Employee Spotlight: Max Ankirchner

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Employee Spotlight

Max Ankirchner, Staff Solutions Architect at e2open

E2open is powered by a strong global network of problem solvers and innovators driven by strong values and our company culture. Together, we are focused on doing what’s right in business and our communities. Every month, we will shine a spotlight on an exceptional team member who is helping us transform the supply chain industry. This month, we held a Q&A with Max Ankirchner, Staff Solutions Architect at e2open. 

Q: How long have you been working for e2open?

A: I started at CSF Solutions in September 2004 and joined e2open when BluJay was acquired in 2021. 

Q: What drives you in your career? 

A: I used to work in customs clearance and learned all the customs procedures. My passion for IT and my knowledge of customs are ideal in my field of work. I really like customer contact and enjoy finding solutions for our customers, whether it be for small problems or the complicated introduction of new processes.

Q: What are you most proud of in your career so far?

A: I am most proud that I have acquired knowledge on my own initiative and have thus always made progress in my professional career. Today, my experience is valued within the company, and I am often called upon by other departments to find solutions or provide support.

Q: How have you advanced professionally since joining e2open?

A: I have worked in various departments in the company and continue to learn about other areas. 

Q: What do you love the most about your job?

A: I like the cross-departmental cooperation with my colleagues and the close contact with our customers. I also appreciate the good relationship with the customs authorities.

Q: If you could give career advice to your younger self, what would it be?

A: Always remain yourself and be open to new challenges.

Q: What are you most passionate about outside of work?

A: I am most passionate about my family and my dog. I am also involved in local clubs and have been the chairman of our home association for over 10 years.

Q:  If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

A: One day, I will go on vacation to the Bahamas.

Q: What’s your favorite inspirational quote?

A: We are only strong together!

Q: What was your favorite restaurant as a kid?

A: We used to have a snack bar in the village where I loved to eat fish sticks with chips.

E2open is a purpose-driven, people-powered company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are always on the lookout for creative problem solvers, so if you are interested in joining an innovative technology company, we encourage you to check out our careers page to see if e2open is the right fit for you.

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