Senior Distribution Supervisor
"It's extremely inspiring to see how our collective team spirit and dedication to the Medtronic mission contribute to an excellent working atmosphere in which we can deliver our products to hospitals in place, in time, every time."
From our European Operations Center in Heerlen, we handle and ship products that help patients all over the world. It's extremely inspiring to see how our collective team spirit and dedication to Medtronic’s mission contribute to an excellent working atmosphere in which we can deliver our products to hospitals in place, in time, every time. As team leader of the Spinal Operations Department, it's my challenge to motivate my team to the highest level, so that we can secure a hundred percent quality.
I first met Medtronic when I was still studying in University. I was hired for an internship, which launched my professional career within the company. After working as a Distribution Analyst for a few years, I was promoted to Work Cell Leader, managing forty employees on a daily basis. Quite the challenge, since I had no managerial experience whatsoever, but Medtronic put trust in me and gave me the opportunity to develop.
I’ll never forget the moment when we received an urgent call from a hospital that needed our products for a baby which had been injured in a car accident. Four of our operators cooperated quickly to complete the order and the products were sent to the hospital by taxi. Knowing that baby now still has a healthy future ahead, is the ultimate reward for our work.