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Employee Voice 1 (Anne & Echo)

Anne

[Name] Anne

[Business Unit] Industrial Materials

[Company] Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

[Education] Majoring in Business Japanese

[Position] Section Leader

[Years in SEI] 9 Years 10 months

[Hobbies] Travel, cooking and photography

*All the contents stated here are based on the interview that was held in 2012.


1. What are the details of your career to date?

I graduated in 2001, my very first job out of university was at Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd. from 2002. Since then I have taken care of various kinds of sales activities, and my current position is Sales Section Leader.

2. Why did you decide to join Sumitomo Electric Group?

While at university I decided to study Japanese because of my interest in Japan. I then looked for a Japanese company to work for. The Sumitomo Electric Group is not limited only to Asia but has many companies worldwide and various kinds of product in each region. Moreover, they never focus their business on the short term; a long term plan for the future is one important key for Sumitomo business units.

3. What has been the most rewarding aspect of your experience at Sumitomo Electric Group?

I have a chance to learn business systems and I can learn the SEI way of thinking, which not only can apply on the job but also in daily life. Through the work in SEI Group, I have grown in maturity, and that is the most rewarding thing about working here.

Furthermore, the chance to join a Global Project with a major automotive customer is impressive and provides a great deal of knowledge. Sumitomo Electric' parts are important components which are used worldwide.

4. What is the best piece of career advice you can offer people who are seeking a job with Sumitomo Electric Group?

Learning should not only occur in class, but also from real work. SEI Group is a place that you can grow through the daily work.

Echo, Jia Liu

[Name] Echo, Jia Liu

[Unit] Electronics Sales Unit

[Company] SEI Interconnect Products (Europe),Ltd,German Branch

[Education] Bachelor’s degree,Finance

[Position] Marketing Assistant Manager

[Years in SEI] 10years

[Hobbies] Sports, travel, reading

*All the contents stated here are based on the interview that was held in 2012.


1. What are the details of your career to date?

I started my career at Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products (Suzhou), Shanghai Branch, after I graduated from university in 2002.
My first position was an assistant in the sales department, then I got the opportunity to become a sales representative responsible for the cable business. After five years working for the cable business, I was transferred to the FPC section, and I was promoted to the position of assistant manager of the FPC marketing division in 2008.
Now I’m being transferred to Germany and will continue my work as a sales manager responsible for European customers.

2. Why did you decide to join Sumitomo Electric Group?

SEI has a long history as a global company that contributes to the development of social infrastructure through its innovative R&D activities and extensive business operations. However, the most important thing is that SEI has many talented people and a nice working atmosphere. We can learn from each other, and although we face tough situations, we also enjoy the successes together. That’s why I decided to join the company and to continue my long career here.

3. What has been most rewarding aspect of your experience at Sumitomo Electric Group?

After I transferred to the FPC section in Shanghai, I was assigned to the regional sales accounts for some global mobile phone companies and took charge of developing new projects with their Beijing R&D sites to seek more market share. Since 2008, we have obtained four projects from customers’ Beijing R&D branch and launched mass production of the relevant products successfully. Learning how to manage a project from the beginning until the launch of mass production, and optimizing teamwork in order to proceed with projects in the most efficient way is the most rewarding experience for me in Sumitomo Electric Group.

4. What is the best piece of career advice you can offer people who are seeking a job with Sumitomo Electric Group?

Be brave and responsible to take up the challenges you may face, do not be afraid of failure, but to mature through failure.

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