Colleague Thom Timmer
Position: Business Development Manager
How long have you been working at My Jewellery?
I started in July of this year, so it’s been 4 months.
Why did you choose to work at My Jewellery?
I was really motivated by the idea of working for a next generation brand like My Jewellery (with a really strong focus on Instagram and TikTok) and helping them become successful internationally. The positive vibes at My Jewellery were another deciding factor for me.
What’s it like being a man and working at My Jewellery?
I really enjoy working at a company with so many women. I’m kind of used to it, because I have a son and two daughters at home, so I guess I’m in the minority there too. I imagine working for My Jewellery as a woman is just as pleasant: there’s a really nice atmosphere here and Sharon has really inspired a ‘we’re in it together, girl power’ vibe. When you look at it, a lot of men work in the fashion industry, so I don’t think it matters much if you’re a man or a woman. Of course, I have noticed that I’m not quite as invested in the product as many of my female colleagues, but I hope I compensate for that in other areas. Like following the daily Instagram and TikTok trends.
Tell us about some of your daily tasks
I lead and support our (international) sales team, set up new business partnerships and have been working a lot on the international expansion of My Jewellery in the broadest sense of the word.
What does a typical day at My Jewellery look like for you?
Meetings with the sales team, other departments and our retail partners, to discuss orders/deliveries, results and future collections/plans. Besides that I have been very busy putting the right internal and external people in place to properly put My Jewellery on the map in the rest of Europe. In the future this will also mean quite a lot of foreign travel for me.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I really enjoy the fast and constant changes, and the opportunity to think big (the sky's the limit) But I also really enjoy the positive energy at My Jewellery and my inspiring colleagues. Oh...and I mustn’t forget the delicious fresh sandwiches in our canteen, yum!