Meet Kaj

KAJ KARHUNEN

Technical Project Manager (TPM) at Unifaun Gothenburg

Kaj´s interest in logistics has never been questioned. Originally from Skövde, he has a degree in IT-logistics, traditional logistics combined with IT. He has worked in the vehicle industry with production and logistics and as a logistics consultant at Proxio, where he focused on optimization of transport networks through transport statistics. He also specialized in reducing the environmental impact, how to save both money and the environment.

Kaj is now living in Gothenburg with his wife and two kids (twins) and keeps up his big interest in road cycling, just like many of the colleagues at the Gothenburg office. He also enjoys fly-fishing, the feeling of tossing the fishline back and forth until it reaches the perfect point and the excitement in the expectation. Apart from that the focus is mainly on family and the kids and together they often retreat to their cottage outside town.

What is your job at Unifaun?

-I am a technical project manager focusing on new carriers that are to be implemented in Unifaun Online. I basically do studies on prospects, interested carriers or new transport services that the sales department, or others, bring me. I look in to the possibilities of applying their services and how much time it would take for our developers to do the job. In the cases we decide to do the project I run it from start to end. I am also responsible for some carriers, above all DB Schenker in Unifaun Online but also their white labels solutions, which means I´m their main contact here.

What do you like best about your job?

-I really enjoy studying new carriers. You get a good view of how they work, what their products are, how the products work, etc. It´s fun to follow the line of business this way, to see which way the trends are going.

What inspires you?

-At work I´m inspired by my many nice colleagues. We have a good and allowing working climate where we encourage each other. Privately I´m inspired by my twins and their innocence.   

What is your favourite benefit at Unifaun?

-We have a lot of great things. The massage, the possibility to work from home if we need. Many ways of working out and other things we do together, like after works. We also have a Nintendo Switch and ping pong here in Gothenburg which is nice when you need to take a break and clear your mind.

Tell us about a special talent you have.
-I have a very good memory for numbers. Unfortunately, I don´t have any fun way of using the fact that I can suddenly rattle off a license plate.