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Madoka Watanabe is Operations Manager for DHL in Japan

 September 27, 2023

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DHL is a fantastic place to develop a career. The company's culture, values, and the way employees work together as a team ensure that everyone feels valued and rewarded for the contribution they bring.

Meet DHL Supply Chain Japan's Operations Manager for Consumer & Retail Sector, Madoka Watanabe. Since joining DHL Supply Chain as a graduate, Madoka has risen through the ranks with the help of supportive leaders and colleagues.

Importance of being supported by colleagues

Madoka started working with DHL Supply Chain as an Operation Staff graduate. Work was very challenging at the beginning, however Madoka's manager and senior members always supported her, and she gradually progressed through to a managerial position.

"DHL has employees from a wide range of ages, from new graduates to elder people. I love how they are all very positive about their careers," says Madoka. "I enjoy sharing different ideas with our team members about various customer project challenges and solutions."

Gaining knowledge from her team

The opportunities for personal growth with DHL are endless. Madoka was selected as Operations Manager for a new global fashion client, where she worked with and drew from the knowledge of so many talented people working as a team.

"I also helped to set up the operations for this project and seeing it go live gave me an enormous sense of pride," explains Madoka.

Valuing the people she works with

DHL's workforce consists of different skills, experiences, and viewpoints, but all employees come together as one global team. Each employee is committed to doing their best for DHL's customers. But while sharing the same mindset, DHL is always keen to celebrate the unique contribution each individual brings. In turn, this means that DHL employees really value one another.

"After 13 years, I still love coming to work every day since everybody who works here is always warm and welcoming. DHL is a great and diverse work environment that treats all co-workers with the same respect," attests Madoka.

She enjoys how her team tackles challenges at work with creativity and determination, and enjoys hanging out with her colleagues. On the days when Madoka is not working, she loves going to hot springs with her friends to relax.

Diverse work environment

DHL works hard to create an environment where each individual can shine - an environment that encourages people to stay with DHL and grow with DHL, and enables them to enjoy a rewarding long-term career.

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