TODAY WE MEET – Interview to Debora, Administration Manager

March 24, 2020

Hello Debby, this month you will be the protagonist of “TODAY WE MEET”, for those who don’t know it yet, it’s a series of monthly interviews where IBI employees and their main partners will be interviewed. To begin with, I would say to make a short presentation to let you know better.

Hello everyone! I’m Debora, or if you prefer Deb or Debby, I’m 24 years old, and I was born and raised in Canton Ticino.

I work in the administrative part of IBI, in particular I have the opportunity to deal with many aspects related to the accounting and administrative management of the company, I try to make the flow of information and documents functional and systematic in order to start a proper management of the accounting, this is my job summarized .

For me it is important that every number has a justification!

IBI SA was your first work experience, which began several years ago, how was your first contact in the world of work?

I met IBI in 2015 through an employment program in the Canton of Ticino and it was my first job. After the first interview, the people inside the company, including the managers, gave me the certainty of entering a small but at the same time a big company united. I immediately took up the new challenge that awaited me even though it initially scared me because it was my first real contact in the world of work. Along the way there have been many changes characterized by the needs of the company for example initially the accounting was managed through a small program installed on the PC, now it is managed through SAP and soon we will conclude the development of MRP management related to the aspect of production planning.

Did you need any particular qualifications or diplomas to carry out your current position?

My training at Business School was enough to start my career in the company, given my age I thought it was important to keep my professional background updated in order to be in line with the increasingly rapid changes and future goals of the company. IBI invests a lot in the training of its employees, so I decided to attend the course for the Diploma as Chartered Specialist in Accounting and Financial Management, which started last September… I still have a long way to go and I’m glad of it!

You were recently named employee of the year 2019, first of all congratulations you deserved it! Did you expect this? How did you feel?

Well…it was a good moment, and it felt even better to share it with everyone.

Over the course of 2019, I’ve tried to give all of myself and will continue to do so. I’m glad that the message has been passed on internally at the company level.

In my opinion, in addition to making a contribution to achieving the company’s goals, it is important to set personal objectives to achieve so that we can create a challenge with ourselves.

As a last question I ask you to tell me what does work at IBI mean to you?

In these years I have seen the company evolve, being part of this continuous evolution makes me proud. In my small working life full of memories; successes and defeats, I have had the opportunity to meet people who have been helpful for my personal and professional growth. I am part of a team with a high professional profile, among colleagues we try to help each other in everything, being a small company it is easier to interact, the hierarchies are there, but they are less rigid and it is easier to get answers to a question or idea. Learning to collaborate is fundamental!

IBI has given me a great opportunity and its trust.

We have come to the end of the interview, thank you for making yourself available and for sharing your experience in IBI, see you soon!

Thank you very much for your time!


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