job, the freedom, etc.

Also, what I like about Medtronic is that you are being heard. You can give your opinion and your advice is being followed up. By talking to people outside of Medtronic, I realized that this is quite extraordinary!

My most memorable experiences at Medtronic

One memorable experience is the annual Patient Event. We are organizing this event already for years in a row, but every year again, you end up with goosebump-encovered arms.