Our team of enthusiastic people…
KEES GOMMERS, MANAGEMENT & PROCUREMENT
As a general manager, and also one of the initiators of the BTC-Retail cooperation, I am responsible for the operation of the company. However, my passion lies with purchasing, in which I am fortunately still closely involved. We maintain a good relationship with our supply sources in Europe, we also travel to Asia regularly. I enjoy working with people and the challenge it posts. BTC-Retail is the ultimate endeavour for me and my colleagues.
JOHAN COPPELMANS, DIGITALIZATION, AUTOMATION & DATA MANAGEMENT
No different than many other companies, digitalization, automation, and data management is becoming more important for the future development of BTC. My job is to manage and expand this digital landscape. Some specific tasks are as follows but not limited to, imported articles are given a barcode, orders are sent digitally, every box is assigned a place in the warehouse, websites are synchronized, and we know immediately what the best sellers are. This means that I am the point of contact for our IT partners, and I help our members with their wishes and issues so that they can make optimal use of the systems.
CELESTE VROLIJKS, ADMINISTRATION & STORE AUTOMATION
As administrative assistant, I am responsible for the daily administration of BTC-Retail. I am also the contact person for both BTC members in store automation for the cash register system, and our wide range of suppliers.
GUUS TIMMERMANS, MARKETING
As a graphic designer at BTC-Retail, my daily work consists of designing various promotional materials and keeping our online information up-to-date. The innate nature of divided preferences among three different groups posts a challenge for me to design our campaign that satisfies all parties. Fortunately, there is always room for a little customization.
TIM HENDRIKS, PURCHASING & CATEGORY MANAGEMENT
As a purchase & category manager, I am in daily contact with our suppliers and BTC members to ensure that everything runs smoothly. I am also constantly looking in the global and domestic market for competitive pricing, fun and innovative product assortments. The ultimate goal is providing a diverse, current and distinctive products range in our member stores.
BAS ARTS, LOGISTICS MANAGER
My job as Logistics Manager at BTC is to ensure that all logistics activities are taken care of from start to finish. It ranges from managing container import from the Far East and its transition within Europe, to arranging domestic distribution and storage in our DC in Wijchen and external locations. I maintain constant contact with suppliers, BTC's affiliated garden centres and our transport partners. Serving our members optimally is central to the logistics process.