My name is Laura Steinhoff, I am a project manager at INVERTO, 31 years old and live in beautiful Hamburg.
What’s your story Laura?
Hello, who are you and what brought you to INVERTO?
Throughout my studies (I studied Fashion & Textile Management in Hamburg and International Fashion Marketing in London with the help of two full scholarships) and my professional activities, it was always important for me to spend a lot of time abroad (among others in Vancouver, Hong Kong, London, Sydney) and to always focus on procurement-related topics in the consumer goods and fashion sector, because this is where I truly found my passion. I gained my first work experience through internships (including Tchibo, Otto Group, Marks & Spencer), working student jobs and an international trainee program at Gebr. Heinemann.
I was contacted via LinkedIn mid 2019 if I would like to deepen my focus in procurement consulting and join INVERTO. After a few conversations with the very friendly INVERTO HR and a successful application process, I decided to accept the offer. I had previously worked in a procurement consultancy and as a senior buyer for perfume & cosmetics at a large travel retailer and saw a good fit between my previous work experience and INVERTO’s focus on retail and consumer goods.
What are you doing at INVERTO?
I am a senior project manager and assigned to the Retail & Consumer Competence Centre. Within the framework of the CC, I have, among other things, written a white paper on the topic of “Sustainable Packaging” and set new standards for brand negotiation projects. I am currently writing an article on the topic of “Supply Chain Law” and supporting various pitches and proposals in the consumer goods sector on topics like Indirect & Direct Spend or Sourcing Mapping.
Do you have a favorite place and why is it your favorite?
As a “Northern German”, one of my favourite places is a very specific pier on Sylt in a heath meadow, with direct access to the sea and nicely hidden from tourists.
If you could choose, which supernatural power would you like to have and why?
I would like to be able to beam myself from A to B – even though I love travelling more than anything, I would like to save myself the endless hours in economy class on a plane, when travelling abroad.
Which concert have you visited lastly and how was it?
Thinking back to the “good old” pre-Corona time: In 2019, I spent three days at the “MS Dockville Festival” in Hamburg with my two best friends.