Hello, I'm Heily Speetjens, and I'm responsible for sales at Xebia Academy. In a nutshell, this means I promote and manage both our public and in-company training sessions. Ninety-eight percent of the time, I do this by phone (inside sales). As for those two remaining percentages, I’m out there in the field.
I started working at Xebia in May 2016 with a full-focus on sales. I set up my own list of clients, and in collaboration with our training consultants, helped many of them move forward in business. After a year, I realized our training website needed an update to showcase what we do better and explain how Xebia differs from our competitors.
As a result, I earned the opportunity to take on the product owner role for our new website, with more freedom and added responsibility. Now, I understand our customers more and have become an even better salesperson.
My story is just a small example of how we work at Xebia. This company challenges you to use your talents and to do what you love most in the best way. Of course, this can also feel like a rollercoaster with all the ups and downs of learning by trial and error. But even though all I do is a work in progress, I’m proud of the things I’ve already accomplished! I love the fact that I can express my enthusiasm in my work and that my colleagues have the same mindset.
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