BRABANTIA CEO Tijn van Elderen answers members’ questions

CEO Tijn van Elderen shares some insights on how the company achieves it’s goal to enrich lives with beautifully designed product concepts for living and giving that are also a pleasure to use. He answers strategic questions by ambitionOne members Josette van de Bult of MicrosoftVolodymyr Bob Irkhov of TE Connectivity and Joost d’Hooghe of DSM.

ambitionOne Rotterdam – September 14th

After the first ambitionOne members meetup in #EINDHOVEN and the planned #AMSTERDAM session on July 20th we now move to the city where the citizens are proud of their hard work: #ROTTERDAM

Sign up through this form and meet other members, share your ambition, get an MBA speed course, have a great evening with food and drinks and earn ambitionOne shares;

AMAZON / Global Account Manager – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

AWS is seeking a world-class professional to manage our global customer relationship with one of the largest companies in the world. The Account Manager will be responsible for providing business leadership and management of a global account’s activities in Europe. You will build and maintain key relationships, develop and manage opportunities, monitor deployment projects and engage virtual resources. You will define a CXO relationship strategy within the account, including engaging with AWS senior leadership team for executive sponsorships, coordinating executive business reviews, and maintaining customer satisfaction.

Saskia Nijs

ambitionOne is proud to highlight a game changing member; Saskia Nijs. Saskia Nijs is part-time PhD candidate at the VU, columnist at “Financieel Dagblad”, employee at Philips and speaker and advisor on the 21st century organization. Besides all of that she is mother of 2 daughters (twins), wife of a nerd, and living in Amsterdam.

“In these times where careers are changing and the definitions of ambition is not climbing the corporate ladder anymore, it is crucial to build networks where innovative, ambitious and rule breaking people can connect. Collaboration and support are very important foundations for success. Not your personal success but the success of a group of professionals to make change happen. Therefore a network like is so important. Connect, learn, share, be brave, ambitious and respectful.”


At ambitionOne all our efforts are aimed to achieve one goal; optimize the careers of our game changing members. Through these efforts we also support “most admired employers” to achieve their goals. 

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ambitionOne week 14


In a few weeks ambitionOne will interview Brabantia CEO Tijn van Elderen. We will talk about BRABANTIA’s sustainability agenda, their vision on corporate responsibility, innovation and talent development. Let us know what you would like to learn from Tijn, click here

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Recruitment is sales: The 10 elements of recruitment analysis

Despite the trend “recruitment is like marketing,” we think recruitment is more like sales. Ok, employer branding sounds like marketing. But for the most part? It’s sales. Sales convert leads to customers. Recruiters convert candidates to hires. The process is the same: sifting through hundreds, thousands, and sometimes millions of prospects to find the ones that fit your business and help improve your bottom line. read the full article at recruitee

Your Expertise Means Nothing Without This Important Trait

You already have the answers, but without this ability, it will be impossible to succeed.

The problem is not that we lack the needed information, but that we are unwilling to apply it once we have it. We already know what it’s going to take to be successful in our careers/lives, but often lack the self-control to establish boundaries, set goals, and make the necessary sacrifices.

Self-control, as it applies to our careers, is the ability to control external distractions, internal impulses, and fluctuating circumstances that can keep us from focusing on the task at hand. If left unchecked, these can rob us of our productivity destroying our goals and aspirations. So, let’s take a look at a few strategies that can help you practice self-control. “Buy in” to the big picture and have passion for a purpose. read the full article at Inc.

The first ambitionOne members event, May 18th in Eindhoven

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Join Allison Thomas, Supply Chain Director, Customer Services & Logistics Transformation, Europe at PepsiCo, Amsterdam / Josette van de Bult, Client Service Executive Manufacturing Microsoft, Amsterdam / David van de Wall, AMADA Miyachi Europe // Director – Matech Solutions, Eindhoven / Feng Li – Cargill, Maastricht / Ivo Oerlemans – Regional Sales Manager at Celanese, Eindhoven / Lesther van Vliet, Global Real Estate Portfolio Planner at Unilever, Rotterdam / Lotti Broos, Product management SABIC, Breda / Mirjam Van Coillie, Chief Marketing Officer at Koninklijke Gazelle, Utrecht / Richard VAN DELDEN, Executive Director at WAVIN Group, Amsterdam / Senja Boom, Student Sustainable Innovation at Eindhoven University of Technology – STORM team, Eindhoven / Septian Waluyan MBA | Product Marketing | Consumer Goods | Chemicals Philips, Rotterdam / Sharath Bhatt, Marketing & Business Development Leader | Medtronic, Eindhoven / Volodymyr (Bob) Irkhov, Business Development Leader TE Connectivity, Tilburg / Yvonne van den Camp-van der Meer, Department head and associate professor Maastricht University, Maastricht / Joost d’Hooghe, Commercial Director DSM, Horst

There are still 4 open seats at the first ambitionOne members event, register here.



