Meet our Graduate Team 2019

Scandis' Graduate Team 2019




Name
Alexander Viborg

Alexander Viborg

Title/Site
Cost controller, Scandi standard, Denmark Aars.

Favorite chicken dish
BBQ marined breast inner filet on sticks.

What I tell my friends when they ask me what I do at work?
I tell them that I try to evaluate/track the performance of the plant in Aars both in terms of the productivity, the material deviations and other important KPI’s within each department. In addition, I say that I try to work in close collaboration with the production in order to understand the business and how it is working, which is crucial if I want to help them with an analysis of how we are performing.

Why I believe in working at Scandi Standard?
To me Scandi is a good place to be due to the empowerment of the employees. If you see possible improvements, then you have the opportunity to bring them to life. In addition, you can really feel the three core values in terms of: challenge, openness and a sense of urgency, which I consider as some values I personally value highly.

Why Candidates should apply for a graduate position in Scandi Standard?
A graduate program gives you the opportunity to get a wide business perspective already from day 1. In addition, it gives you the opportunity to try out three different jobs throughout the three different rotations, which gives you a unique opportunity to try work within different areas in different countries within Scandi.


Name
Fanni Ylä-Autio

Fanni Ylä-Autio
 
Title/Site
Finance Graduate in Valla, Sweden
 
Favorite chicken dish
Home-made chicken tikka masala with rice.
 
What I tell my friends when they ask me what I do at work?
As a Finance Graduate, I do the daily reporting for the factory, which gives me a good general view of what’s going on. I am also working on an interesting project where the goal is to improve and automatize the reporting system, to get a better overview of the factory´s financial result. On Fridays I get to present our site’s progress in a weekly result-meeting. No two days at work are the same – which makes weeks go past quickly.
 
Why I believe in working at Scandi Standard?
I believe in working at Scandi Standard, because I see a strong future for the chicken industry. There is a high demand for climate-friendly, safe and healthy protein source. What could be better than working for a company that responds to the demand with focus on animal welfare and high quality? At Scandi Standard you get to work with local projects utilizing the knowledge and support from an international company. At Scandi Standard there is always a lot going on and big focus on the future.
 
Why candidates should apply for a graduate position in Scandi Standard?
The graduate position offers an opportunity to kick-start your career by working in projects and sharing knowledge with your fellow graduates. Your insights will be appreciated, and you can shape the program based on your own interests. As a graduate, you will be given great responsibility in your daily work and also the right tools to succeed. After the program, you will have experience from several projects in different countries and good readiness to continue you career at Scandi Standard.


Name
Robert Georgiev

Robert Georgiev

Title/Site
Leadership Trainee within Operations at Scandi Standard, Valla Sweden

Favorite chicken dish
Caesar salad with crispy chicken.

What I tell my friends when they ask me what I do at work?
My initial reaction is that I tell them that I am a project manager involved in several projects (such as optimizing the production), but that is not the entire truth. My day-to-day work is consisting of many project managerial tasks, and I am a responsible project manager for projects at the local production site. However, my long-term work is focused towards leadership and one day becoming a great leader. In the graduate program we have several opportunities to learn and better ourselves in every way possible, and this is the great benefit of being a trainee at Scandi Standard. Hence, I usually conclude by saying ”Right now most of my time is spent as a project manager combined with learning the industry, processes and leadership training, but ask me the same question in 3 years and I bet you it will be a different answer”.

Why I believe in working at Scandi Standard?
Scandi Standard is a company that is not afraid of change, and it is still a young organization. Therefore, the support you receive when you bring new ideas or challenge the status quo is truly what makes me believe in working at Scandi Standard.

Why candidates should apply for a graduate position in Scandi Standard?
Scandi Standard supports employees that have goals and want to challenge themselves, and therefore I believe that Scandi Standard is a perfect organization for anyone that has a high ambition and strives for excellence. You are welcomed in a positive organizational climate with new learnings every day, and new opportunities to grow and show what you are capable of. Moreover, I believe that the core values of Scandi: Openness, Challenge & Sense of Urgency are perfectly combined to offer new graduates the ability to dream big and make it happen.


Name
Axel Cronstedt

Axel Cronstedt

Title/Site
Group Finance, Scandi Standard Head Office in Stockholm

Favourite chicken dish
My mother’s pan-fried chicken fillet with a lemon and rosemary broth is one of my absolute favourites.

What I tell my friends when they ask me what I do at work?
My trainee position is with Group Finance. Within Group Finance I have had the opportunity to be part of many different projects that span across the whole organisation. This involves talking and collaborating with all the entities that are part of the group and working together with interesting, knowledgeable and inspiring people from all parts of the organisation.

I have been working in projects ranging from Group Finance to Corporate Governance. Scandi Standard’s group methodology is based on our values, Openness, Challenge and Sense of Urgency. I think that this is something that shows in our way of working. All projects that I have been working on have always been opened to include new member if they can add to the project, always striving to improve the organisation and challenge the way we work today. All of this is done with a high pace with a focus on results.

