July 17, 2022
July 17, 2022
Samantha Hamilton is a recent Business graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She started her journey at Signify in the summer of 2020 as a Sales Intern on the US OEM Team working on projects to support the sales team and our OEM customers. After this learning period, she found her passion for the results and building a solid customer relationship, which led her to become a committed Signify people that are starting to shine.
I chose an internship with Signify for the hands-on learning experience I would get in a professional environment. Throughout my internship, I participated in customer calls and learned the ins and outs of the business.
I also grew my skillset by learning how to use Salesforce in a mass data management project. When presented with the opportunity to extend my internship into a full-time role, I knew that I could not refuse.
The endless growth opportunities at Signify and the supportive OEM team made it an easy decision for me to return. After being with Signify full-time since July of this year, I know that I made the right choice in staying with the company in my new role.
Throughout my time with Signify, I was fortunate enough to work on various projects with different members of the OEM team. I dedicated a lot of time and effort to the Salesforce data management project I completed last fall. This involved working with each sales representative to clean up their data in Salesforce. I coordinated a mass upload to correct the data in the system.
After completing this project, I partnered with the Bodine sales representatives to assist them in rolling out the new clean order requirements for their agents. I met with each Bodine agent to review their file, correct the information we had in our system and followed up with them to ensure they understood our new clean order requirements to speed up the order process and minimize any delays.
I also participated in customer calls with some of our key customers. Listening in on these calls helped me understand how to build a relationship with a customer. Throughout these projects and experiences, I am confident that Sales is the career path for me because of the exciting challenges that make every day unique.
Signify recognizes the importance of adapting ourselves to meet our customer’s needs in a timely matter. I resonate the most with our Customer First value because I work with customers every day and advocate for them.
One of my top priorities in my job is to ensure that my customers are satisfied with the product and level of service we offer at Signify. Throughout my internship, I learned the importance of a strong customer relationship and the impact it can have on our business. Staying ahead of the competition and offering high-quality products sets us apart in the market as the leader in lighting.
#SignifyLife is building relationships with each other through our connection point groups and fun team events. My team has prioritized getting together every few months for a fun virtual event that brings us all together. Signify also provides opportunities for career enhancement, such as LEAN Training and Impact Sales Training. These sessions allow us to expand our skillset and learn best practices to improve our sales techniques. Signify strongly supports an inclusive culture that enables people to learn and grow from each other to continue to make it a great place to work.
Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2022, we had sales of EUR 7.5 billion, approximately 35,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for six consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.