Emma Törngren

Emma Törngren

Event coordinator, Global events

About Me

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My name is Emma Törngren, I am 30 years old from Malmö, Sweden. I am looking for a job where creativity as well as analytical challenges can be combined. I want to become a part of an organization that strongly believes in providing great service and quality to their stakeholders as well as maintaining a positive and inspiring work environment.

I am an ambitious, reliable and goal-orientated person, working with a high level of commitment and consideration in any project. I am a strong team player who is flexible, levelheaded and perceptive. Prior work experiences have focused on internal communication, administration and providing great service to internal as well as external parties. Through my studies I have developed a strong interest in management, CSR and corporate communication.

Objective

My idea of a perfect job, is simply to enjoy going to work in the morning. For me that means being surrounded by knowledgeable co-workers, and being able to use my creativity as well as strategic consideration in a friendly and team spirit environment. I very much enjoy working on projects, and to have an insight in the full process, from beginning to end. In a work place I appreciate honesty and straight forward communication where you can  challange and learn from each other. I want to work within the field of corporate communication and marketing where I can make a difference.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2013 - Present

Event Coordinator, Global Events

Qlik

As an Event Coordinator at the global events team at Qlik, my team is responsible for the project management and execution of the global events as well as supporting Qlik's regional event. My role includes communication, as well as supporting the team by coordinating stakeholders within the company as well as external partners to lead the project forward.

Being a part of the global events team has given me the opportunity to travel to exciting places such as Bahamas, US and Mexico. Working in an international environment is a great flavour to the role that I am in.

Being part of Qlik in an expansive period has challenged the team with being flexible and to move fast with a high demand on quick turnarounds.

Aug 2011 - Mar 2013

Marketing Assistant

Tetra Pak

Working as the Marketing Assistant at Tetra Pak Processing Components in Lund, I have had the chance to work with very experienced and knowledgeable co-workers and gotten a fair understanding of the big machinery behind such a large sized company.

My most interesting challenges at the company included being the editor of the internal magazine with approximately 200 readers, producing marketing material such as product leaflets and the internal annual calendar as well as arranging open house for all Tetra Pak employees in Lund.

Jun 2009 - Feb 2011

Accounting assistant and receptionist

HKC Egenvård

At HKC Egenvård I have been working as a summer substitute and part time employee for periods at a time between 2009/2011 as the accounting assistant with responsibility for accounts receivable and accounts payable. I have also been responsible for the daily administrative chores and customer service in the reception. On the Swedish pharmacy fair in 2010 I produced the English translation of the company's information pamphlet.

Jun 2004 - Dec 2008

Shop assistant

Coop Konsum, Coop Forum & ICA Nära

Working as a summer substitute and a part time employee as a shop assistant at assorted grocery stores such as Coop and ICA I was handling the cash register, the supply, as well as providing customer service. In 2005 I was noticed in Coop's internal magazine for great customer service.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Care assistant

Örebros kommun

As a summer substitute I was working as a care assistant being a supportive mentor for mentally challenged adults at Vesslan's group home in Ö;;rebro, Sweden. 

Jan 2006 - Oct 2006

Freelance journalist

Hennes, Egmont journals

In 2006 I was working as a freelance journalist for Hennes magazine owned by Egmont journals. For five months I was running a traveler's blog from their web page and also had an article published in October the same year.

Qualities according to Gallup Strenghtfinder

An overview of What it is in a short video from Gallup

My signature themes:

Individualization

Your Individualization theme leads you to be intrigued by the unique qualities of each person. You are impatient with generalizations or “types” because you don’t want to obscure what is special and distinct about each person. Instead, you focus on the differences between individuals. You instinctively observe each person’s style, each person’s motivation, how each thinks, and how each builds relationships. You hear the one-of-a-kind stories in each person’s life. This theme explains why you pick your friends just the right birthday gift, why you know that one person prefers praise in public and another detests it, and why you tailor your teaching style to accommodate one person’s need to be shown and another’s desire to “figure it out as I go.” Because you are such a keen observer of other people’s strengths, you can draw out the best in each person. This Individualization theme also helps you build productive teams. While some search around for the perfect team “structure” or “process,” you know instinctively that the secret to great teams is casting by individual strengths so that everyone can do a lot of what they do well.

Achiever

Your Achiever theme helps explain your drive. Achiever describes a constant need for achievement. You feel as if every day starts at zero. By the end of the day you must achieve something tangible in order to feel good about yourself. And by “every day” you mean every single day—workdays, weekends, vacations. No matter how much you may feel you deserve a day of rest, if the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, you will feel dissatisfied. You have an internal fire burning inside you. It pushes you to do more, to achieve more. After each accomplishment is reached, the fire dwindles for a moment, but very soon it rekindles itself, forcing you toward the next accomplishment. Your relentless need for achievement might not be logical. It might not even be focused. But it will always be with you. As an Achiever you must learn to live with this whisper of discontent. It does have its benefits. It brings you the energy you need to work long hours without burning out. It is the jolt you can always count on to get you started on new tasks, new challenges. It is the power supply that causes you to set the pace and define the levels of productivity for your work group. It is the theme that keeps you moving.

Learner

You love to learn. The subject matter that interests you most will be determined by your other themes and experiences, but whatever the subject, you will always be drawn to the process of learning. The process, more than the content or the result, is especially exciting for you. You are energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. The thrill of the first few facts, the early efforts to recite or practice what you have learned, the growing confidence of a skill mastered—this is the process that entices you. Your excitement leads you to engage in adult learning experiences—yoga or piano lessons or graduate classes. It enables you to thrive in dynamic work environments where you are asked to take on short project assignments and are expected to learn a lot about the new subject matter in a short period of time and then move on to the next one. This Learner theme does not necessarily mean that you seek to become the subject matter expert, or that you are striving for the respect that accompanies a professional or academic credential. The outcome of the learning is less significant than the “getting there.

