entwicklungsgeschichte-langensand-stage
#People - 10 September 2021

“Be brave and take a chance”

Karin Langensand is someone who asks a lot of questions and can remember almost anything. The trained chemist has had an amazing career at Emmi as a result, and is now Deputy Head of Logistics.

“I figured if they thought I could do it, then I could.” This is in reference to 2007, when she was asked to lead a team of seven. But let’s start at the beginning: The 42-year-old trained as a chemist but was unable to find a job as a chemist once she'd completed her apprenticeship due to the market situation. “Because I had been in French-speaking Switzerland for a year, I could speak French well, so I got a job as a clerk at a health insurance company.” And so it was by chance that she joined Emmi as a transport clerk in Emmen in 2001. 

entwicklungsgeschichte-langensand-text-image-2

Making progress step by step

Some of the time, Karin helped in transport planning and scheduling. “Finally, I was allowed to take over as deputy for the head of dispatching.” Later she was able to hire an employee, then another – gaining her first management experience as a result. Until 2007, when she took on the aforementioned role herself and thus became head of the all-female Administration Logistics team. 

Learning by doing

The next step came in 2013, when she assumed the role of Business Process Champion and took over as Head of Logistics Processes and Systems. “This was a logical step since I'd already been involved in a logistics sub-project a year earlier.” Apart from her training to become a federally certified businesswoman (2004), Karin mostly learned on the job, through external seminars and via her network.

“Be brave, take a chance, and make it fun!”

Karin LangensandDeputy Head of Logistics
entwicklungsgeschichte-langensand-text-image

Remarkable development

After having been promoted to Emmi management in 2015, Karin has now been Deputy Head of Emmi Logistics Switzerland since mid-2020. “A great appreciation that fills me with pride.” Karin already has a remarkable career path behind her. “Listen, watch, remember,” she says, smiling. 

Support provided by Emmi

Karin has also been able to make the most of the many opportunities for professional development at Emmi, both for herself and for the company. In its sustainability goals, Emmi champions the professional development of employees within the organisation.

Absorb everything

One of Karin’s skills is that she is able to retain a lot of information. “But I’m also motivated and have a strong self-interest,” she says. She simply absorbs everything and dares to ask questions. “My tip, and for other women in particular: Be brave, take a chance, and make it fun!”

Teaser-M_SUST_Pillar_People
Sustainability Caring for our people

We will provide a place where everyone feels welcome, valued and inspired, and offer growth opportunities for all our employees.

Emmen_Team Produktion Frischprodukte 01
Working at Emmi Why Emmi?

Here, you can learn more about Emmi as an employer and what we have to offer. We have more than 6,000 employees worldwide from over 60 countries and more than 100 different professions.

_00A3007
Welcome to Emmi Working at Emmi

Here, you can learn more about Emmi as an employer and what we have to offer. We have more than 8,700 employees worldwide from over 60 countries and more than 100 different professions.

Mitarbeitende-erzaehlen-sihem-teaser-m
Working at Emmi Our employees explain

Why Emmi means family to them and why it is more than just a job.

Emmi Stories

stories-chapel-bridge-lucerne-emmi.jpg

Stories from the world of Emmi

We respect your privacy

Our website uses cookies and analytical tools to optimise your experience on our website. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse the use of our website. 

We also share information about how you use our website with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. Our partners may combine this information with other information that you have provided to them or that they have collected in the course of your using the services, and these partners may be located in countries that do not have laws that protect your personal information to the same extent as those in Switzerland and/or the EU/EEA. 

By clicking on “Allow all and continue”, you consent to the use of all cookies. By clicking on the button “Confirm my selection” you consent only to the categories that you have selected. You can change the cookie settings using the link in the “Privacy Policy” footer. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy.

Manage cookies