A workweek of an Area Sales Manager at Pop Vriend Seeds
On Monday you start making your planning for the whole week, checking orders and doing your weekly call with Customer Services in the Netherlands. When the clock turns 1 PM you grab your bag to go to the airport. You’re going to visit a distributor in Poland.
The next day the distributor takes you to a trial field of red beets to see how it looks. After a couple of hours you drive to a local seed dealer to get an impression of everything that’s going on there. After the tour you’re having diner with them.
When the alarm rings you wonder how the night could end so fast. It was a lovely diner with the dealer last night. After a good breakfast you call one of your clients in Russia to answer a question he had about an order. Everything is clear so let’s get in the car to visit some bean trial fields, together with the distributor. While you’re on the road you make a call with our legal department because you want to know more about a variety registration.
Thursday already! You start checking budgets, orders and stocks with the distributor. Meanwhile you check our ERP system to see which variety we have too much, or too short. At 4 PM you ask him to give you a small tour threw town, to end it with an nice drink. Cheers to this good workrelation!
When you’re in the airplane on Friday morning you start making your travelogue. When landed and on your way home you call your colleagues in the Netherlands to ask them if the new folder for Belarus is already finished. When you hear your colleague from France is in the office you give her a call to have a nice chat and when the week ends, you have one last call with your manager to discuss the to do’s for next week. When you put your phone down you see your favourite chair awaits, time to chill and have a nice weekend!