Annelies van der Jagt shares her Océ experience

Annelies van der Jagt
Strategy Associate

Closing the gap

Annelies has been working as a Strategy Associate in the department PPP Strategy & Projects in Venlo since 2013. Prior to that, she spent 3½ years as HR Specialist.  “Within HR, I felt there was a gap between my daily work and the reality of the business side of our organization,” she explains. “I was looking for a job that helped me understand the contribution our HR activities make within the overall company strategy.”

A privileged position

“When I was working in HR, I got to know lots of people. I consider that a privilege. I also saw how the different parts of the organization work together toward achieving the same goals. Both these aspects provided a great foundation for my current role as part of the PPP Strategy & Projects team.”

Reusing existing skills

A switch between disciplines can be a challenge, but making the move within the same organization makes it easier. Annelies: “There’s lots of familiar ground and it’s also good to be able to ‘reuse’ my existing skills in a new context.”