“My long-term objective in life has always been to live abroad and discover the world. I was prepared to change, it was my biggest wish."

After gaining years of experience in operations, sales and marketing working at Airbus in Brazil, Amanda made the move that many of us dream about. But her journey to live and work in the south of France was due to hard work and long years learning the business. Her story is the one of a fascinating international mobility opportunity.

“I was prepared to change, it was my biggest wish. My long-term objective in life has always been to live abroad and discover the world,” she says describing her move to France in 2017. Amanda’s first contact with Europe was back in 2009, when she spent some days in Germany for a transnational project, and furthermore in France to collaborate with the sales team in helicopters for military customers in Brazil.

Her strong desire to move to Europe led her to apply for an internal position at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, in the south of France. When Airbus offered her the role as Customer Satisfaction & Region Transformation, Amanda did not hesitate. In 2017, she moved from Brazil and joined her new team. “I did not have any problem to be integrated. Everybody in the team was very welcoming and I quickly felt comfortable in my new mission, even though I was not fluent in French.” Amanda works a lot in English, while much of the team dynamic happens in French.

In order to support her in her move, Airbus put in place an internal mobility package including language lessons that she could benefit in order to progress in French and rapidly feel more comfortable in her new setting in life. Shortly after her team integration, she was appointed as Senior Manager Sales Business Development. Today she still lives and works in Marignane as Chief of Staff for Global Business Vice Presidency at Airbus Helicopters.

Amanda came to France on her own, and returns to visit her family and friends once a year, during the Brazilian summer. Her impressions of France are still touched by comparison to her home country and by the wonder of discovery. “Europe is a paradise place because you’re close to several other countries.” She enjoys her free time learning about different cultures and traditions and likes to see herself as a woman inspired by wanderlust!

Amanda is Chief of Staff for Global Business Vice Presidency Airbus Helicopters

 

Amanda's career path at Airbus


 

Chief of Staff for Global Business Vice Presidency

Airbus Helicopters, Marignane

 

Senior Manager Sales Business Development

Airbus Helicopters, Marignane

 

Customer Satisfaction & Region Transformation

Airbus Helicopters, Marignane

 

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