Communication

You like to explain, to describe, to host, to speak in public, and to write. This is your Communication theme at work. Ideas are a dry beginning. Events are static. You feel a need to bring them to life, to energize them, to make them exciting and vivid. And so you turn events into stories and practice telling them. You take the dry idea and enliven it with images and examples and metaphors. You believe that most people have a very short attention span. They are bombarded by information, but very little of it survives. You want your information—whether an idea, an event, a product’s features and benefits, a discovery, or a lesson—to survive. You want to divert their attention toward you and then capture it, lock it in. This is what drives your hunt for the perfect phrase. This is what draws you toward dramatic words and powerful word combinations. This is why people like to listen to you. Your word pictures pique their interest, sharpen their world, and inspire them to act.

Focus

“Where am I headed?” you ask yourself. You ask this question every day. Guided by this theme of Focus, you need a clear destination. Lacking one, your life and your work can quickly become frustrating. And so each year, each month, and even each week you set goals. These goals then serve as your compass, helping you determine priorities and make the necessary corrections to get back on course. Your Focus is powerful because it forces you to filter; you instinctively evaluate whether or not a particular action will help you move toward your goal. Those that don’t are ignored. In the end, then, your Focus forces you to be efficient. Naturally, the flip side of this is that it causes you to become impatient with delays, obstacles, and even tangents, no matter how intriguing they appear to be. This makes you an extremely valuable team member. When others start to wander down other avenues, you bring them back to the main road. Your Focus reminds everyone that if something is not helping you move toward your destination, then it is not important. And if it is not important, then it is not worth your time. You keep everyone on point.

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Jan 2011

Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration

Uppsala University

Courses

Master Thesis in Business Administration, 15 c

Corporate Social Responsibility, 7,5 c

Managing people and Organizations, 7,5 c

Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration, 15 c

Basic Course on Commercial Law, 15 c

Capital Budgeting and Finance, 7,5 c

Economic History A/Economy and Society, 15 c

Economic History A/Globalization - An Historical Perspective, 15 c

International Macroeconomics, Basic Course, 7,5 c

International Trade and Trade Policy, Basic Course, 7,5 c

Indroductory Statistics, 15 c

Management Consulting, 7,5c

Management Control, 7,5 c

Marketing, Consumers and Companies, 7,5 c

Organisational Behaviour, 7,5c

Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics, Basic Course, 15 c

Service Relationship Management, 7,5 c

Sociology, Social Psychology, 30 c

Business Administration: Introductory Level, 30 c

(Including Organization 7,5 c; Marketing 7,5 c; Financial Accounting 7,5 c; Operations Management 7,5 c)

Aug 2006 - Jan 2010

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration

Uppsala University

Courses

Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration, 15 c

Basic Course on Commercial Law, 15 c

Capital Budgeting and Finance, 7,5 c

International Macroeconomics, Basic Course, 7,5 c

International Trade and Trade Policy, Basic Course, 7,5 c

Indroductory Statistics, 15 c

Management Consulting, 7,5c

Management Control, 7,5 c

Marketing, Consumers and Companies, 7,5 c

Organisational Behaviour, 7,5c

Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics, Basic Course, 15 c

Service Relationship Management, 7,5 c

Sociology, Social Psychology, 30 c

Business Administration: Introductory Level, 30 c

(Including Organization 7,5 c; Marketing 7,5 c; Financial Accounting 7,5 c; Operations Management 7,5 c)

Sep 2010 - Jan 2011

Distance course

Kristianstad University

Creative writing has as long as I can remember been a hobby of mine. Again the structure of a distance course enabled me to be a student and become a better writer while travelling, this time in Asia.

Sep 2009 - Jan 2010

Distance course

Linnaeus University

I spent two months in Winnipeg, Canada while I studied project management as a distance course from Linnaeus University. The course  entailed learning theories about group psychology, strategic planning and leadership.

Aug 2001 - Jun 2004

High School Education

Malmö Borgarskola

Focus of studies: Social Science International Economics

Other Academic Merits

 Master's thesis

In the spring of 2010 I completed my master thesis about the internal communication of CSR at Max Hamburgarrestauranger AB. The purpose was to examine how a company's work within social responsibility is communicated to their own members, and how it is received and perceived by the company's employees. Title: "Internal communication of CSR within Max Hamburgarrestauranger AB"

Bachelor's thesis

In the spring of 2009 I completed my bachelor thesis about PR consultant and their provided services' affect on corporate reputation. Title: "Behind the Scene of Corporate Reputation - A Study of How PR Consultants Seek to Shape the Perception of Organizations".

Language and computer skills

Languages

Swedish (native)

English (fluent), Certificate in Advanced English, Cambridge Certificate ESOL

German (intermediate) trainee 4 weeks at Kasseler Sprachenschule, autumn of 2002 in Kassel, Germany

Computer skills

Good knowledge and experience of MS Office

Knowlegable in CVent

Knowlegable in Sitecore

Beginner in Adobe InDesign CS5.5

Beginner in Adobe Photoshop CS5.1

Beginner in Adobe Illustrator CS5.1

Some experience of SharePoint

Some experience of SAP 

Certifications

Certifications

Certificate in Advanced English

Cambridge Certificate ESOL