As an HR employee, you have a varied agenda. You advise colleagues at all levels on training and development, on their next career step, or on staying fit and healthy at work. This means that one moment you will be sitting around the table with a manager to discuss his or her next career step. Next, you have an appointment with a logistics employee from the warehouse about whether he or she is open to job rotation. Or you might be discussing with a colleague how he or she can get back on track after being absent. You can quickly and effectively switch between our various employee groups.
Together with your HR colleagues, you constantly think about new ways to attract talent and improve our recruitment and selection processes. You will also answer HR-related questions from team managers who regularly come to you asking for advice.
In 2022, you will also be working on the rollout of a new leadership program, a new state-of-the-art e-learning platform, and a new trainee program to attract and develop new young talent within our company worldwide. You will also work together on the design and implementation of new development paths for each individual employee. Each year we discuss the progress made with colleagues, thus working towards a permanent learning culture.
On the 13th of September P. van Leeuwen Jr's Buizenhandel B.V. opened a 5 mega watt peak solar panel installation. The official opening was executed by former prime minister of the Netherlands: Jan Peter Balkenende. With the installation of these 9.100 solar panels on the roof of our warehouse in Zwijndrecht van Leeuwen is taking an important step in the reduction of CO2 emission.
‘I thoroughly enjoy working in sales. My contacts with existing and new customers give me a great deal of satisfaction. In addition, in my leadership role I find it inspiring to get the most out of my team members. Sparring together to find the best solutions for our customers and then implementing them together. In my job I am able to perfectly combine these passions,’ says Timo Sostmeier, Regional Sales Manager at Van Leeuwen Germany.
The development of a new pricing strategy, a better digital connection with customers and the rollout of SAP S/4 HANA. Project Manager Commercial Excellence Emelia Hjortenholt is involved in different innovation projects at Van Leeuwen. ‘I enjoy contributing ideas about how we can continue to make progress to even better serve our customers.’