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Case study: recruiting Drive Solutions CVT Manager for Continental

Publication date: Friday, December 29, 2017
Case study: recruiting Drive Solutions CVT Manager for Continental

Continental, a leading global automotive manufacturing company specialising in tyres, brake systems, interior electronics, chassis and fuel usage optimisation, approached Carpenter Consulting for help in search of a Drive Solutions CVT (Commercial Vehicle Tyres) Manager. The search project was conducted due to planned roll-out into new markets (including Poland) of an innovative Continental’s solution called Integrated Fleet Management (IFM). The IFM is a value added service helping companies managing truck fleets with emergency situations related to tire breakdowns. IFM is an end-to-end service including telematics for tracking and data collection, back-office support, data analytics and coordinated network of technicians that are able to help on-site in case of emergency.

/.../ Anna Podrazka, HR Manager of Continental Poland shared her insights on the program in Continental and involvement and impact of IMSA Poland: This International Qualification Program "Drive Solutions CVT!" is our investment into Continental’s most important asset: the people in our organization who will drive our change from Tire Manufacturer to Solutions Provider. The program is the first of its kind, bringing together eight people from different countries to be ambassadors for digital solutions. The twelve months of training focused on building up broad-based knowledge in digital solutions for transportation companies through workshops, training courses and collaborating on projects. Within their market organizations, the candidates assume their role as change ambassadors and share their enthusiasm for the new strategic route; understanding the opportunities and challenges of the specific customer situation, building a network with the local colleagues and supporting them and preparing the market entry for ContiConnect. The ‘Drive Solutions CVT!’ pool is an outstanding representation of diversity for reasons more than just gender and nationality. The team has a wide range of expertise, including Six Sigma methodology, experiential marketing, tire and technical product sales, research and development, software and application development and requirements engineering. We are proud that Poland is a part of this endeavour! Thanks to Carpenter Consulting, we have a worthy and valuable representative. 

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