“Handtmann offers me interesting career opportunities”

Markus Kraft, Controller at Handtmann Metallgusswerk

“I first came across Handtmann in 2012 on an internship to accompany my studies. I found the work and the company environment very exciting from the beginning. So when I was considering a topic for my master's thesis to complete my degree in business sciences, I got in touch with them again. The title of my master's thesis was “Optimising divisional controlling in the light metal casting division of the Handtmann Group of Companies”. So it was perfect when Handtmann Metallgusswerk subsequently offered me a position as divisional controller.

What I find interesting about my work is that I can contribute to the overall controlling of the company. Because the company is always growing, we have to constantly align controlling and management to the new situation. In my function, I also work directly for the management and as a controller I have the chance to make my contribution to the success of the Group. I get diverse insights through my contact with our factories in Annaberg and Košice or with Handtmann Systemtechnik and benefit from the professional interaction. The Handtmann Group of Companies and its international environment also offer me interesting long-term career opportunities.

I was quickly given responsibility at Handtmann. That’s a motivating factor and also very important for me personally. I wouldn’t want to spend my days working through to-do lists. Of course, there are recurrent activities, such as the monthly profit statement. In addition, I am also able to work on my own topics and projects. That gives me the opportunity to get things moving and develop myself.

For me, Handtmann is an international hidden champion with the charm of a family company. Self-responsible action is encouraged and promoted here. Coordination channels are short and contact with the decision-makers is direct. The positive working atmosphere is also an important factor for me. Handtmann is small enough to offer a dynamic, innovative and pleasant atmosphere. And big enough for excellent professional and personal development prospects.”