The big five & five questions to Anja Odenthal - Head of HR Traxpay
How Anja Odenthal, Head of HR at Traxpay, aligns her personal life goals with her work "The Big five".Frankfurt am Main, )
Why do you work at Traxpay?
Traxpay is innovative and forward-thinking as a platform, and it's exciting to be part of such a project. In order for our vision to improve companies' liquidity to be successful, we need the right people to develop our products, program them and also bring them to life through many customers. Having the employees in focus is a lot of fun for me every day!
Does your job make you really happy?
Happiness is a big word - for me, a good life-work balance is important. This may sound like a buzzword, but I've been able to adapt my work life - and I'm very grateful to Traxpay for this - to my private life in such a way that everything fits together well.
My passion is to be in contact with people. I enjoy accompanying an employee from the first interview through the hiring process and into the daily work routine. To see how he/she becomes part of his/her team and, if necessary, to see together with him/her what development opportunities he/she has within the company. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to support them on their Traxpay journey.
How important is diversity to you?
This topic is very close to my heart. I also hold the position of Diversity Officer at our company. We are an international team and our "official" company language is English. At Traxpay, employees from over 16 nations work together well and in a spirit of trust. Cultural differences are exciting and yet so many things connect us, not least the enthusiasm for our platform, but we also like to party! We also have a good mix of young and young-at-heart employees and also like to form joint-generation tandems here. We are very family oriented and live equality. If we find the right candidate and she happens to be pregnant, we will hire her. As a dog-friendly office, the expressly desired visits of our employees' dogs make for an even more relaxed working atmosphere at Traxpay.
What is at the top of your agenda?
Definitely, even in Corona's difficult times, making our employees feel that we are all one team. It's a big challenge to maintain a sense of community out of the remote situation.
Also, the skills shortage in IT has now reached Traxpay, we are currently intensively looking for talented developers who enjoy being part of an agile team, because we want to grow again next year to be able to bring all our new product ideas to the market.
What would you do differently in your professional life today?
Oh, I'm a jack of all trades, I love to always try something new, to push myself to the limits sometimes and to overcome them. As a singer I have achieved everything I wanted to achieve, that was quite a while ago now, but I am proud and grateful for everything I have been able to experience to date.
About Anja Odenthal:
Anja Odenthal, who studied German, has been a singer and entertainer since childhood, decorated with two Deutsche Fernsehpreis-Awards. In 2000, she invested in her first company and took over the management of MPB Media Park Büros GmbH in 2003. In 2013, she also founded her own music school in Cologne Dünwald, which she managed until moving to Frankfurt in 2019. Since July 2020 she is Head of HR at Traxpay.
Traxpay is a fast-growing Supply Chain Finance platform that operates globally from Europe with a multi-bank approach. With the mission to become the "Platform of Choice" for buyers, suppliers and banks, Traxpay enables companies to manage their working capital in a simple, secure and sustainable way using all standard Supply Chain Finance tools.
Established financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank, Nord/LB, LBBW or KfW IPEX-Bank trust Traxpay's financing solution and maintain strategic partnerships with the company. Through a new Sustainable Supply Chain Finance program, platform users can financially incentivize the sustainability of their supply chains.