What does your working week look like?
I am the first point of contact for the sites in Valkenswaard and Emstek (Germany). I see to it that all incoming invoices are processed and answer questions by email or telephone.
Every morning, the invoices are entered into SAP from an automatic email box, all data are checked, reminders are checked and the invoices are registered. It is very structural work, with a lot of routine tasks, but it is very varied at the same time because unexpected things tend to come up all the time.
What do you learn as part of your job?
I started at Vion immediately after graduation. In recent months, I learned a lot about how to interact with colleagues and customers in all kinds of situations. And because I am responsible for a German site, I also did an intensive German language course. The German site had a completely different way of working. I have set up my own system for this.
Why did you opt for Vion?
I deliberately opted to start at a slightly lower level to first gain some practical experience. I’ve not really thought about my ambitions, have not drawn up a ten-year plan yet. But I’ve not been working here for very long, so there’s still plenty of time for that.
I had posted a message on LinkedIn and was contacted by a former lecturer who was working for a recruitment agency to inform me of the opening at Vion. I did have other applications, but I had the best click with Vion. I immediately had a good feeling about it, because everyone was so friendly and open. Moreover, Vion is a large organisation where I hope to learn a lot.
What is Vion like as an employer?
About as I expected from the first meeting. Because this is my first job, it is difficult to make comparisons, but everyone is treated the same. People look at you as a person, not at your position. There’s a great team spirit. If someone is ill or on holiday, we take over each other’s work as a matter of course. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Our department is a pleasant group of 14 colleagues who help each other when necessary.