Operations Management Specialist
- Process: Pre-legal
- Region: DACH-Benelux
- Background: Economics
What do you do at Office Depot?
Currently I am in charge of the Pre-legal process on DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). My team is dealing with all kind of bankruptcies, external collection agencies and penal charges in regards to our customers. Also, I am constantly involved in all processes on operational level, working together with different team leaders from our region in order to improve, change or analyze what and how we do on a daily basis. My role within Office Depot gives me the opportunity to be involved in numerous projects across Europe, from process transitions, to pan-European process improvement projects, implementations of software in other countries and most important, people development.
How has working for Office Depot been like for you so far?
For me it has been a great experience working here. I got hired when I was still in University, and managed to show through hard work that I can and want to do more. I also had the pleasure of working with great people, in my teams and also as my peers, which made the daily work easier and more fun. Besides the fact that I am working in a great atmosphere, I was also given the opportunity to grow and learn/develop new skills, methodologies and processes, which for me is an important factor to appreciate a company.
What excites you about working at Office Depot in the future?
I think that Office Depot has shown that it cares a lot about the people that work here and has build an environment where we can not only develop professionally, but also feel part of a great company. For me this is very important, as I see it as my role to make sure that my team gets the best trainings, support and opportunities possible. We are a young company, with energetic and smart people, willing to adapt and react quickly in order to meet the expectations of our current and future employees.
What’s your advice to people who want to join Office Depot?
When friends ask me about Office Depot, I always encourage them to come working here. We offer a great opportunity especially for people that want to start working, but have no experience. We offer trainings, help your personal development, work in a young and fun atmosphere. I personally appreciate in a candidate the willingness to learn, the enthusiasm and knowing what they want, having a realistic career path.