Belonging in a medical device company

Edith de Boer is the HR Director for Zimmer Biomet in Australia and New Zealand. Her career originally was in telecommunications and consulting in Europe. After leaving The Netherlands, Edith worked into the Australian medical research industry, before moving into a human resources role at Zimmer Biomet. Edith spoke to Australian Health Journal about her role and the organisation.

Promoting medical technology as an industry is important for Zimmer Biomet.  The organisation runs a program called “Your future in STEM” helping girls at high school children consider STEM as a career, through to career professionals in the “Women-Inspired Network” or WIN as it’s commonly referred to. In clinical professions, the Zimmer Biomet “Women in Orthopaedics” program for female surgeons, acts in an advocate and support role. 

Collaboration and work mindset of one team is very important for the organisation, as well as employees having a sense of belonging and being included. So whilst, talent can be difficult to find in the current market, Zimmer Biomet staff are together taking a journey of change that’s occurring across the industry.

Upbeat Edith’s energy is refreshing! Anyone looking to enter the medical technology industry and specifically the humans resources role can make a difference to people’s lives. Her advice? Be creative, work hard and have a growth mindset. 

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