Charlotte Vermeer worked in Telford for two years. A new role was created in the Netherlands office and Charlotte was offered the opportunity to move to our Netherlands office.
In September 2014 I started working at Tradedoubler in the Telford office as an account executive for the Dutch/Belgian team. I had just moved to Birmingham the week previously and knew as much (or as little) about the country and the city that I moved to as about affiliate marketing. But the people in the office were very welcoming and with the many trainings that were given I learned a huge amount in little time.
After about a year I felt very confident in my role and wanted something more challenging, that is when I applied for the newly created Business Development Manager role in the Central Client Service team (now the Client Management Team). A few other team members and I went through the application process where we had to give two presentations about our goals for this role and how we would go about reaching them. I was very glad that I was picked to get the role and I started quickly (October 2015) with all the projects I had in mind. During about four months I was working on a number of international CCS clients to see how we could develop the programs, open new markets, sell solutions. I also trained the team on our new solutions and I started to set up a few new processes and tools for the team to become more internationally minded.
In February 2016 a Client Development Manager position became available in the local Dutch office in Rotterdam. I inquired after it and it seemed that I would be very suited for that role. So I had the choice either to stay in Telford or to go back to my own country. Since I had already lived abroad for seven years it felt like it was the right time for me to go back to the Netherlands, plus the role would be for key clients which thought would be very interesting.
So from the end of February this year I started working on a few clients from my local portfolio and halfway through April I made the definite move to Rotterdam. Working in the Rotterdam team has been a blast from day one. The colleagues are pure gold and the work is interesting, challenging and fulfilling. I have a very diverse portfolio with clients from The Netherlands and Belgium such as Landal GreenParks, Media Markt in the Netherlands and Belgium, Wehkamp, Carrefour. Next to working on my portfolio I support our sales team with client pitches and I am the local TD ENGAGE champion which gives me another project to work on.
It has been a very interesting two years with Tradedoubler. I have learned a great deal about our business (am still learning every day) and I have been able to move countries, which isn’t always possible. For now I am very happy to be in the Rotterdam office but who knows what other challenges lie ahead!