Danny van der Tak
Employed at Exter since August 2017
Position: Sales Order Coordinator
I have been working at Exter since August 2017, and I am having a great time so far. Within Exter, the lines are short, which makes communication efficient in many cases.
As members of the Sales Order Management Team, my colleagues and I do whatever it takes to make and keep our clients happy. The different tasks, ranging from the booking of orders to invoicing, appeal to me.
Eventually, it is our goal to have as many clients as possible enjoy Exter’s products, to which I try to contribute.
Employed at Exter since 2017
Position: Senior Technical Application Specialist
One of the things that interests me about this position is the international aspect. It is great to have colleagues in Asia. An application kitchen has been opened there recently, and it is nice that we can support them, so they can continue developing the products for that region.
"It is great to work with different clients from different countries, because you are confronted with many different tastes. Mayonnaise, for example, tastes very different in respectively the Netherlands, France, and Belgium. The tastes that we create here at Exter make it possible to add nuances that suit the country they are being produced for.”
Within Exter, you can easily contribute new ideas. You can point out what concerns you, or what you think can be done differently. Every idea is taken into consideration, and you can see how they are being dealt with, which makes it interesting to think along.
Stanley van der Burg
Employed at Exter since July 2015
Position: Senior Planner
I find my position very interesting, because I have to deal with every department. I experience the entire process from beginning to end.
My position as Senior Planner enables me to be in touch with every department. For example, when a test production is about to arrive, the TAC (Technical Application Centre) is in need of a planning. They want to know when we can plan the test production. All departments eventually lead to us. I especially like this because it is very dynamic.
The responsibility that my position as a planner gives me appeals to me, since there are responsibilities for several departments. Another aspect that I appreciate about my job is working with colleagues which are of my own age. We connect with each other and help one another other any way we can. Within our department, we all have each other’s backs.
Employed at Exter since 2021
Position: Business Analyst
I have been impressed with Exter since the virtual interviews. All four of my interviewers made me feel at ease and showed that they were interested in me rather than pushing challenging, unrelated questions at me or criticising my career journey like some other companies.
Our office in Thailand is compact and friendly, which means I was able to get acquainted with colleagues quickly, even during the pandemic with us mostly working from home. My managers have all been kind and willing to help. I have learnt a great deal of fantastic new things since day one; even my juniors all have something to teach and tell.
What I love most about my job is that I get to learn new things and try my hand at various subjects with the support and encouragement of my team both in Thailand and in the Netherlands. Exter is not only my workplace, but also my school and playground.
Employed at Exter since 2021
Exter is a really nice place to work, a place with an international atmosphere. I was given a very warm welcome when I joined as a QA officer in August, which put me at my ease.
There are many things to learn, and many things I’ve had to adapt to, but my colleagues help me along and we work well together.
What I really enjoy about my work is helping the customer to get to know and understand Exter’s product quality. That’s what appeals to me.