Today we introduce you to Roseline Olomina, an ambitious, high performing woman who is a successful triple jump champion with both an engineering degree and an Executive MBA. She is now pursuing a career within the Sales organization at Tacton.
You have an amazing background, how did you end up at Tacton?
I had a great career as a Triple Jump athlete and set my first Swedish record when I was 15 years old (13.43 m). My current best at 13.46 m still stands as the Top 5 best in Sweden, even though my career as an athlete pretty much ended in my late teens due to injuries. While I was injured and under rehab training I decided to study Mechanical Engineering at Chalmers. I worked for 12 years both in Sweden and Germany as a Stress Engineer performing strength analysis calculations in various industries but I felt I was missing out to only focus on technical problems. I therefore applied and received a scholarship for an Executive MBA at Stockholm School of Economics. This way I envisioned working with technical solutions but with a business value aspect. When I heard about Tacton and their need for someone with German language skills who could understand both technical and business aspects it seemed like a perfect match for me.
“I love the challenge of figuring out how integration to technology can make business processes more profitable.”
Is there anything you have learned from being a high performing athlete you bring to your work?
As a triple jumper, hitting the springboard consistently has a large impact on your final result. It is a matter of improving every detail and every aspect of your performance. Also, you have to stay focused and leverage on others in order to outperform the competition. I believe this is something I have brought with me into the business world as well: I work hard, leverage on our collective knowledge and influence others to stay focused on our end goal.
What do you like about your job as Technical Sales?
I like the demands I have in terms of understanding the full business process of new customers in new industries. I like to work in an environment where you meet C-level managers with high demands and help them improve their business processes.
Why should future talents apply to a career at Tacton?
If you want to be part of an expanding international team that enables industries to take the stress out selling customized products and services, you should apply! For me, I appreciate that Tacton is a company that is truly multi-cultural and has an international atmosphere. I also enjoy the positive competition at work. For example, we have something called Tacton Awards for which you are encouraged to nominate your colleagues for good work. This is a good example of the atmosphere here which can be boiled down to: if you do something good, you will hear about it!
Technical Sales | Mechanical Engineer | MBA | Stockholm | 1.5 years at Tacton
Passionate about: Digital transformation, continuous learning and leadership