Export Compliance Manager

“Sperry Marine is very open and friendly, a lot of good teamwork and great people everywhere.” - Katja Kuerzinger (Hamburg, Germany)

Education:

Business School and state certified education in Wholesale and Foreign Trade

Current Job:

Export Compliance Manager

Working with Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine since:

2007

What made you decide to choose to work for Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine?

I wanted to work with “real” products and international customers again. After having had more than ten years of sales experience in a small, but internationally operating company where I had worked since graduation, I had chosen to work in an area that was less international and my job there was more focussed on financial tasks, which was not what I wanted to do, so it was time for another change.

How did you find out about Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine?

I looked into a newspaper that was lying around at my parents house and saw the job offer for a Contracts Officer at Sperry Marine. I found it interesting because it offered all I wanted, so I applied for the job. I didn’t have any experience in the maritime industry but living near Hamburg in Germany, not that far from the coast, and loving to watch ships (from firm ground, that is) I found the maritime industry very appealing and interesting.

How would you describe the work environment/culture within Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine?

Sperry Marine is very open and friendly, a lot of good teamwork and great people everywhere - a good mixture of many cultures because of the many countries we are operating in.

What would you tell a potential applicant about Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine?

That it is a company that can be very proud of its people, its heritage, its products and the service we do. That sometimes, as everywhere, it can be challenging but that it is always positive and we’re making change for the better. That the company supports its employees in their development and personal learning,  which is very important.

What have been your professional highlight while working within Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine?

There are always a lot of little highlights every day. The most recent was being involved in the transfer of a specific process within the company and working together with the various functions involved to making it happen.

What do you enjoy most about working at Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine?

My team, and all my colleagues.