Testimonial Account Manager

‘I was struck by how much responsibility employees are given and how helpful the colleagues are’

Thijs van Hittersum, account manager

After I completed my study programme Business Administration, I started at GasTerra in 2008. My first job was in the Market Research Department. I liked that, because it provided the opportunity to really get to know the energy market inside out. You also deal with many different Departments within the company. I was struck by how much responsibility employees are given and how helpful the colleagues are. Then I started work as an Analyst in a commercial Department, where I supported the Account Manager with negotiations and had lots of client contact too.

International

During my time as a Business Analyst I was seconded to the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris for one year. It was a tremendous experience to work in an international environment for a year and to live in a true metropolis. In Paris, I worked for the Gas, Coal & Power Markets Department and made a contribution to the various IEA publications. I also enjoyed giving presentations at energy conferences on behalf of IEA.

I liked that, because it provided the opportunity to really get to know the energy market inside out

First point of contact

My main job is Account Manager in the Gas Sales Department. We try to sell the gas that is not supplied to surrounding countries by means of long-term contracts. Although as Account Manager I am the first point of contact for the clients, concluding a new contract is real team work. Every contract involves analysts, lawyers and contractors. I also enjoy the entire process of concluding a contract, where you are not only part of commercial negotiations, but you are also thinking along with the client. Ultimately we all benefit from every party being fully satisfied with the contract

Dynamic company

Despite the volatile times for natural gas, GasTerra is still a super-cool company to work for. There is a wonderful atmosphere and open communication. 'Flexible working' also makes it perfectly possible to create a good work-life balance.