Meet Thomas – Logistics Department

Thomas Coelen

How nice of you to participate in this interview. Can you tell us something about yourself? 

My name is Thomas Coelen, I come from Riethoven and I’m 28 years old. I’m currently working for Heras Mobile as a Logistics executive. 2 years ago I started my career at Heras Mobile, as Junior Logistics executive.

How did you end up at Heras Mobile? 

I joined Heras Mobile via a recruitment bureau.

“For me, Heras Mobile is: correct, involved and compact.’’

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I used to want to be a chef or physiotherapist. 

How did you end up working as a Junior Logistics executive? 

After my studies in Technical Business Studies at Fontys in Eindhoven, I began looking for a job. I was contacted by some recruitment agencies after putting my CV online. They made various appointments for me with different companies. Ultimately I chose Heras Mobile, because I really liked the ambience.

“Ultimately I chose Heras Mobile, because I really liked the ambience.” 

How does your working day begin, what do you do first?

My working day starts by; putting my cup ready, PC on, fetching coffee, logging in, launching e-mails and checking the most urgent questions.

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What is your routine during the working week?

My work is partly driven by the questions that come in by e-mail. I also have some small projects which aim to make the work process easier and more efficient. Also, I run though the accessories and products every day and check which purchases need to be made.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? 

I think they’d say; quite helpful, sometimes slightly chaotic when explaining things.

With which colleagues would you like to trade places for a day and why?

Roel Meuldijk, our HSE manager. Of course, I’d lack huge amounts of knowledge, but it has lots in common with Process management. Finding out how a process has gone, what could go wrong or what went wrong and how to prevent it happening next time.

Something not many people know about me is that I … 

I’m the former co-founder/owner of an events’ organisation called ‘de Zevende Smaak’. We wanted artists and a wider audience to learn more about each other in the course of a full evening programme, during which guests could hear about the artists’ work while enjoying a snack and a drink. 

What is your loveliest memory of Heras Mobile to date?

My greatest memory until now is going out with Santa Claus in 2018. It was our Managing Director who played the great man at the time. People’s reactions were wonderful.

Why are you so good at your job?

My interests are very wide. So I know something about many things. The disadvantage is that I’m not really an expert at anything. 

When there’s a treat, my favourite is…

Sweet or savoury, it doesn’t matter! Just as long as it’s good quality.

Which activity in your job do you not enjoy? And what do you do about it?

Processing invoices. Ultimately you still have to do the invoicing, so it’s often done at the end of the day.

Finally: describe what Heras Mobile means to you in three words. 

For me, Heras Mobile is: Correct, Involved, Compact.