Burcak Ozer is an avid thrill seeker who loves to spend her free time skydiving – a mind-blowing pastime she calls a personal challenge. In her working life at Archroma, she is able to fulfill that same need for continuous self-betterment and growth with a constantly evolving career.
Over the course of her 14 years at Archroma, Burcak has had the chance to work in a unique variety of positions, departments and countries. Burcak started with the company in 2003 as Procurement Manager in Turkey and, after seven years, she moved to Switzerland to become Global Procurement Manager in the category of Acetyls & Monomers. In 2012, she transferred to the Commercial Excellence Team as Project Manager, and began leading marketing excellence projects. Now she is back in Turkey, where she is currently Sales Head of Packaging & Paper Specialties and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants for Turkey, the Middle East and South Africa.
Burcak finds her sales responsibilities particularly stimulating. As she says, supporting customers’ projects in an emerging market proves challenging, but she relishes the opportunity to exercise her entrepreneurial and resourceful spirit.
Mistakes are proof that you’re trying!
What Burcak especially appreciates about Archroma’s culture is being trusted to take risks, and being able to pass that freedom along to her clients. As she likes to say, “Mistakes are proof that you’re trying!” and indeed, she believes in trying, with her customers, until together they find the solutions that meet their own needs and challenges.
“There is nothing like the thrill of skydiving, and yet, my job at Archroma manages to keep me breathless sometimes,” Burcak jokes. Because of her positive mindset and experiences, Burcak knows she is much happier being a leader at a small company like Archroma than she would be in a maybe more comfortable and less flexible, bigger company.