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Valerie De Houwer

Operations Manager
Hoboken, Belgium
Precious Metals Refining
Working for Umicore since 2018
"Since I was little, I was triggered by climate change. At Umicore I can contribute to solving this complex challenge."

Can you describe your role at Umicore?

I started my career at Umicore as a Technical Young Graduate and then became a process and product development manager for two years. I recently started as an operations manager in which I improve the technical process of sulfuric acid plant. Besides that, I am also a people manager, so I involve the team as much as possible and I want them to reach their full potential.

What do you enjoy about working for Umicore?

I enjoy working at Umicore because every day is different. In the different positions I was in, I’ve collaborated already with many skilled people. Everyone is also very approachable, which I really appreciate.

Why did you want to join Umicore?

Umicore is an international company with strong roots in Belgium but also versatile in the markets where it works in. This offers a lot of career options within the company to develop your talents.

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