Project Manager Sales
‘I joined Kindlimann, Van Leeuwen’s branch in Switzerland, ten years ago and during this period was always given many opportunities to continue to develop myself. I started as a Technical Sales Officer and initially mostly did administrative work; order processing in SAP, for example. A few years later I became Project Manager Energy with the responsibility for supplying industrial heating and cooling products. I was given a large group of customers to look after and was often on the road to visit customers and construction sites.
In 2012, I started a two-year sales and marketing education program to be able to better perform my new job. Kindlimann was very positive and supportive about this. When, two years later, I had completed my education program and wanted to complete a two-year follow-up program, my employer encouraged me to do that as well.
Today, in addition to my work as Project Manager Sales, I am also Deputy Department Manager. I am involved in some great projects. For example, for the pharmaceutical company Roche that in Basel is building several skyscrapers and buildings for its laboratories, among other things. We supply various materials for this purpose, including a new connection system on the Swiss energy market that eliminates the need for welding. This saves a tremendous amount of time installing heating and cooling systems.
I am experiencing the takeover by Van Leeuwen as very positive. Contact with head office is enjoyable and we now benefit from the extensive stocks kept by the overall Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group.’