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Kaukokiito as an employer
Often, you hear people at Kaukokiito say that you can tell a Kaukokiito employee as soon as they walk through the door. What is it like to work at Kaukokiito, and what kinds of things are important to us?
On this page, we introduce Kaukokiito employees working in various roles and their stories.
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“I have been driving Kaukokiito shipments with subcontractor A. Järvimäki for six years. Currently, I am responsible for the Kilo–Mankkaa area in Espoo. I entered the transport trade nine years ago after completing the basic qualification in logistics at TTS Työtehoseura. After primary school, I was offered a place to study construction or logistics, and I chose logistics. Our dispatchers are great people and know their trade – it is easy to work when you are surrounded by skilled people. I have got to know the customers and chat with them while working. Driving and the independent nature of the work not only give you freedom, but also responsibility for your own actions.”
”I came to Kaukokiito’s Tampere terminal in my twenties as a data entry clerk at a time when all waybills were stored manually in the systems. I took a vocational qualification in business and administration at an adult education institution alongside my job. It was easy to adopt what was taught when I was able to reflect them against the experience I had gained at work. I worked in dispatching, I also took care of special invoicing. I worked for Kaukokiito for 17 years, until I was transferred within the group to the position of transport planner at Kuljetusliike Y. Auramaa Oy. The best things about Kaukokiito are the people and the team spirit. Everyone in the chain is committed to operating the Finnish way – this creates security and continuity.”
“I applied for a job as transport order recipient at Kaukokiito ten years ago. Today, I work as a customer service manager at the service centre. We receive hundreds of transport orders and shipment inquiries every day. In addition to the actual work, my duties include managing my team, developing our operations, preparing work rotas and cooperating with other departments and partners. I am a bachelor of hospitality management by education, but the challenges of balancing the irregular working hours in the restaurant industry with family life led to studying as a management assistant. After graduating, I applied for a job at Kaukokiito, and I am still on that journey. Before my current position I worked as a team manager in Kaukokiito's telephone customer service for two years and graduated from Kaukokiito Akatemia with immediate supervisor’s degree. Currently, I am attending specialised vocational training in management. The best thing about my work is that I can actively develop my own team’s work and thereby help to develop the operations of Kaukokiito on the whole.”
“I am the Terminal Manager of the Vantaa terminal. I am responsible for terminal operations: the quality of work, efficiency and developing the operations. I started at Kaukokiito as a terminal worker during the summer 2015. Six months later, my position was made permanent. In six years, my job description has changed considerably. Before my current post, I’ve worked as team supervisor, foreperson and forepersons’ team leader. Before joining Kaukokiito, I was a semi-professional football player, but I was forced to think about other options due to injuries. Now, the same drive I had on the field guides me in my work. The best thing about Kaukokiito is the superb colleagues, who all work together to improve terminal operations. The culture of a family business is reflected in how employees are managed and looked after.”
“I am responsible for developing Kaukokiito’s digital marketing and other marketing and communication tasks. I joined the company in autumn 2016. Before Kaukokiito, I graduated as a bachelor of business administration and Master of Economics and worked at an advertising agency for six years. However, my dream was to get to develop the marketing of a single company holistically instead of several customer accounts. Kaukokiito is attractive soil to a marketer – a trustworthy Finnish company in the transport industry, and the history of its owner carriers contains stories beyond comparison. The best thing about my job is the diversity and the opportunity to develop the company’s operations extensively.”
“For over a decade, my team and I have been responsible for sales and customer relationships in Southwest Finland. The proximity of Turku harbour has its own impact on our operations, and we often cooperate with forwarders and direct customer contacts located also outside of Finland. I think you live and you learn: I have always wanted to keep studying alongside work and I encourage my employees to do the same. It is also important to stay physically in shape because being generally fit helps in coping with work. I find that Kaukokiito employees are at their most successful when our work improves our customers’ competitiveness. Keeping our focus on the customer keeps us constantly improving our operations.”
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