What do you currently do at Fordist?
I oversee the management and maintenance of the company’s peripherals and generally make sure that all our IT processes run smoothly and are continuously upgraded. Currently I’m mostly excited about the integration of our recent software solutions that will further enhance the automated processes with our business partners.
From an IT perspective, what do you find most challenging working at Fordist?
Fordist Group has a very high bar when it comes to scalability and automation. There are days I am involved with improving a wide range of information systems (e.g. ERP, WMS, EDI, etc.), and I continue to learn new things, so sometimes it can really be challenging to process everything stored on my SSD brain :). Moreover, I need to be constantly 100% alert on maintaining an uncompromised system solution to our business partners.
What do you like about working at Fordist?
One of the reasons I look forward every morning to work is because of an amazing team, it’s like working in a large family that shares both laughter as well as tears (btw I was not paid to say that :)). Another thing I appreciate is the rapid and continuous improvement of our IT processes that I can be part of, and the fact that we overall have a very strong cooperation between IT and our backoffice which makes my everyday life much more fun and efficient. At last but not least there is our faithful helper Luki, the company cat. She is the only colleague who listens for hours and never judges me for sleeping by my keyboard, wearing wrinkled shirts or having clutter on the table.
Can you share a memorable moment of your private life with us?
Among my most beautiful experiences of my life is a pre-Christmas evening when I went to a supermarket in my Slovak hometown, in Poprad. A homeless man begged me for money that I initially declined thinking it was for alcohol. However when he asked for 50 cents for some bread that was on sale, and seeing the sincerity and sadness in his eyes, and toilet paper wrapped around his feet in winter time, I took him to the store with me. He told me a heartbreaking story of how he got into his situation. The least I could do was to buy him socks, shoes and basic food like milk, cheese and bread. Overall it cost me around 15 Euros, almost insignificant to me but seeing his tears of emotion made me realise the value of money and how little it takes for a better Christmas.
What do you like doing outside work?
In my spare time I enjoy further developing my IT skills in web design, scripting or coding for example. I love netball and skating and still sometimes do combat sports that I used to practice professionally. I also do like the occasional solitude, having a beer while watching the starry sky (outside the luminous Prague) and thinking about everything in life. My favourite of all however is spending time outside between autumn and winter when snowfall begins, ideally combined with mulled wine!