In this edition of Meet the Team we have Martijn Crooijmans in the starring role. Martijn is one of our fresh Junior Consultants within our new traineeship program. 

What is your favourite quote?

“If you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything”, which is a quote from back to the future, but I feel like it’s mostly true.

What is your top-3 favorite books or podcasts?

The “Velocast”, a cycling podcast and a fun and easy way to follow the cycling world. “Business adventures”, a book on, well, business adventures. And “WeCrashed” which is a short podcast on the crash of WeWork and quite interesting to go through.

What do you do at Omnia Retail?

As I am currently in the traineeship I will cycle through multiple different activities throughout the year. Right now I am working within customer service mostly. This allows me to get to know the product and our customers. Next to that I am joining in on consulting work and customer success work for some customers. Next month I will trade these activities in for a couple months of sales to see how things are going in that department.

What is something people in your industry have to deal with that you want to fix?

That is a great question but with my three months of experience I don’t think I have seen enough issues yet to know which ones are the most frequent and important. I guess more automation as computers don’t make mistakes once everything is set up properly. But in which area and how are questions for a later date.

What are your credentials/past experience, for working in your position?

As this is a traineeship/junior function my past credentials are fairly limited. Before I worked at Omnia Retail I followed a bachelor in Management and Marketing in Wageningen and a master in Business Development and Entrepreneurship in Utrecht. I wrote my thesis on SaaS companies and did business analyses for an IT company. So this traineeship at a Saas and tech company was a logical next step.

What do you like about working at Omnia Retail so far?

The culture for sure. You can’t just walk up to a colleague at work with questions as everybody is working from home. So the fact that everybody is really helpful and goes out of their way to help you by setting up digital meetings is great. Everybody just feels accessible.

What are the values that drive you?

I really appreciate it when things go efficiently and effectively as well as level-headed people.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

As the podcast could have indicated I enjoy going for a cycling ride every once in a while and I really enjoy swimming. Next to sports I enjoy watching a good movie or meeting with my friends, even though that last one is a bit difficult these days.