Her incentive is dealing with the unexpected on a daily basis. “I never know what to expect tomorrow. This keeps my daily work routine always exciting”, Marion Glückler says, laughing merrily. The 31-year-old logistics master has been responsible for three departments at the Pfullendorf logistics centre since autumn 2017: picking, packing and ceramic goods.
The unforeseen, for which one has to look for solutions quickly and spontaneously, is the order of the day here: the preparation of material with fluctuating order quantities and dependence on technical systems and IT; in addition, during the pandemic, dealing with risks of illness in the team and with a simultaneous increase in demand for goods. “Yes, it was an exhausting time”, Marion Glückler looks back on the past two years, “but also a very valuable time. It has challenged us all, but also welded us together as a team.”
Man or woman makes no difference
Although her team is divided equally between men and women, she is the only woman in a management position in operational logistics. Marion Glückler regrets this fact: “It's a pity that only a few women dare to take on such tasks.” Her colleagues have always supported her on her way to becoming a logistics forewoman and in her position today: “In the end, it doesn't matter whether it's a man or a woman; it's the cooperation in the team that counts.”
From apprentice to forewoman
Marion Glückler has been working at Geberit since 2007. The then only 16-year-old started her apprenticeship in warehouse logistics, and after graduation she was given a temporary contract as a basic employee. Later, she continued her education until she received her master's degree: “I am very happy that this path was possible with and at Geberit”, she says. “Today, I have arrived professionally where I wanted to be. Such well-being is a great motivation to give everything at work.”
Geberit is also present in private life
Admittedly, Geberit also has a share in Marion Glückler's private happiness. She met her husband when he was a lorry driver transporting material from Givisiez in Switzerland to Pfullendorf. They met in logistics. And although he now works as a machine operator for another company, “Geberit remains a fond memory for him too”, she smiles.