As the Jeep Automotive Plant manager since July of this year, Juliana Coelho believes that employees evolve along with the factory.
Jeep automotive plant manager, Juliana Coelho evaluates that, since 2015, Jeep already had a vision that went beyond the production of cars. "We need to evolve together with the region in which we are inserted and, for this, we believe in a single road: education," she says. In practice, Jeep took responsibility for empowering and developing people. Today, the Jeep Plant has 14,600 employees, including the Supplier Park.
"I know employees who have been working at the Plant since the beginning and who say 'Juliana, I just graduated'. People who sometimes didn't even have high school diploma and who ended up going to a technical school or college and getting a degree. The factory has brought a strong development here, and it's surprising how, in five years, the Automotive Plant has managed to change people's lives," she says.
In the history of the Jeep Automotive Plant, according to Astorino, this was the main change: "we were able to work on the formation of people and in the development of a generation with a better awareness of topics such as the environment and education. Clearly, this will enable people to have new stories. There was a great economic impact, but even more on a social level, because it generated many opportunities for change in their lives."
It was a change that also happened in Juliana's life. The 31-year-old chemical engineer began working at the plant seven years ago as a paint specialist in the plant's first team. In July 2020, she was promoted to plant manager, a position previously held by Astorino, and became the first woman to run an automotive factory in Latin America. "At FCA, we work with career development, so I imagined there would be a next step. In addition, we believe in inclusion as a value. So, it's something that makes me very happy, especially because I can inspire people," she says.