- VBA (VBA is separated from programming, because I want to avoid answering to messages such as “VBA is not real programming, this is just a funny scripting language” or similar);
- German and other languages (Russian and Greek mainly, Bulgarian is my mother tongue);
- Optimization of processes;
- Sport – half-marathons and mountain running, cycling, fitness.
Somewhere between the short and the long story is probably the correct place for my Master Thesis.
(This is a part of a cover letter, written somewhere in the spring of 2013)
I started my first job in a warehouse in Sofia, Bulgaria, when I was 19. There I understood the basics of the logistics “from within”. After spending more than a year there, I have switched position to a call centre company, providing software live support. There, I have learnt how to provide customer satisfaction through achieving better performance than the one in the SLAs. In my third job, as a junior consultant in the leading Greek consultancy company for supply chain and logistics, I have learnt to think as a consultant for the logistics projects, in which I participated. In that position, I was part of a team, defining, measuring and improving business performance. Due to the crisis in Greece, the company has closed its Bulgarian office and I found a job as a translator in a Bulgarian construction company, operating in Greece. After two months, I was promoted to project manager and I was responsible for a small team of 8 Bulgarian workers. Furthermore, for 1 year, I was the contact person for the company in Greece, handling all the administrative functions of the branch. After the termination of the project, I have looked for an opportunity to develop my education further.
It may seem strange, that I have so much working experience, but I have also combined it with my education – I was always studying and working together. I am a holder of bachelor degree in Greek philology and a master degree in Business Administration – Strategic Management, profile Marketing. Both degrees are from the oldest University in Bulgaria – the University of Sofia. Currently, I am pursuing a degree in Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. I have passed all my courses successfully and I have to write my master thesis in order to obtain my second master degree in business. As a part of my education, I have decided to do a 6-month internship at the corporate supply chain department of Metro AG in Dusseldorf. My internship has ended on 23 January 2013.
I have networking skills and due to my various education backgrounds, I am positive, that I possess strong networking skills and I have the ability to interact with all areas of the business. As a contact person for the Bulgarian construction company in Greece, I was in contact with various departments of the company daily. My networking skills are based on the fact, that I speak fluently four languages from diverse language families – Bulgarian, Russian, Greek and English. My German language is on an advanced level. Furthermore, I have medium level of Spanish and Dutch, which gives me the possibility to speak with many people in their mother tongue, if needed.
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