Daniëlle | Office Manager

As Office Assistant, I provide support to various departments within the company, specifically in the areas of Purchasing, Outsourcing, Production, Front Office, Administration and the Warehouse.

When I started here at Van der Valk Systems 2.5 years ago, my position did not yet exist, so I was largely able to shape it myself. Because of how busy several departments were, especially Purchasing, there was just not enough time to accurately process everything in the system. My initial focus was on updating things for the Purchasing department, such as monitoring delivery times and following up on undelivered orders. Since this also affected other departments, we worked from there. Bertine has since joined to help, giving me more time to focus on solving "problems," such as investigating inventory discrepancies, anomalous invoices and deliveries, and so on.

My workdays tend to be varied. Daily tasks include booking in incoming goods, reporting productions ready, and managing the mailbox for the Purchasing Department. The rest of the day depends on needs. Sometimes I adjust rates in the system, the next day I am in the warehouse counting a pallet because of a difference on the receipt.

Recently there was an inventory discrepancy with reels of steel cable. After 2 hours of sorting this out, it turned out to be due to incorrect correction entries and the reels we thought we had lost were recovered.

Working in this profession attracts me because engineering has always been my interest. I myself did a year of HTS mechanical engineering and that fits well with the innovative side of Van der Valk Systems. Moreover, I myself live in the Westland between the greenhouses, so it is interesting to understand how they are built and what is involved.

Working at Van der Valk Systemen doesn't feel like working, more like pursuing my hobby (that's the best answer I can give, otherwise you should look for another job according to the owner 😉 ). Despite the significant growth of the company since I started, the family feeling remains. Everyone is open to discussion and/or improvement, from colleagues in production to management. A pleasant working atmosphere, nice colleagues and a combination of laughter and hard work make me feel right at home here.