We welcome your feedback

Taking part in a short anonymous survey will help us to make your site experience better.

Cover_image
Sarah_square
Sarah_square

Sarah

Corporate Entrepreneur

Role title

Corporate Entrepreneur

Based

Marl, Germany

Segment

Creavis

Joined Evonik

2016

Study

PhD in Bioprocess Engineering

About Sarah
Role title

Corporate Entrepreneur

Based

Marl, Germany

Segment

Creavis

Joined Evonik

2016

Study

PhD in Bioprocess Engineering

Teamwork, Flexibility and Responsibility

Growing up on the Lower Rhine - I already knew the Marl Chemical Park before I started studying. But it took some time before I made contact. It was only shortly before I finished my doctorate that I met my future boss at a conference. The interviews were held quite quickly after my application. Above all, the good atmosphere between my colleagues in Bioprocess Engineering at Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH convinced me to start at Evonik. After working only on a laboratory scale during my doctorate, I was looking forward to the large plants as a bioprocess engineer.

After spending about 6 months at Evonik, I took part in the Global Ideation Jam 2017. This is an Evonik internal idea competition: Every year, a corporate entrepreneur has the opportunity to develop an idea into a product for one year. 

In the summer of 2017, my team and I won this competition. Since then, I've been working on developing the idea into a marketable product. I was always thrilled by how openly I was able to approach my colleagues at Evonik - regardless of which business line they belonged to or which hierarchical level they were at. Colleagues from the labs supported me as well as senior management. Of course, the team played a very special role.

In addition to the task of developing an idea into a product, as a corporate entrepreneur it is also about making a contribution to change the culture of innovation. I therefore spend part of my time in group meetings or departmental retreats and report on my experiences.

It was never my goal to become a corporate entrepreneur - today I think I couldn't have done better. I like to take responsibility for decisions, but at the same time I enjoy the flexibility this job gives me. The combination of teamwork, flexibility and responsibility gives me the opportunity to create and change things. I really appreciate that in my role as a corporate entrepreneur.


#Germany #Marl #Creavis #CorporateEntrepreneur #TellYourStory #Opportunities #TeamSpirit #CorporateInnovation

MEET THE TEAM

See what other team members say about Evonik.

Let's Chat
Let's Chat