Jaap Stroeken shares his Océ experience

Jaap Stroeken
Product Manager Small Format

New impulse

In March 2015 Jaap moved to the Regional Sales Headquarters of Canon Europe in Venlo, after 8½ years working for Océ. “It was my ambition to make the next step in my career,” he explains. “I wanted a role that was closer to the customer. I was also looking for a fresh new impulse in my career.”

Applying experience and network

In his new job, Jaap has been able to apply his experience in various marketing roles. “At Océ, I built up an extensive network and understanding of how the country organizations work. I also appreciate the market dynamics where our media are used.  And the product hardware knowledge and project management skills I acquired in my previous job have also been invaluable in my new role.”

New people, new skills, new opportunities

“Entering a fresh and new working environment has given me not only new colleagues, it has also opened up new career opportunities. And, of course, the additional skills I’m acquiring in this new role will help me further in my career path.”

As a Canon Group company, the possibilities for job mobility at Océ are considerable. Jaap: “Of course you need to look at your own situation, and create the right balance between your career and your personal life. But I would say ‘dare’ to take the next step. It’s certainly been worth it for me!”