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Kerstin Engelhardt (41)

Head of product management non-food textiles, Globus, St. Wendel

Initially, I knew nothing about the Saarland. I worked for 22 years in a textile company in Nuremberg and was looking for new and an exciting job in management. Then I came into contact with Globus. I can say that moving to the Saarland in the meantime has paid off for me. I have found a great company, dedicated colleagues and a job that is exactly right for me! In May 2012, I started as a product manager for a wide range of goods and, in November 2014, I was offered the role of Purchasing Manager for textiles. Naturally, I was happy to accept this challenge. So, in career terms things are really looking up for me.

09:30 h

09:30 h

Saturday morning. Breakfast in Ostertal. My apartment is in a beautiful, very peaceful and idyllic location in the countryside. From there, it's only a short distance to work. And if I want to take a trip into town, I can always find a cosy café in St. Wendel. In fact, I really enjoy it there. I never really thought so much would be going on throughout the year in a relatively small town, from vintage car races to the Christmas Market!
11:00 h

11:00 h

Now it's time for the gym! I need to do this regularly to counterbalance the job. My studio in St. Wendel is just around the corner and is simply fantastic. That really surprised me - just like the great motorcycle routes in the region. I am registered in a forum where you can set up your own routes and plan joint tours. So, I have already been on interesting trips to the Vosges and Luxembourg with other members of the forum.
„Looking for a new professional challenge I ended up in the Saarland - and have not regretted it!“

„Looking for a new professional challenge I ended up in the Saarland - and have not regretted it!“

14:00 h

14:00 h

Today my motorbike will stay in the garage as I've arranged to go hiking. One of my favourite destinations is the Saarschleife (a loop in the River Saar). If friends come to visit me I like to show them the Saarschleife and the Bostalsee (Lake Bostal). I also like to visit the water gardens at Neunkirchen. It was a nice idea to make a 'Garden of Eden' out of the former mine. As an ex-Franconian I quickly discovered the alpine cabin high up on the Halde. Soon there will be another great event there. I ‘ll see if I can find time to go.

17:30 h

17:30 h

On the way home from our trip we make a short stop at Globus to buy sushi for lunch at my house - it's quick and is always convenient. While we are enjoying the meal, I tell my companion about the funniest initial contacts with the region and people. About the time when I wanted to buy a cake at the bakery and - as I was still unfamiliar with the Saarland dialect - did not understand the assistant’s response. The customer next to me kindly translated; indeed the Saarlanders are nothing if not helpful.
19:15 h

19:15 h

On stage at the State Theatre
In the foyer of the State Theatre. The performance is about to start. At last I've managed to find time for a performance. I've been intending to do this for a long time. So I am twice as excited to see how the evening will turn out!
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