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‘Grateful for all of the opportunities I’ve had’
Kim D’Hulster started working right after graduating from high school, and her first job was as an administrative assistant at the hospital where her mother worked. She later got a job at a small logistics company via her mother-in-law where she learned the tricks of the trade. Kim brought that bit of experience and a huge dose of enthusiasm to her position at Gosselin. Nine years later, she’s still very happy there.
“When I started in the Export division, I quickly realized that I wanted to enroll in the Forwarding and Logistics night school program. My team leader gave me this opportunity and made sure that the program would be funded for me,” Kim says about her start at Gosselin. “I was able to apply the theoretical aspects immediately to my job. This ideal combination taught me a lot.”
Opportunities for growth
Around two years ago, the Export division changed its name to the Customer Service division, and this meant absorbing all of the import tasks. Kim handles a wide variety of orders ranging from commercial goods to delivery to the final customer. Over the years, she started getting more of her own projects and her own customers, and eventually became a team leader for a group of eleven employees. Together, they are responsible for the customer service activities for Gosselin 360° Logistics.
Supervised by HR
“When I started here, HR wasn’t that big of a division, but in the meantime, the department has undergone radical changes. They are a strong division and recruited many people for my team. New colleagues are closely supervised, but they also arrange extra training. I was given the opportunity to participate in a Coaching and Conflict Management course, for example. It’s perfect for my new position!”
Kim prefers to supervise her colleagues to help them get as far as they can in their jobs. “I’m really happy with the work I’m doing and hope to be able to continue here for a long time,” Kim concludes. “When you do your best, people give you a lot of opportunities. And this applies to everyone.”
Founded in 1930, Gosselin currently employs more than 800 people who generate total sales of over 300 million Euros. Gosselin’s headquarters is located on the Albert Canal in Deurne where the container terminal connects the Port of Antwerp Bruges and the Port of Rotterdam with the European hinterland. With 56 offices in 34 countries, the company has strong representation in Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and China. The Gosselin Group consists of two divisions: Gosselin Moving and Gosselin Logistics.
Gosselin Moving handles international moves for multinationals, expats, diplomats, military personnel and private individuals.
Gosselin Logistics provides logistics services to businesses, with activities ranging from forwarding, warehouse storage and container processing to industrial logistics projects for heavy machinery and entire factories.