Christian Hettinger

Head of Business Development Supply Chain

With us since 2009

Christian's Story

What makes us different

Innovation

To this very day, we are driven by the revolutionary idea of company founder Thomas Sabo: to give silver jewellery a brand name. Innovation is the key to each and every one of our designs.

Openness

The world of THOMAS SABO is diverse, emotive and authentic – things that also apply to the company management. Tolerance, trust, respect and above all openness with all employees are very close to our hearts.

Motivation

Those who have experienced us immediately sense: we are very passionate about what we do. Our enthusiasm is our strength and the engine that drives our creativity. Because the motivation of each employee creates a bond and inspires us to be innovative – each and every day.

Efficiency

We promote efficient processes across all levels of the hierarchy. Thanks to our flat organisational structure, all employees can actively help shape changes to our dynamic, flexible and growth-oriented environment.

Team spirit

Our company mantra is TOGETHER. It is for this reason that we highlight team spirit and all its associated values – and very much from the bottom up: during our daily interaction in our offices, the coffee bars and the canteens.

Enthusiasm

As an owner-run company, the business is very much about the spirit of founder Thomas Sabo and Creative Director Susanne Kölbli. Their positive energy and creativity radiates out to everybody who comes into contact with our brand: employees, customers and partners. This is how everybody becomes a THOMAS SABO ambassador.

What we offer

Cosmopolitan

We are open-minded. Multiculturalism is what makes THOMAS SABO stand out – whether in daily business with our international employees or as inspiration for our hugely-diverse designs.

Community

We promote a ‘sense of togetherness’. A hugely popular tradition at the company is the annual THOMAS SABO Christmas party. Here, we celebrate – in a wonderfully relaxed environment – the successes of the past year with our international colleagues. Further popular events include our company summer parties, family days and football tournaments. And colleagues also regularly meet up for THOMAS SABO Ice Tigers games in Nuremberg, for which we offer subsidised employee tickets.

Performance reviews

Within the context of personal annual performance reviews with their superiors, all employees have the opportunity to help structure their area of responsibility and define their vocational further development moving forward. The THOMAS SABO management always has an open ear for the concerns of its employees. Prudent improvement suggestions are rewarded and implemented.

Seminars

As an international company, the THOMAS SABO Training Academy guarantees uniform standards at all our sites. This internal, interactive e-learning-platform is targeted at product knowledge and sales training seminars and is available to all THOMAS SABO employees worldwide. Furthermore, we offer our store staff comprehensive and personal training seminars to support them in dealing with customers from day one – because shop employees are our most important brand ambassadors.

Work and family

Family values are firmly embedded in the THOMAS SABO management. As a growing regional employer, we are aware of our social responsibility and made this official with the signing of the Family Friendliness Charter of the Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg in July 2016. At the Lauf an der Pegnitz site, we operate the ‘THOMAS SABO Silbersternchen’ crèche in cooperation with the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB – Workers' Samaritan Federation) Nuremberger Land e. V., which manages the facility. The children of employees between the ages of six months and six years receive superlative care and attention in the crèche and the kindergarten. Furthermore, schoolchildren can be enrolled for afternoon and holiday care.

Health & well-being

All offices at the company headquarters in Lauf an der Pegnitz have been equipped with ergonomic office furniture. And our two in-house canteens – the ‘Restaurant’ and the so-called ‘Casino’ – offer balanced diets with a selection of the most diverse culinary delights that change daily. In addition to this, we operate an in-house, state-of-the-art gym, offering yoga and Pilates courses, for example, and where special massages can also be booked.

Employee offers

We offer all employees a staff discount on our items of jewellery and watches at the company headquarters in Lauf an der Pegnitz and on a country-by-country basis.

Additional perks

We offer Christmas and holiday pay, flexible working hours with flexitime and part-time jobs as well as a subsidised Company pension programme at the company headquarters in Lauf an der Pegnitz and on a country-by-country basis. In addition, there is a comprehensive mobility concept for employees at the company headquarters, which includes discounted VAG tickets for public transport, bicycle leasing and an internal car-sharing service.  

Our employees

Christoph Gerschütz

Christoph Gerschütz

Head of Sales In-house / Head of Sales USA & Canada
With us since 2007

Christoph's Story
Birthe Eiling

Birthe Eiling

Product Manager Jewellery
With us since 2015

Birthe's Story
Christian Hettinger

Christian Hettinger

Head of Business Development Supply Chain
With us since 2009

Christian's Story
Gülden Gessner

Gülden Gessner

Flagship Store Manager
With us since 2000

Gülden's Story
Janice Leung

Janice Leung

Head of Communication & PR, Asia Pacific
With us since 2016

Janice's Story
Meggie Bonnet

Meggie Bonnet

Sales Director France
With us since 2014

Meggie's Story
Patricia Dumbach

Patricia Dumbach

Training to be a business administrator
With us since 2015

Patricia's Story

Career at THOMAS SABO

Those wearing an item of THOMAS SABO jewellery are making a personal statement. And so are those working for us. Around 1,800 colleagues (status: 2018) have made the THOMAS SABO Group what it is today: one of the most innovative international lifestyle brands. We create, market and distribute our jewellery and watches collections ourselves and therefore offer a broad range of professions and career paths.

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Would you like to work for THOMAS SABO? Plan your future with us – and as an intern, trainee, career starter or experienced employee, take advantage of the diverse opportunities at THOMAS SABO. We look forward to welcoming you!

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