Meet Johan Carlegrim, Product Manager
Johan’s education: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management, Design & Product Development
What made you apply for a position at Sectra?
I got to know some of the people who work here while I was doing my master thesis at Sectra. Most of the people were from the office in Linköping, but it felt like Sectra had a culture of openness and high quality and that was the kind of employer I was looking for. I also like living in Linköping, so an opportunity to work at Sectra’s global headquarters felt interesting.
How long have you been working at Sectra?
I started working for Sectra in September 2012 as soon as I finished my master’s thesis. My first position was a Product Marketing Manager, where I mainly focused on the packaging of existing products. Three months later I was offered a position as Product Manager for one of the business areas. I have been responsible for quite a few products since then, for products developed in both Sweden and abroad.
Being a Product Manager is very much about having an overview and knowing a little about a lot. Fortunately, there are lots of people at Sectra with in-depth expertise and since we have such close cooperation and relationships with our customers, information is never far away.
What do you do on a normal day at work?
There are very few normal days for me! Most of my days are very different and I travel a lot. As a Product Manager, I am responsible for the long-term strategy of my products, which means deciding which problems we should try to solve for our customers to achieve the best outcome for both our customers and Sectra. This requires market analyses, prioritizing the development of new functionality and writing business cases. One of my main tasks is asking customers and colleagues a lot of questions. Being a Product Manager is very much about having an overview and knowing a little about a lot. Fortunately, there are lots of people at Sectra with in-depth expertise and since we have such close cooperation and relationships with our customers, information is never far away. I personally enjoy working with the bigger picture – it makes my job varied and seldom boring!
What are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about teamwork. I have played team sports all my life and it’s such a rewarding feeling to share an achievement with other people. The team spirit at Sectra is very strong and what I like even more is how we carry this over to our customers. It is very rewarding to work so closely with our end-users, enabling them to diagnose and treat patients more efficiently.
How would you describe Sectra as a workplace?
Sectra is a really nice place to work. The office in Linköping is comfortable and while everyone at Sectra is highly skilled and professional, they are also easy-going and friendly. I think this combination is vital for achieving a team spirit and top results.
If you could describe Sectra in a few words, what would you say?
Quality, team spirit, personal development.
Why would you recommend applying for a job at Sectra?
If you are looking for a top-quality company that is dedicated to improving healthcare at a global level but also focused enough to see and appreciate both its customers and employees, Sectra is a really good alternative.