My name is Michael Schmitz and I have been a Sales Engineer at NEDCON for almost 3 years. I am 29 years old and one of the German colleagues at NEDCON. I live just across the border, in Bocholt.
As a Sales Engineer, I am involved in the sales phase of projects. I support the Account Managers in the field by calculating prices, making drawings, defining the technique while taking into account the customer's wishes. I find this particularly interesting because I am between sales and engineering. I take the customer's questions and see which technique can be applied. I work closely with our engineering department, which is a great challenge for me. After all, I get to deal with both sides of the coin!
What does the department you work in look like? I am working in the Key Accounts/Reseller department, which has quite a big office on the top floor at NEDCON. We are with around 30 colleagues up there, if everyone is present. Every age is represented among the colleagues. Some have been with NEDCON for around 40 years, while others have only been there for a few weeks. That always makes the exchange among each other interesting.
What is a typical NEDCON employee? In my opinion, a typical NEDCON employee is someone who is open to communicating with people and who is not afraid to ask questions. Someone who is always curious.
NEDCON has its own company restaurant. Is this an important place for you in the office? I particularly like the fact that at NEDCON you can have lunch with your colleagues during the lunch break. That brings you closer to your colleagues and gives time for private conversations, also with colleagues from other departments. I find that very pleasant.
What is your greatest memory of your time at NEDCON to date? I would like to mention two events here: Firstly, the 50th anniversary of NEDCON, what a party that was! The celebrations at NEDCON are always unique. Secondly, a business trip to Sweden with three of my colleagues. Here I was able to gain so much experience in terms of sales and customer relations. I really enjoyed it.
What I like most about working at NEDCON is... There is a very open atmosphere here, which I like very much about working in the Netherlands. People are open to other cultures, and there are short processes and lines. There is a very flat hierarchy here. Personally, I like that very much and I think that all of the above also characterizes NEDCON's philosophy.
Why do you recommend others to start working at NEDCON? At NEDCON, the focus is on the employee. There are many small attentions that make everyone feel valuable and every employee in return gives their best back to NEDCON. A success story is being written here!
The NEDCON head office is located in Doetinchem (The Netherlands). We also have our own production facility in Pardubice (Czech Republic) and there are NEDCON offices in various European countries and the United States..