Deepa Anand Kumar, Senior Learning & Development Specialist
Who am I
I joined Grundfos India in 2007 after studying Production Engineering and gaining a few years work experience in that field. I have always been extremely passionate about serving the people and taking care of the planet. Two passions of mine that I share with Grundfos. I began my career here as a Marketing Executive, but since then, my Grundfos journey has taken me all the way from our manufacturing unit over Training Solutions Specialist to Senior Learning & Development specialist.
The thing that drives me is that I come in every morning with the purpose of making myself and the world a tat bit better than it was yesterday
How I make a difference
Being a Learning & Development specialist, I take pride in contributing to Grundfos employees’ personal growth through learning and development. This means that I am responsible for coordinating learning and development activities, as well as developing learning strategies on both a broad organizational level and a personal employee level. I also support the outside world by engaging with external customers and students with a focus on how they and Grundfos can contribute to making the world a better place.
What I love the most about my job
I simply love the Grundfos culture and all the support I receive from my colleagues. Everyone is equal here. Therefore, you can always ask for help with even the smallest things. Your colleagues are always there. Also, if you make a mistake – we can always be open and honest with each other. Even though I work solely remote, I have not experienced the slightest problem with working from a distance. Instead, the latest technology allows me to collaborate with my colleagues from wherever I want.
I have always had a go-do attitude and embrace all challenges – even in areas that I am not familiar with. Furthermore, I am incredibly passionate about serving the people and taking care of the planet. For me, this is more than just a job. The thing that drives me is that I come in every morning with the purpose of making myself and the world a tat bit better than it was yesterday, and I have the opportunity to do so in a workplace like Grundfos.
My dreams for the future
In the future, I want to continue doing something for the people at Grundfos. I am currently involved with a couple AI projects as we strive to bring Artificial Intelligence to the production. But on a larger scale, I dream of giving something back to Grundfos since I have been given so much throughout my years here. So, I dream of making Grundfos the company in which I retire and keep contributing and working towards making an impact across the board.
Advide for future colleagues
In my opinion, Grundfos is the safest place to work, learn and grow - especially for female employees. I can guarantee you that you will learn a lot from us, but I can also guarantee you that we are looking forward to learning a lot from you. Also, Grundfos is full of opportunities for career development. Personally, I have had many different positions and I have felt welcomed and appreciated everywhere. I feel extremely lucky to be a part of this culture, and I strongly believe that you will be as well.
Besides being very passionate about my work and Grundfos, I am a Blue Cross Volunteer. I simply love to take care of animals, especially puppies. But honestly, who would not love to take care of puppies.