Hessel Douma

Manufacturing Manager

Hessel Douma rock climbing.

Key facts

Based at 

Brimsdown, UK

 
"What I found surprising is that regardless of where in the world you are, walking into a JM site always feels familiar."

My journey so far

JM's graduate programme aims to develop graduates by exposing them to a wide variety of roles in different sites over the course of three years. I worked on implementing lean manufacturing in Maastricht, the Netherlands, then went to Royston in the UK as a process engineer.

I finished my graduate rotation scheme in Shanghai, China, where I worked on implementing a material requirements planning system in a new factory. I liked the prospect of working in different places for a company that makes products to enhance lives. After the scheme I worked on a couple of different projects before taking up my current role as Manufacturing Manager.

JM has been an excellent company to work for, after the initial shock of leaving university and moving into the world of work! What I found surprising is that regardless of where in the world you are, walking into a JM site always feels familiar.

I see Johnson Matthey continuing its 200-year journey by using the experience and knowledge of its people to adapt to the market and grow the business.