Being a part of the Scandi Standard Trainee program have allowed me to see all parts of the organisation and follow the business cycle form egg to consumer by visiting factories and production sites, ride along with one of the groups amazing sales team and sitting down and talking to leaders from all part of the organisation.

Why I believe in working at Scandi Standard?
I have a background within farming and poultry, so Scandi Standard has been on my radar from the very beginning when the group was first formed back in 2013. Scandi Standard presents a perfect opportunity to work in a growing market with an increasing demand for our products while we are maintaining a strict integrity when it comes to animal welfare and sustainable production. Scandi’s vision with “Better Chicken for a Better Life” is something that I believe in and that I want to be part of.

Why candidates should apply for a graduate position in Scandi Standard?
If you want to work with inspiring and knowledgeable people in a position where you will be given responsibilities and challenging task from the start, together with a company that will give you the chance to grow and learn while adding value, Scandi Standard is the place for you.


Name
Nikolaj Leth

Nikolaj Leth

Title/Site
Graduate in Group Operation Finance - seated in Aars

Favourite chicken dish
Tough question, but probably ‘Chicken Tikka Masala’, ‘Chicken McNuggets’ or ‘Tarteletter’ – we eat a lot of chicken at our home.

What I tell my friends when they ask me what I do at work?
I withdraw information from data, which helps the management team make the strategical decisions.

Why I believe in working at Scandi Standard?
Because I can see the impact my suggestions and work have. We are a company that’s not afraid of challenging status quo and always challenge to do things better.

Why candidates should apply for a graduate position in Scandi Standard?
If they want to make a difference and be taken seriously at one of the biggest companies in the industry.


Name
Colm Ronan

Colm Ronan

Title/Site
Operations Graduate, Manor Farm, Ireland

Favourite chicken dish
Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings.

What I tell my friends when they ask me what I do at work?
As an operations graduate, my day to day duties changes all the time, which is what makes it so interesting. I spend most of my time involved in projects set out by senior management which allow me to contribute to the company while also learning about different processes in the production of our quality chicken products. My biggest project to date has been in commissioning our new multi-million euro development to our live bird intake area.

Why I believe in working at Scandi Standard?
At Scandi Standard we strive to be the best at what we do, in the different countries in the group as well as across Europe. This means we are constantly seeking to improve, which makes for an exciting work environment. This strive for excellence as well as our commitment to promoting the health and wellbeing of our chickens, our people and our planet makes Scandi Standard a company you can be proud to work for.

Why candidates should apply for a graduate position in Scandi Standard?
The Scandi Standard Graduate Programme is the ideal place to begin a career in the food industry. The programme focuses on developing you as a professional by introducing you to all aspects of the business.  You are encouraged to decide what direction you want your career to take, allowing you to tailor that to your interests and what you’re passionate about. If you have a passion for something and have an idea on how to put it to use, Scandi Standard will offer you every opportunity to do so.


Name
Jenny Simony

Jenny Simony

Title/Site
Graduate, Farre Denmark

Favorite chicken dish
Chicken curry.

What I tell my friends when they ask me what I do at work?
I work with optimization of the chicken production. This is everything from calculation of the machinery, to the behaviour and training of the employees. I get challenged every day and I learn new things every day!

Why I believe in working at Scandi Standard?
I believe that chickens are part of the future when thinking of a healthy, climate friendly way of eating. And with the best animal welfare in mind. Working at Scandi Standard can give you the feeling of believing and being proud of the product that you are part of creating.

Why candidates should apply for a graduate position in Scandi Standard?
Being part of a graduate program is like being part of a family. You always have a place to go and they care for you all the way from your daily buddy, to the CEO telling us that we are wanted. Being a part of Scandi Standard in particular gives the best possibility to develop, travel and becoming a great leader in the future within the company. Apply for the position, I promise you that you will not regret it!


Name
Mette Gehlert Theilgaard

Mette Gehlert Theilgaard

Title/Site
Operation and leadership graduate, Aars, Denmark

Favorite chicken dish
Hasselbacked chicken with spinach and ricotta.

What I tell my friends when they ask me what I do at work?
I work with structuring and strengthening the competencies among the employees at the production site. From a strong collaboration with the leaders in the production site, I am trying to improve the working environment while maintaining high efficiency.

Why I believe in working at Scandi Standard?
I believe in working with a company where I am challenged and has the possibility to evolve. It is a strong company with big ambitions to improve the chicken production and keep on developing as a big player within the food sector, and corporates well with my own values.

Why candidates should apply for a graduate position in Scandi Standard?
It is a great chance to get into the working force with a thorough introduction to essential parts of the food industry. You get to use your potential and is getting into a great company, where you will have the possibilities to grow and work with interesting projects. If you like having a steep learning curve with great outcome, you should apply for the graduate program.