In 1998, Jun Zheng came from Shanghai to Germany for his studies. After a German course in Mainz, he studied business administration with a focus on supply chain management at the University of Frankfurt (Main).
“After that, I worked for many years in the automotive industry,” Jun recalls. “I started an International Student Program at Volkswagen, in procurement. Then I co-managed a global sourcing project for Skoda and Audi and coordinated joint ventures for Volkswagen in China.”
After positions at Nisshinbo and Infineon, he joined Wuxi Biologics as Head of Procurement and Supply Chain Management Germany in the second quarter 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic. “When I heard that WuXi Bio was coming to Germany, I got really excited. I realized right away, that the company would be able to develop well here in Germany. And of course, I am highly interested in the dual sourcing strategy. You can immediately see our performance and I find that highly motivating.”
But there’s also something else that drives him. “I wanted to go into pharmaceuticals and be able to help, to do something good, to be there for people,” Jun explains. “The Astra Zeneca project in DP7 in Leverkusen was a huge motivation, right in the middle of the pandemic. We were making a contribution to the fight against the virus and to the health of many people. That’s what drives me.”
Doing something good is also something he teaches his three children. “They are 6, 8 and 13 years old and with a school club we visit sick children in Florence Nightingale hospitals. I think that’s important, and I want my kids to develop an understanding of social interaction at an early age.”
Taking responsibility, but also pushing things forward, is what sets Jun apart. To relax, he likes to go hiking, because from Düsseldorf, where he lives with his family, you can quickly reach the hilly region Bergisches Land. “Just hiking,” he says enthusiastically, “roaming through the beautiful nature reserves here and clearing your head is good for you.