"Everyone functions well together and I really like that."
When I was sixteen, I chose to take the course Commercial Assistant Internal and External Sales at the Gilde Opleidingen in Venlo. During the first school year we had to look for an internship company. On the recommendation of my teacher, I ended up at KLG. She said that KLG was a good internship company. This turned out to be true, and I ended up happily completing all three internships at KLG.
My first internship was short-lived and I wanted to expand it with a second internship. This allowed me to learn more about the work and the company. After completing this internship period as well and the final internship arrived, I decided to apply to KLG again. Since I had no intention of continuing my studies after graduation, I hoped to be able to join KLG after this internship. I knew the company and thus my responsibilities also became more serious and interesting.
After getting my degree, I was allowed to start working at KLG immediately. I started with the sales mail to issue daily prices among other things, made quotations and performed other sales-oriented tasks.
From the sales mail I was able to gain a lot of knowledge, not only how KLG works internally, but I also gained a lot of transportation-related knowledge.
After a year and a half, I moved on to a new challenge. During a sales meeting it came up that a position would become available for an inside sales position. I indicated that I would like to do this and got this opportunity. I was allowed to perform all kinds of supportive tasks for a field sales representative and mainly made many acquisition calls.
I have been doing this job for 3.5 years now, and I really enjoy it.
I myself have always had the ambition to grow into field sales, to build and manage a customer base myself. But first, I needed the necessary experience to develop and prepare myself for this position. Over the years, I have expressed my ambition for this and I will advance to field sales in quarter four of 2020.
I enjoy working at KLG. KLG was originally a family business, but it still feels like a big working family where the lines are short. Especially in the sales department, it is nice that you can go to the right person, discuss things and then make a decision quickly. We work in a nice and pleasant team. Everyone works well together and I really like that.
KLG is a great employer because they give you room to develop yourself and this is also seen. You know everyone and know the internal lines of communication. KLG has a nice mix between a large and a small company. I often tell our customers that we can offer the possibilities of a large logistics company and at the same time the flexibility and service of a small company. I personally think this is a good combination.
I am looking forward to a great career at KLG and I am going to work with new potential customers. I hope to be here for some time to come.
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