Dipl.-Ing. Žan Bezjak BSc

Žan Bezjak values the varied range of activities and numerous opportunities for travel in his role as Integration Project Manager at IEP Technologies GmbH in Ratingen, Germany.


Key data

Job description: Integration Project Manager & Staff Assistant
Company: IEP Technologies GmbH
I work in: Ratingen, Germany
I’ve worked here since: December 2016
Web: LinkedIn

What I do:

  • Project management for the integration of newly acquired companies from the fields of explosion prevention and protection into the parent company HOERBIGER
  • Project management for the ongoing growth of the new business unit HOERBIGER Safety Solutions
  • Supporting the management with operational and strategic activities

Why I love my job:

  • Involvement in all areas of business from controlling, sales and purchasing to production, product development and IT
  • Close collaboration with top managers and technical and commercial experts
  • Responsible, varied and challenging activities
  • Regular travel inside and outside of the EU

Important skills in my job:

  • Persistence
  • Communication skills
  • Flexibility and reliability

How I found my current job:

I found my job while writing my Master’s thesis for HOERBIGER KT Asia Pacific. I was appointed to a position in explosion prevention and protection at a company acquired by HOERBIGER.

What I learned for this job during my studies:

The most important thing is to have a cross-functional understanding of all the company processes and procedures. Specialising in a specific area can be helpful but you should always understand the technical and strategic associations and be able to apply fundamental management tools at any time. The International Industrial Management course provides all of this.

Job prospects in my field:

Both the Bachelor’s course in Industrial Management and the Master’s course in International Industrial Management are tailored to the requirements of industry and so finding a job which is both enjoyable and ties in with your career plans is not a problem. This is even easier with sufficient motivation, ambition and flexibility.

I am:

  • target-driven
  • reliable
  • organised

About my job:

For me, it is important that the company trusts in the skills and potential of its employees and permits, values and promotes good ideas for improving the company. A friendly working environment is also important to me because I feel that this increases satisfaction, productivity and innovation. I would like to show students that this course is the ideal springboard for working in such an environment. I would recommend giving some thought to your career goals during the course and to use this as a basis for your decisions about your internship and specialisation.