Van Gennip's team has a great mix of experienced leaders and young fashion professionals. At VGT we like our staff to be open minded for new trends, technologies and improvements. A no-nonsense mentality as well as a passion for fashion is a necessary need to work at VGT. We are very direct and believe that people need to be able to say what they think to make sure they keep doing their job with a smile.
Since 2009 Van Gennip is owned by brothers Leon and Mark van Gennip who are involved in sales, management and decision taking innovations. They lead the company into the future. The general daily management and project management is run by Mr. Sander Donkers.
Mark van Gennip
Position: CEO & World Sales Director
We are proud on and very happy with our dedicated employees.
Leon van Gennip
Position: CEO & Sales Director World
There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you've been in the business.
Position: General Manager
Hold my pen and give me my gun. Time for some troubleshooting.
This department will deliver, confirm orders and invoices our customers. Contact with customers on a daily base and solving issues when needed is done by this customer service. Administration is also part of this department!
Milou de Zwart
Position: Backoffice Sales Support Executive
I am responsible for all of our European B2B customers. I love to help you with all of your questions.
Position: Backoffice Sales Support Executive
Customers may forget what you said but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.
Value added services
Most of our goods are completely ready for dispatch to our customers when entering our warehouse however, some countries import rules demand different labelling, packing or price tags in foreign currencies. This is done at our special added service unit in Holland. The check and control that is done by this department is an important part in our organizations quality level!
Position: Head of Value Added Service
Having fun at work is half of job.
Our warehouse is divided into three units; The first two units are run from the HQ in Weert and are about 2.000 m2. The third unit is an additional rented space nearby the main warehouse which is about 1.500m2. Van Gennip runs their logistic department thru a WMS system called Realtime Solutions and once a container reaches our warehouse our QC’s & production department starts the process; Each article is checked randomly by our QC teams on size, quality of fabric, labels and style. After this check the QC gives green light to the logistic managers to start counting and dividing the articles by order. Whenever the WMS system or customer delivery date is due the goods will be dispatched to our customers based on several incoterms depending on the customer's conditions. All remaining supplies are placed to an individual location for re-orders and can be handpicked via a digital hand scanning systems. All special custom articles are stored separately and placed in our third unit not far from our office. These goods are checked by our special private label branch before shipment.
From left to right: Rick van Gerven, Hans Stultiens, Cor Hartog
We love to assist our customers the best way possible.
Import and Finance
In this department all purchase orders are made and all bookings for all containers are managed. LC issuances, daily payments to our creditors and suppliers and accounting is run from this unit.
Position: Import Coordinator & Financial Manager
Stay positive, work hard and make it happen.
Position: Credit department & Import Assistant
Every question has an answer, I’d love to help you with that.
Position: Sales Manager NL Dirkje & DJ Dutchjeans
The nicest thing about my job is the contact with customers, its variety and advising them what will suit their shop for a great result. If the customer leaves my showroom satisfied I have a good day. You are welcome to my showroom in Nieuwkuijk.
Our sales representatives are happy to show our collections and give information about our brands in the showrooms, at fashion fairs or at the customer's place. Van Gennip works with many importers and agents around the globe.
Position: Sales Manager NL Lentiggini & Mila Beach
I like to welcome you to my showroom in Almere, for a cup of coffee.
Ilona van den Broek
Position: Sales Manager NL Charlie Choe
You get what you work for, not what you wish for.
Position: Sales Manager NL Koko Noko
Nothing great can be accomplished without the Koko Noko spirit.
Position: Export & Sales Manager World All brands
Honesty is essential in business. The best principle is 'promise less, deliver more'.
Position: Export- & Manager for all brands
If you do not ask, the answer will be no.
Van Gennip currently works with 7 designers. From color card, moodboard to artwork, all designs and styles are made exclusively for VGT brands. Over 1200 different designs are made by this team and followed up to the final salesman sample stage. Many customers’ requests are included into next season collections; this is a part of the success of Van Gennip. We try to listen to our customers wishes to help increase sales. By reviewing sales data from past collections and including many new models and fabrics, our design department is a big part of the success of VGT. The better the collection the more turnover our customers will make with our brands. The 'Dutch' commercial taste for everyday wear has proven to be a success for retailers around the world and an asset for how kids look and feel.
Position: Head Of Design & Designer Boys
We love to create new ideas.
Position: Head of design girls
Our office isn‘t messy, It‘s full of ideas.
Position: Assistent Design
Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world. I don’t think outside the box; I think of what I can do with the box!
Product and Quality department
This quality and production unit is completely involved in the production of all the models of our brands. Here all salesman samples are reviewed, commented on and checked to live up to the VGT quality standard. This department is also responsible for sizes specs, washings and fitting for all VGT models!
Position: Product & QCDesigner Swimwear
Teamwork makes the dream work.
Position: Product & QC
Focus on being productive instead of being busy.
Since 2016 we have officially started with our own quality office in India. Housed in Tirupur 'the knit area' in the South of India, currently has 7 full-time members. Run by Mr. Manoj as a managing director who is assisted by technical support officer Mr. Jagan and Mr. Gowtham who is in charge of communications and 4 QC Associates who visit factories on a daily bases and do online and final inspections. All new suppliers’ requests are audited by our office to inspect the level of quality, communication and code of conduct.
Export & private label
This branch of VGT is fully responsible for all special customers and private label orders. This department runs every FOB order which is shipped to various countries worldwide directly from our factory. Here all customers’ special requests checked, controlled and managed. Special sampling procedures are done by this unit and followed to deliver to our special customers.
Position: Head of Export
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
Position: Export Manager Customers
Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.
Position: Export Manager Customers
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Position: Exportmanager Customers
Positivity, Collaboration, and thinking in solutions is the key to success.
Design, E-commerce & Marketing
With the takeover of the Charlie Choe Sleepwear brand in 2017, we will run a new business model: a Business to Consumer webshop. Charlie Choe already runs their B2C webshop for more than 5 years successfully. Now VGT adds a well experienced team to their staff. From February 2018 Charlie Choe sleepwear, DJ Dutchjeans kidswear & Koko Noko babywear are sold via their B2C online webshops.
Willemijn van de Paal
Position: Sales support & e-commerce
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.