Amidst the excitement about these “agile” or “dynamic” performance management approaches, numerous voices have cautioned companies about doing their due diligence before jumping on the performance management bandwagon.

These individuals appropriately remind us that an improved performance management approach requires not simply a new process, but also a suite of changes to ensure the new process is both successful short-term and sustainable long-term.

Based on the multitude of articles I’ve read on the topic, their recommendations fall into six areas:

Role modeling by leaders who continuously communicate the benefits of the new process and demonstrate how it works in practice;

Aligned and cascaded goals from the CEO to each business unit to ensure employees can connect their role to strategic business objectives;

Role clarity to ensure each actor in the process understands his/her accountabilities for successful performance management;

Skills for all employees on giving and receiving feedback, setting meaningful goals, and conducting challenging conversations;

Technology that enables managers and employees to record performance conversations and aid ongoing development and accountability for progress and outcomes;

read the full article at Gotham Culture

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AMBITION.ONE week 12 is proud to present Steven van Belleghem the king of keynote presentations. We asked Steven if he could share his view on the link between HR management and Customer Experience. In this video Steven shares how the Right Processes, Measurement and most importantly Culture; “HR has to lead the human transformation, a required consequence of the digital transformation we are in.”

YouTube’s CEO just schooled every other tech company on how to treat female employees

Silicon Valley, while awesome at making strides in tech, has a well-documented problem with gender diversity. That’s why we’re loving this real talk from YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. She just outlined how she plans to combat gender imbalance, and needless to say, we’re into it.

In an op-ed for Vanity Fair, Wojcicki — who boosted women’s representation at YouTube from 24% to nearly 30% in less than three years at the company’s helm — highlights three main ways to attract and retain female talent. The best part? She’s a female CEO who has successfully changed the gender makeup of her company, so she knows what she’s talking about. And she has the power to implement these changes. Click here for the full article at Vanity Fair



On Thursday May 18th the first “ambitionOne members meet” event will be held,  in Eindhoven, the Netherlands from 19.00-23.00 hr. With an intimate group of 20 members we will share ideas, get a unique speed lecture by Professor Barney Jordaan from the best business school in the BeNeLux Vlerick , in an inspiring location with good food and wine. Additionally we will offer each participant 50 shares of ambitionOne. register here


Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel

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First they partnered, and now comes the acquisition: The computing giant Intel has confirmed that it is acquiring Mobileye, a leader in computer vision for autonomous driving technology, for $15.3 billion — the biggest-ever acquisition of an Israeli tech company.

Specifically, “Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of Intel will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye for $63.54 per share in cash, representing a fully-diluted equity value of approximately $15.3 billion and an enterprise value of $14.7 billion,” the company noted in a statement. The deal is expected to close in about nine months, Intel said. read more


legoAre you always the one to say, “I’m sure there’s a better way of doing that”? As a process director specialist, you secure innovative process optimization in selected processes within HR (People Operations & Development).

Striking a balance between local business area flexibility and the global compliance agenda to secure maximum value for the company. Based in Billund you will join a team of dedicated colleagues in Business Processes & Information. We provide specialist knowledge, strive for process excellence across Human Resource and Finance processes and have responsibility for training and project portfolio. Our mission is to develop and maintain effective standardized processes based on business requirements. click here

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no more mr niceguy, here’s LinkedIn’s bad brother; the blackbook


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DSM / Operations Director – USA

DSM is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Operations Director/ VP Operations who can lead our Bio-Based Products & Services operations in the US in to the next level. Bio-based Products & Services (BP&S) is part of the DSM Innovation Center. It is one of DSM’s Emerging Business Areas. Its objective is to lead in the field of biomass conversion and demonstrate the commercial viability of sustainable, renewable technologies in collaboration with strategic partners through our expertise in yeast and enzymes.