Ruben Kramer

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Ruben Kramer

Tell us about your work environment. What does it look like? And what are your responsibilities at Royal Smit & Zoon?

Hello all, my name is Ruben Kramer and I live in the beautiful city of our headquarters, Weesp.

When I work, I am of course working at the office in Weesp. My working environment is positive, I started as an intern in the supply chain department at Royal Smit & Zoon but never felt like I was “just an intern” within the company and department as my work and project were taken very seriously.

After graduating from the Logistics Management course last summer, I came to work here as a project employee supply chain. In which I am involved in various projects and supporting work within the supply chain department but also in cross-departmental projects such as the order-to-cash project which I am currently working on.

Royal Smit & Zoon is driven by a purpose. To make the leather value chain environmentally & socially sustainable. What is your purpose? What gives you energy in your job?

My goal is to improve certain processes by getting an overall view and perspectives by gathering information from people and data on problems that arise. What I like about that is to get in contact with various departments and to get information from different point of views but also to dig myself into data sets to draw conclusions about causes of specific problems.

Another topic I have been working on during my internship and which is now actually being pursued by various parties inside and outside the company is to have a view of the status of our transport movements regarding sustainability and where and how we can improve it even more.

Ruben Kramer
Project employee Supply Chain


At Royal Smit & Zoon, we love leather. What is your favorite leather item?

My favorite leather item, I had to search a long time to find them again, but that’s my first item made of leather, namely my baby shoes.

Who are you going to pass the baton to?

I would like to nominate Cesar Knebel.

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