International careers at SKIDATA

Posted by Andreas Winkler on October 25th, 2017

SKIDATA, the global leader for access solutions, is established in more than 100 countries with subsidiaries and partners. It is an international group that spreads its welcoming corporate culture from Salzburg throughout the world thanks to the many SKIDATA employees who have started their international career in Gr?dig, Austria. "Here at SKIDATA, it is very important to us that our employees are able to fully realize their own potential. There are many different career paths available at an international company - paths that many times lead staff to new countries," says Belkis, Vice President of Human Resources.

That?s also true for Rafaela, Mario and Maria, all of whom work in Finance (Accounting and Controlling) at SKIDATA. Rafaela took the plunge and has taken on a new challenge on the other side of the globe: the former Controlling Director at the SKIDATA headquarters is now Commercial Manager in Australia.

From Marketing & Sales in Vienna to Finance Director in California in no time

SKIDATA is a dynamic company that is constantly growing. This means employees have the chance to develop and have a change of scenery, too. Many members of the company seize the opportunity to take over new responsibilities in existing positions or move to another department. Take Mario, for example, who works for SKIDATA in America. After working in Marketing & Sales and Group Controlling, Mario fulfilled a dream of his thanks to SKIDATA. "Even while I was studying in Vienna, I dreamt about having an international career. After earning my Master?s, I set a goal for myself: I wanted to start my international career as a manager abroad as quickly as possible. After two weeks at the company I knew that SKIDATA is really special. I had the chance to develop myself within the company and my flexibility helped me quickly transition to a career abroad." Today Mario is Finance Director in California.

Exchanging knowledge between Bologna and Gr?dig

Maria?s career path at SKIDATA led her to Italy. She started working as a controller in the Group Controlling team in 2010, and in March 2014, she transferred to the controlling department of our Italian subsidiary in Bologna. After about a year, she became Finance Manager there. This exchange of knowledge has enriched both SKIDATA locations and, in return, Maria is also richer for the experience abroad. "I am very grateful that I can pass on my knowledge in another country and still work closely with SKIDATA in Austria. This way I don?t lose contact with my home," explains Maria.

SKIDATA is a springboard for your career

SKIDATA is currently looking for a number-crunching expert to head up accounting for the Austrian SKIDATA entities: ( . The headquarters in Gr?dig is also SKIDATA?s financial hub where everything comes together. If you love working with numbers and enjoy having contacts all over the world, you have come to the right place. Start your career with SKIDATA - and maybe one day it will take you around the globe!

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SKIDATA is a leading international company for access solutions and management. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations in ski resorts, sports stadiums, major airports, shopping centers, cities, spas and wellness facilities, exhibition centers and amusement parks worldwide ensure safe and reliable access control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in offering solutions that are intuitive, easy to operate and secure. With their integrated concepts, SKIDATA helps clients optimize performance and maximize profits. The SKIDATA Group ( is a member of the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (, a leading provider of digital security solutions.

Mag. Belkis Etz
Untersbergstra?e 40
5083 Gr?dig/Salzburg
Phone: +43 6246 888-0

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