Key Account Manager
When Daniel Heid started his internship at Sensirion after graduating with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich, it was supposed to rest for six months. “It was a requirement to complete such an internship before I could pursue a master’s degree,” says Daniel, who learned about the position as an R&D intern in the Humidity department via the ETH job portal.
But as Daniel learned, life does not always unfold as originally planned and expected. “I learned a tremendous amount in my internship and the longer it went on, the more I felt that it was too early to return to ETH Zurich,” says Daniel. As a result, he extended his internship by another six months and pushed his master’s degree back a semester. “Definitely the right decision,” says the 31-year-old in retrospect.
It is no secret that Sensirion is the right address for top talent. And no one wanted to pass up on a talent like Daniel, so he was brought back to the house of innovation after completing his master's degree. “A dream solution,” says Daniel. One of the most important reasons why he returned to Sensirion was the opportunity for personal development. Over the course of discussions, it became increasingly clear that Daniel’s strengths in communication and presentation technology would be even more effective in other business areas than R&D.
Daniel was thus offered a position as Key Account Manager in the Mobile and Consumer Electronics division – a very dynamic market that always presents new challenges. “I would not have wanted a different market. You are on the go non-stop here. Realizing successful projects in such a competitive market is what fulfills me in my work.” It is also important to him that everyday life is not too monotonous and that he has a good balance between customer visits and office days. “The arrangement works because I have variety in my day-to-day life.”
After nearly five years, Daniel still feels at right home with Sensirion. “Satisfaction is a combination of a variety of professional and social elements,” he explains. Professionally, this means a company that places trust in its employees, delegates responsibility and offers the opportunity to actively have an impact – irrespective of one’s position. An important feel-good factor is also the spirit within the company and the numerous team social events, such as the weekly soccer match, ski day and the Friday after-work beer. “To sum up, Sensirion is the career path I have always wanted,” says Daniel.