“I love that Nordea is committed to its values"
Right after finishing my studies in October 2011, I started working in Nordea Operations Centre on a probationary basis in one of the Finnish teams. My tasks included managing student credit, payment of receivables and setting schedules for their repayment. From the very beginning of my work I have been particularly interested in the Lean methodology, which strives to change and improve both production and back office business methods. I had the opportunity to join a Lean network, and I actively participated in many projects that streamline our work. I also developed tools for reporting and analysing data. I’m currently leading a team of business analysts which focuses entirely on the optimisation of business methods, and the education of employees. I love that Nordea is committed to its values; especially “It’s all about people”. Nordea has enabled me and many other employees to identify what we are capable of and carry it out.
"Thanks to the clear goals and opportunities provided by Nordea Operations Centre, I’m pursuing a new career path"
My story with Nordea Operations Centre started in August 2012, working as junior specialist in a team dealing with cheques. At the time I was really surprised that this form of payment was still so popular. At the same time I was finishing the last year of my studies in economics at the University of Łódź. At first I was concerned that I would be unable to combine full-time studies with a full-time job. As it turned out, my worries were unfounded because, through careful planning, I was able to balance these two responsibilities. Additionally, working at Nordea was a great source of inspiration for my master's thesis. I wrote about the role that cheques play today in international financial settlements. Thanks to hard work and the clear goals and opportunities provided by Nordea Operations Centre, I’m pursuing a new career path. I’m currently learning about other areas of the bank’s activity and I’m learning about team management from the best. I hope to see you one day in Nordea!
“Personal development means the development and success of the company”
From the very beginning Nordea has been attracting employees by offering a working environment that is friendly to young people. During the last few years, I've had the opportunity to migrate business processes from Finland, work in several teams and even become a team coordinator myself. These last few years of effective cooperation have taught me how to identify possible risks, plan activities and systematically implement solutions. In my opinion, Nordea Operations Centre is one of the few organisations that focus this much on the employees and their development.
“Everything is possible here”
I started to work in Nordea Operations Centre in October 2011 in the IT Sourcing – Consultant Procurement team. I dealt with the drawing up of contracts for consultancy services, the administration of the database and everyday contacts with service providers. After a year I decided to move to the team that works with the administration of an e–purchase platform. The complexity of the tasks increased with time, and I was promoted to the position of sourcing specialist. During my projects, I supported various types of purchases, by doing things like preparing requests for proposals and sending them to the potential suppliers of the Nordea Group. Since June 2015 I have worked as a sourcing manager in the Category Support team. I’m currently conducting my own purchasing projects for the Nordea Group, and I help Nordea Operations Centre with local purchasing projects. Nordea creates development opportunities, is open to dialogue and new ideas and cares about the well-being of its employees.