Profile

DI (FH) Klaus Krivacek

Klaus Krivacek is a Key Account Sales Manager and associate at MAKAvA delighted GmbH. Before starting work, he studied at the Institute of Energy, Transport and Environmental Management at FH JOANNEUM.

 

Key data

Job description: Management Board and management of key accounts, sales & advertising

Company: MAKAvA delighted GmbH

I work in: Graz, Austria

I’ve worked here since: March 2012

What I do:

  • Management and guidance of the sales team
  • Annual talks with key account customers
  • Key account activities
  • Operational management

Why I love my job:

Because it is our company and I can take pleasure in my work here. I can fully develop at MAKAvA and work on projects independently. Rarely are two days the same and it is tremendously fulfilling to play a direct part. In short, the work is meaningful and fulfilling because we also focus on sustainability and the common good.

Important skills in my job:

  • Social skills
  • Management skills
  • Team work
  • Empathy
  • Politeness
  • Respect
  • Self confidence
  • Honesty
  • Fairness
  • Very important - reliability

My biggest accomplishment so far:

Complete development and expansion process, meaning that MAKAvA delighted ice tea is now available in the retail and catering trade across Austria. We have also succeeded in putting together a team of 12 people and ensured that we can remain self-sufficient over the next few years.

How I found my current job:

I have known about MAKAvA from the outset and so it was only a matter of time until I ‘began’ a fixed role with MAKAvA again.

What I learned for this job during my studies:

That you should always look beyond the horizon and question things with a critical eye.

Job prospects in my field:

  • Very varied and exciting

I am:

  • honest
  • sporty
  • always on hand to help my team
  • reliable
  • up for having fun

About my job:

It is exciting and interesting to see that we, as a relatively small team, can keep up with the big players in the industry as well as gaining their attention and respect through our work and passion. I am also proud of what we have achieved and should continue to achieve with our capacities and possibilities (financial, HR).