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Bilbao | Spain

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How many employees work at FMS Bilbao?

We are 3 women and 3 men from 24 to 63 years old, so we are a very diverse team where we can learn from each other. In addition to the gender-balanced team, the office of Fr. Meyer's Sohn in Bilbao fosters a strong sense of camaraderie among its employees. We prioritize open communication, collaboration, and mutual support to ensure everyone feels heard and valued. This positive work culture not only promotes productivity but also helps to build strong, long-lasting relationships between colleagues. Overall, the office environment is one of inclusivity, respect, and teamwork.

Are there any staff events at the branch?

Certainly! In our office, birthday celebrations involve the birthday person treating their colleagues to "pintxos", a traditional Basque tapa. These gatherings provide a great opportunity for team members to bond, chat, and enjoy some delicious food. They help to create a warm and friendly atmosphere, which can contribute to higher levels of job satisfaction and productivity.

What kind of jobs are there and what are typical tasks?

Our main activities are commercial, carrier’s rate negotiations and customer service export as well as import. Moreover, we assist colleagues from different branches with their business activities in the northern region of Spain. This involves providing local knowledge, resources, and support to ensure that their operations run smoothly and effectively. By doing so, we help to strengthen the relationships between our colleagues and their customers, ultimately contributing to the growth and success of the company.

Why is the FMS Bilbao office a great place to work?

Fr. Meyer’s Sohn’s office in Bilbao is a fantastic place to work for some reasons. Firstly, the office has a modern and welcoming design, providing a comfortable and pleasant work environment. Moreover, the company values work-life balance, offering flexible working hours. In addition to the great workplace, Bilbao itself is a wonderful city to call home. Located in the Basque Country of northern Spain, Bilbao is known for its stunning architecture, world-renowned cuisine, and vibrant cultural scene. The city is surrounded by picturesque mountains and offers easy access to the cost, making it an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts. The Bilbao office of Fr. Meyer’s Sohn is truly an excellent place to work and enjoy all that this beautiful city has to offer.

Lander Iturrioz | FMS Bilbao

3 Questions to Lander Iturrioz | FMS Bilbao

1. What is your job at FMS Bilbao?

My primary responsibility is to drive the company’s commercial development in the Basque Country and northern Spain. This involves visiting customers, providing them with offers, and following up with them to close as many deals as possible. Additionally, I am responsible for negotiating with the company’s suppliers - in this case, the shipping companies - to ensure that Fr. Meyer’s Sohn has the most competitive pricing possible. Through my interactions with both customers and suppliers. I play a key role in building and maintaining the company’s relationships within the industry.

2. How was your professional development at FMS?

I began my journey with Fr. Meyer's Sohn in August 2012 as a Customer Service operative. Over the years, I have taken on additional responsibilities, including pricing, and have become a valuable member of the commercial team. As I have gained experience and demonstrated my skills, I have been able to transition into the role of Business Development Manager. This demonstrates a clear path of personal development within the company. By taking on new challenges and excelling in my responsibilities, I have been able to progress to a more senior position.

3. Why do you like working at FMS?

There are several reasons why I enjoy working at Fr. Meyer's Sohn's Bilbao office. Firstly, I appreciate the positive and supportive work environment. The team at Fr. Meyer's Sohn is collaborative, inclusive, and values work-life balance, which contributes to a positive atmosphere in the workplace. Furthermore, the ability to have some flexibility with my working hours is something that I find valuable, as it allows me to balance my work and personal life more effectively.

Nadine Kinscher-Masur

Corporate Head of Marketing | Fr. Meyer's Sohn


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