Maikel Van De Velde
My Story at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
Why did you choose to work at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services?
Through the interview process I consistently heard positive things from the team members and leaders I had an opportunity to meet with. That experience and feedback, paired with a few practical details (competitive compensation, reasonable commute, etc.), led me to join Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services.
What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
Being given the responsibility and ownership of local projects, and collaborating with team members to complete them.
What is special about the culture at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services?
It’s an environment built on having respect for everyone and an appreciation for the unique role we each play in helping the company reach its goals.
What have you gained from working here?
Training and education opportunities that have allowed me to develop in my career, as well as work/life balance.
What advice would you give to recent new hires?
Seek out a mentor who can offer you guidance and feedback. Give yourself time to learn and grow in your role.
What is your favorite part about working here?
I enjoy being able to work with a talented and diverse group of people.
How do you help impact Aji Bio-Pharma Services mission and vision?
As part of the manufacturing team producing medicines, we continuously seek out improvement opportunities with the ultimate goal of improving costs and lead times for patients.
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
I enjoy keeping fit by visiting the gym or going on a run.