Redfaire International's Women in Tech | Britt Horstink
Posted by Niamh Vaughan
We would like to introduce you to some of the great women in tech team members at Redfaire International.
Meet Britt Horstink who works with our Dutch partner Cadran as a Junior JD Edwards Logistics Consultant.
Tell us a little bit about yourself? I am 25 years old, and I live in Amsterdam, though I am originally from the east of the Netherlands. Prior to joining Cadran, I studied in Groningen here in the Netherlands where I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, specializing in technology management. I also completed a Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management.
How did you get started working with Oracle ERP? Thanks to a friend from university, I heard about Cadran. It sounded like an interesting challenge and a good place to work. That was over a year and a half ago, and here I am! I am enjoying the role and learning lots.
What is your role? As a Junior Logistics Consultant, I focus on helping customers optimize their logistics business processes using Oracle ERP. I also get to contribute ideas on how we can develop our Commodity Trading and Risk Management product from a logistics perspective.
What does your typical day look like? At the end of every day, I reflect on what I have achieved and set goals for the following day. Every morning, I review these goals and plan my day accordingly. In practice, this means talking to clients and colleagues to understand how we can optimize their ERP systems. Once we have a plan, then it is time to execute the tasks.
What is your favorite thing about your job? My favorite thing about my job is that every day there is a new challenge. You need to be creative and resilient as you figure out how to optimize the system so that it meets the client's unique needs. Often, it is a delicate balancing act, and you have to combine your knowledge, experience, and technical skills to find the perfect solution. Of course, working with a great team is also important. We work hard but we have a lot of fun while doing it.
Tell us More? When I am not working, I like cooking and baking, especially cakes and cupcakes. I also enjoy going out for dinner or meeting friends for drinks at the Amstel (especially in the summer!) or at one of the other cozy bars in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a great place to live, one of my favorite things is to walk by the canals in the evenings as all the beautiful lights come on, it's magical.