Jitka started to learn human resources management in Norsk Hydro – a Norwegian based global company. She worked there from 1991in logistics, accounting, HR and she took part in business acquisitions and major restructuring of the agricultural division. Further Jitka worked as human resources manager in Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Czech in Slaný and after that as Human Resources Director at the headquarters of VZP. In Česká spořitelna Jitka Schmiedová worked as Human Resources Director and managed an extensive project of a complex HR Transformation towards business partnering.
In 2011 Jitka joined Vodafone Czech Republic as Vice President People and Property, a member of the executive team resposible for company transformation. In 2011 Jitka was nominated to represent the Czech Republic in the US-sponsored international leadership program „Women in Leadership: Advancing Women as Corporate Leaders and as Entrepreneurs”. The main purpose of this program was:
- to promote women’s leadership in the economic sphere, both in the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors, as well as government and nonprofit sectors;
- to highlight effective interaction between women in the corporate sector and women entrepreneurs;
- to examine best practices in creating a corporate culture conducive to women’s advancement as well as initiatives to advance women to top levels of corporations, including corporate boards;
- to highlight successful mentoring programs and networking opportunities for women.
In 2014 Jitka rejoined Ceska sporitelna as Human Resources Director. Later, she started to work as People Services Project Manager for Erste Bank Group with focus on Česká spořitekna at the first stage of the project. Then, in 2017, she became CHRO and Member of the Board with NN Investment Partners, and Member of the Global HR Management Team at NN Group.