Simone Diem

It is important to Simone Diem that her job is fun and presents new challenges.


Key data

Job description: Strategic Purchaser Raw Materials
Company: RHI AG
I work in: Leoben, Austria
I’ve worked here since: 2008

What I do:

  • Global responsibility for the purchase of specific raw materials
  • Meeting suppliers to obtain information about material availability, SCM, production, production facilities and available capacity
  • Annual budget

Why I love my job:

  • Collaborating with R&D and marketing to find alternative raw materials
  • Global responsibility for raw materials
  • Travelling to the sources of raw materials

Important skills in my job:

  • Interest in technology
  • Enjoy interacting with other cultures
  • Assertiveness

The best experiences in my job:

Collaboration with different cultures.

How I found my current job:

By submitting an official application.

What I learned for this job during my studies:

Courage to work in an industry which is very male-dominated.

I am:

  • good at using my social skills
  • motivated
  • not easily flustered

About my job:

The job needs to be fun and present constant new challenges. After all, if you enjoy doing something, you do it well.