Vincent Tits, Communications Coordinator

Vincent Tits - Communications Coordinator @ Tiense Suikerraffinaderij - Raffinerie Tirlemontoise

When did your adventure within Raffinerie Tirlemontoise start?

My career at Raffinerie Tirlemontoise began in 2000, about 16 years after I had visited the factory in Tirlemont on a school trip during the campaign. That was a visit that I have very fond memories of. I applied here because of the rich history, the stability and the international character of the company were very attractive to me.


What does your working day look like?

I usually start around 7.30 in the morning. After reading my e-mails, I can get started. My work differs from one day to the next. One day, I may be working on the website. The next, I'm working on a newsletter or I’m shooting a video or taking pictures. Usually, I do several different things every day. I often have to go to one of our locations in Belgium.


Sometimes, though, a sudden assignment can mean that all my finely-tuned plans go out the window. When that happens, I have to respond quickly, improvise, be creative and be able to work to very tight deadlines.


How would you describe the atmosphere at Raffinerie Tirlemontoise?

At Raffinerie Tirlemontoise, you are surrounded by dynamic and motivated people who are always willing to help if you need it or if you have a question or just want to chat. Some of the colleagues regularly organise social events outside working hours. That could be a quiz, drinks on a pavement café, or taking part in a sports event such as the Brussels 20 kilometres.


What do you think of your job and life at Raffinerie Tirlemontoise?

My job is interesting, diverse and demanding.  At Raffinerie Tirlemontoise, you are always given the opportunity to take the initiative, which ensures that you keep developing, both professionally and personally. My good relationships with my co-workers help me to learn new things every day and there are still enough opportunities for relaxation at the coffee machine and elsewhere.