"The coolest thing about my job is the business development part and also working with people. I really love working with people.“ That’s what Ingvill Houmb Sjölin, Managing Director, Silhouette Nordic at Silhouette enjoys most in her everyday job. Her responsibility is to run the operation and make sure that people are happy and confident to come to work. Could someone with a different background also do this job? "I think what you are working, where you end up very much has to do with your attitude. Attitude could move mountains.“
Drei Ratschläge an Dein 14jähriges Ich!
Don’t put limitations to your dreams and follow your heart and work hard.
Was steht auf Deiner Visitenkarte?
My name is Ingvill Houmb Sjölin I’m the managing director for Silhouette Nordic.
Was ist das coolste an Deinem Job?
The absolutely coolest thing about my job is the business development part, I’m a true entrepreneur and I think it’s really fantastic to be a part of developing our business in a Nordic region certainly and also working with people. I really love working with people and in this job I have the opportunity to work of course with my colleagues internally and also with the clients, so I get the best of both worlds I think.
Welche Einschränkungen bringt Dein Job mit sich?
I see very few limitations in this job, it’s a lot of opportunities honestly but of course there are a lot of decisions making and sometimes you feel okay what way should I go? What would be the best for the future? Should we go left or right? Sometimes you just have to take that decision and go for it and believe in it.
Worum geht es in Deinem Job?
Silhouette is an Austrian company producing the absolutely lightest eye wear in the world in very high quality and we are distributing these frames I would say basically all over the world. My responsibility as managing director is of course to run the operation together with my colleagues and make sure that people are really confident and happy to come to work and make sure that we have also very happy client of course. Every day is very different since we are working in different countries it’s a lot of travelling of course. I’m travelling all the Nordic countries, some days I meet with my colleagues that is actually working in a certain country. Other days I will meet with clients to see how together we can develop business and also the daily office work is a part of my job, it’s a delicate combination.
Wie sieht Dein Werdegang aus?
I’m born and raised in Norway and I moved to Stockholm because of love when I was quite young and that is where I also where I started studying Science in Marketing and I also have read Gender History, Psychology, Philosophy actually course that is really interesting to me … So basically my background is really in marketing and I had the huge privilege to work in different business, I’ve been in everything from finance to IT and fashion. So I’ve really been through different business and I actually latest came from the optical business and that was also what led me to this company to Silhouette. I’ve now been working with Silhouette for one year, very interesting year and I’m really looking forward to moving on here.
Ginge es auch ohne Deinem Werdegang?
Absolutely, I think that where your working, where you end up very much has to with your attitude, I think that attitude actually could move mountains. Your background is of course one thing, your education is one thing but I think that you can head in to all the different business if you just have the right attitude.