Occasionally, we talk with employees across all businesses in different world regions to learn about what they do and what really motivates them. We caught up with Edwin Stokkermans and here’s what he told us.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
With 23 years of service, Edwin is Director for Sourcing Applications. His team is located in Bangalore, India and Eagan, U.S., while he is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This global responsibility and continuous engagement across countries is precisely what he loves about his job. “Most of the day, I don’t communicate in my native language (Dutch). With events like the recent soccer World Cup, it’s more enjoyable, as you know people in almost every participating country. When my country wins a game, I get congratulations by mail and chats from all over the world, as if I succeeded personally, it’s fun. This also applies to big news items (unfortunately often challenging issues) you can relate to colleagues, share empathy and act as a global family. This additional value, which is very powerful, should not be underestimated.”
His job entails taking care of the deployment, maintenance, quality control, service support, user adoption of the applications within the Global Sourcing Group, among others: (more…)