Rejna Sadik (24) is studying logistics at Ludwigshafen University. She is currently an intern in Global Supply Chain Management at Roche Diagnostics in Mannheim.
Magdalena Kretek (24) is studying International Management at Worms University and is completing a five-month internship at Roche.
What does the term Global Supply Chain Management mean and what are your tasks?
Rejna: Specifically, we are responsible for International Order Management. I mainly deal with order processing in the EMEA countries (Europe, Middle East, Africa). This means that I take care of logistical problems from the various countries, such as timely and punctual deliveries.
Magdalena: Our teams consist of different groups that deal with different continents or country groups. For example, my team is responsible for order management for countries within Europe (North & West) and Africa. For this purpose, I have weekly forwarding charges or lists of charges to the forwarding department, which in turn is responsible for the organisation of the transport.
You have chosen Roche - why?
Rejna: Since I'm studying logistics, I also wanted to do my practical semester in logistics and put my theoretical knowledge into practice. My goal was to gain a versatile insight into the supply chain of a large corporation with the help of the internship. Before my logistics studies, I studied biotechnology for one semester and am therefore very interested in biotechnical topics. This is also one of the reasons why I chose Roche.
Magdalena: Before my studies, I did an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at a medium-sized pharmaceutical manufacturer and had already gained good insights into the supply chain and order processing. I was already very interested in these two areas at the time and Roche is also a very well-known company in our region.