In order to be able to react as quickly as possible not only to internal adjustments but also to external customer requirements, our agile working methods are fundamental.
Our well-developed technological infrastructure, with tools such as Office 365, Miro, or Jira, enables the teams to work efficiently at any time and from any location. This was a big advantage for me at the beginning of the pandemic, as I could easily switch to mobile working without any obstacles. Furthermore, modern technologies such as robotic process automation are paving the way for making our structures even more efficient. In order to be able to react as quickly as possible not only to internal adjustments but also to external customer requirements, our agile working methods are fundamental.
Digitalization is not about performing tasks on autopilot
Digitalization is the future. To maintain our position in the market successfully, we must invest in our digital infrastructure to meet future challenges. Our goal is to become the first industrial tech company in our industry. We have already achieved initial great successes, such as HConnect, our customer-facing digital product suite, and I am certain that with the prevailing commitment and motivation of our employees, we will stay on the track to success.
As part of the Finance & Governance Department, I strongly contribute to steering the company in the right direction with regard to the digitization strategy. Our financial and benchmark analyses are the foundation for important decisions. When it comes to essential purchasing decisions, I work closely with the Purchasing and Product Owner Team and am therefore able to shape and steer the process from its early stages. We are one team, and digitalization helps us not only to organize our work, but also to improve our performance.
Heidelberg Materials is a global player with more than just building materials behind it. With its innovative ideas and excellent reputation, Heidelberg Materials is not without reason the market leader in cement and ready-mix concrete and the leader in sand and gravel. I find it impressive that we are actively working to reduce our environmental footprint and are already pioneers on the road to CO2 neutrality.