Sonja Stankovic

Project Manager

My Story at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services

Why did you choose to work at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services?

Aji Bio-Pharma provides many career opportunities. Being a PhD in chemistry, I was very inspired to be a part of and contribute to a company like ours that produces active substance of medicines for many different pharmaceutical companies.

What has been your career path here?

I joined Aji Bio-Pharma 3.5 years ago in the function of Project Coordinator. Since then, my roles and responsibilities have evolved into the function of Project Manager.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?

A Project Manager needs to effectively navigate different obstacles in order to deliver quality products on time. As such, I get to collaborate with my colleagues across all internal departments as well as our customers.

What is special about the culture at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services?

People connect easily with one another and work together to better understand and optimize internal processes.

What have you gained from working here?

Through my work here, I have learned that every link in the value chain is crucial and that strong teams succeed. I have gained a sense of purpose and the job inspires me to work hard so that our products can reach and improve the life of millions of people.

What advice would you give to recent new hires?

You are joining a highly dynamic environment, where prioritization and adaptability are key.

What is your favorite part about working at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services?

At Aji Bio-Pharma you can learn new things every day. The organization recognizes and believes in the potential of its employees and creates opportunities for them to use their voices and make an impact.

How do you help impact Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services mission and vision?

I help by recognizing customer needs and translating their requirements when interacting with the different internal departments. Through very close contact and open communication, I help to build long-term partnerships with our customers.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

Spending time with my family. They give me the energy I need to face new challenges and solve new problems.

What is your hidden talent?

Choreography! Dancing for me is a medium to give my emotions certain form and to keep my body-spirit in balance.