Employee Spotlight: From Application Support Manager to SAP trainer ​

Sirirat Poolsawat, fondly known by colleagues in Thailand as ”highly trusted SAP trainer”, recently retired after a remarkable 34-year career with Jebsen & Jessen Group. Her journey began as an ​ Application Support Manager – Healthcare Division. But her potential soon led her down a path of continuous learning and transformation.

A Story of Dedication, Growth, and Inspiration

In 1998, a pivotal moment launched Sirirat into the world of SAP expertise when she was invited to join the company's SAP implementation project. This propelled her from an individual with no prior knowledge to a respected SAP expert. Over the years, she spearheaded the implementation across multiple modules in Thailand, empowering teams to harness the full potential of the system. Her deep knowledge and dedication made her an invaluable asset, not only in Thailand but also across seven other countries, where she played a key role in successful SAP rollouts.

Throughout her career, Sirirat embraced challenges and opportunities, showing the true "mackerel spirit" that aligns with the company's values. This spirit is evident in her 25th-anniversary celebration photo, where her joy radiates.



Sirirat’s journey offers valuable lessons for anyone inspiring to grow:

Seize new opportunities: Just like Sirirat bravely transitioned to an SAP Consultant role, saying “yes” to new opportunities leads to personal and professional growth.

Commitment is vital: Sirirat's 34-year journey reflects her dedication. Her "can-do" attitude and enthusiasm, even when facing challenges, are an inspiration. Her commitment extended beyond work, exemplified by her volunteer work in our Meet a Need programme to build an Agricultural Learning Centre in Thailand

Collaboration is key: ​ Sirirat embodied the collaborative spirit, evident in her training sessions and cross-country work contributing to successful SAP rollouts. Remember, teamwork makes the dream work.


Sirirat during Meet a Need Programme in Thailand for the construction of an Agricultural Learning Centre, 2012.



Passion beyond Work

Beyond her successful career, Sirirat is a passionate gardener who finds joy in planting fruit trees such as mango, coconut, and jackfruit. Sirirat showcases that we can balance our professional life and personal life by adopting something we love doing beyond office hours.


Retirement and Fulfilled Reflections

As retirement beckons, Sirirat cherishes a fulfilling life at Jebsen & Jessen Group. Her journey is an inspiration to us all. Her dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment to personal growth have shaped her career and inspires us to embrace new opportunities in both our professional and personal lives to emerge successful.

Sirirat bids farewell to her colleagues turned friends, and friends turned family at work, whom she dearly holds in her heart.

“Thank you for the laughs, the challenges, and the memories that we have shared together. I will always remember my time here fondly.

Saying goodbye now,
But memories will stay close,
Thanks for all, my cherished friends.”

Sirirat will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we wish her a splendid retirement journey!

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We are an ASEAN-focused industrial conglomerate with a diverse network of businesses spanning manufacturing, engineering, and distribution activities.

The five core business units - Cable TechnologyIngredientsLife SciencesPackaging and Technology - are present in nine countries and deliver through various locations across Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Our 11 manufacturing facilities are in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam. Our 2,800 people work as one to develop meaningful products and services for the 20,000 customers we serve.

Jebsen & Jessen Group forms part of a global family enterprise that dates back to a trading partnership formed in Hong Kong in 1895. Beyond the region we are closely connected to a network of sister companies in Australia, Europe and Greater China.

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