Along all my professional stations, I always remember amazing people with their great passion for the products.

Stefan

Lead Buyer Security Vehicles

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GET TO KNOW STEFAN.

Already as a child, I associated BMW products with emotions and was fascinated ever since our neighbour drove a red E30 M3. I was able to gain my first practical experience at BMW by studying mechanical engineering at the plants in Dingolfing and South Africa. Afterwards my working life started in the production planning department in Munich. There, I was able to get to know various production areas in the company and had the opportunity to take part in another stay abroad in England. With this stay abroad I associate great memories of my work and the team spirit of my colleagues.

By participating in a wide variety of projects, I was able to build up a large personal network over the years. This gave me the opportunity for an internal change. A great challenge awaited me in the purchasing department for development services, which opened a new professional environment for me and allowed me to gain exciting experience in the business field.

My next step led me into the area of corporate quality. Here, as part of the programme to improve product and process quality, I was given a very varied overview of the processes in the areas of development, purchasing, production and sales. The offer of working as an expatriate in China with our joint venture partner Brilliance to set up a similar optimisation programme seemed like a unique opportunity to me. Together with my wife, I finally threw myself into this adventure. Looking back, it was one of the most intensive times at BMW, which not only allowed me to gain experience but also to develop friendships that still exist today. Currently, I’m back working in the purchasing department in Munich and I’m responsible for the subcontracting of armoured security vehicles which is also a very exciting environment.

And when I’m not in the office or working from home, I'm often outside cycling, mountain biking, skiing or travelling with my family. Sometimes further away and sometimes nearby.

I think the opportunity to be able to work in a wide variety of areas at home and abroad is very enriching at the BMW Group. Along all my professional stations, I always remember amazing people with their great passion for the products.