Summary from The Talent Guide (www.talentguiden.dk), posted 26 April 2016.
COPENHAGEN: Head of Global Communication and Marketing, Anne Grandt, outlines some of the qualities BLUETOWN employees should possess.
Is a career only about personal income? This is not the case for companies like BLUETOWN. Since 2006, a team of Danish business people has been working on a solution that potentially can save millions of lives and improve quality of life for even more people. The Copenhagen based company operates on three continents, and is constantly looking for new talented colleagues to strengthen the team.
BLUETOWN improves the world one bit at a time by developing and deploying solar powered Wi-Fi base stations in rural areas. The business case combined with the social entrepreneurship aspect are among the drivers for the employees.
Even though the solution is simple, the process of the R&D, deployment, supply chain, and sales and marketing department face challenges that are due to the complex areas we work in. These are among others cultural differences, which we face every day due to our global position. Anne Grandt, Head of Global Communication and Marketing, mentions some of the qualities new colleagues should possess in order to fit into the BLUETOWN environment. She highlights that mutual respect for both colleagues and work is essential to working in a global environment. Working at BLUETOWN might require some travels to visit the base stations. Anne Grandt furthermore adds that potential candidates should be prepared for and willing to work in a global environment, and be able to turn challenges into new opportunities.
As a startup, candidates should possess knowledge within a specific field, which can contribute to the development and expansion of the BLUETOWN solution. However, the employees must also accept that the tasks are not always clearly defined, and one might also have to take on other responsibilities than defined in the original contract.
Read the full article with tips on how to become part of BLUETOWN’s global organization here (in Danish).
Souce/ Talent Guide
Summary article by Anne Grandt, Head of Global Communication & Marketing