In our section: ‘Employee in the spotlight’ we would like to show which people are behind our organisation. Every day, Archive-IT is committed to supporting organisations in the transition from a paper to a digital working environment. In addition, software is developed to guarantee safe, digital accessibility. But who does what? And what are the motives of the employees of the Archive-IT team? Time for a look behind the scenes.
In the ‘Employee in the spotlight’ of February, Lieke Melssen was nominated by our Belgian colleague Joël Lejeune. We would like to introduce Lieke to you!
How did you end up at Archive-IT?
Seven years ago I started at Archive-IT as a trainee for my graduation research. After this internship, Archive-IT offered me a job in the marketing department. During my graduation internship, I experienced Archive-IT as a very nice, fun company, so I seized this opportunity with both hands!
Can you tell us something about your current position?
At the moment I have a combination function: Sales & Marketing. During my sales activities, I assist clients in the preliminary commercial process from paper to digital. I am also responsible for the marketing department. Together with the marketing team, I try to market Archive-IT as well as possible, create brand awareness and support Sales with marketing and communication activities.
What does your average working day look like?
It is difficult to describe an average working day, as sales cannot be planned. I’m always working on developing quotations, guiding my customers from paper to digital, visiting customers and prospects and acquiring potential customers. My marketing activities also differ from day to day: one day, for example, the focus is on marketing communications aimed at a specific sector, while the next day, communications via social media are central. So it’s not easy to get bored, no!
Where do you get satisfaction during work?
I think that everyone who works in sales gets a lot of satisfaction from achieving success. I like it when we as a team have worked on a certain case for a long time, have advised and worked out a lot, and that client then makes the choice for Archive-IT. In addition, I always get a huge boost of energy when I, together with my marketing team, create a campaign that is successful and can thus support sales.
What makes Archive-IT the organization you like to work for?
The familial company culture appeals to me very much. The fact that the lines of communication are short and that the doors are always open, regardless of which layer of the organisation it concerns, is something I find very pleasing.
What I also like is that at Archive-IT you really get the space to develop. When I look at myself and see what development opportunities I have been given, I don’t think there are many companies where you can take such great steps in a relatively short period of time.
You can put someone in the spotlight for the next month. Who do you want to nominate and why?
I would like to nominate our passionate Laura Schroën! She has recently made a nice step within our organisation and as a receptionist she is the business card of our organisation. With her enthusiasm and commitment, I’m sure she’s a perfect candidate to be in the spotlight next time.