You are constantly calling and emailing suppliers in order to reach good and sharp agreements together. Whatever specific requirements our customers may have, you will make every effort to ensure, together with our suppliers, that the right products, with the right specifications, are available on time. Selling 'no' is not your cup of tea.
You are also responsible, together with your purchasing colleagues, for keeping stocks in good order. And for the purchasing for projects and customer-specific stocks. Almost every day you consult with colleagues from sales, logistics and supply chain to offer customers the best. If necessary, you will collaborate with the purchasing colleagues of our foreign branches.
You will ensure that you keep up to date with the latest developments in the market, the extensive product range and all processing options. You regularly attend training courses to refresh your knowledge. At Van Leeuwen you will never stop learning.
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.’