Meet Cake: this is Ann-Sophie

By Sophie Docx

👋 In this series of interviews, you will get to know the people behind Cake. Today we introduce you to Ann-Sophie, she takes care of the contacts with Cake’s commercial partners.

Name: Ann-Sophie Van Camp
Role: Business Developer
Making Cake since: March 2020
Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Tell us about your workspace

I lived and worked in Amsterdam for almost two years. When I returned to Belgium, I temporarily moved back to my parents’ house in Houthalen, Limburg. This picture is taken in our living room.

In the meantime I have exchanged “Hotel Mama” (5 stars – for sure!) for a place of my own in Antwerp. After living in Amsterdam, I was quite used to that vibrant city life, so the choice for Antwerp was easily made. I haven’t regretted it for a second – although I can still regularly be found in Limburg!

I’m all over the place and I like to switch from workspace a few times a day. I also regularly go to a co-working space or a cozy coffee bar – seeing work makes work!

Recently, I also have a new (curious) co-worker by my side, Maurice. He sometimes pops up during video calls or accidentally closes my Zoom meetings, but all in all his presence is a lot of motivation and fun!

The remote working and flexibility at Cake are a real delight. My typical working day starts around 9am, after enjoying a good breakfast without any rush. When I feel unfocused or uninspired during the day, I go out for a walk and catch up in the evening when I’m at my best. Even better with a glass of wine!

What do you do at Cake?

As a Business Development Manager, I am developing and implementing growth opportunities between Cake and new commercial partners.

With our Cake for Business offering, we can help companies acquire new customers, reward loyal customers or provide them with real-time market/consumer insights based on aggregated anonymized transaction data. 

The nice thing about doing Business Development at Cake is that there is a B2B and B2C part. This means that I’m not only contributing to the success of Cake and delivering value to our commercial partners, but I’m also making consumers – like you and me – happy with the new partnerships that we set up. They enjoy cashbacks when they shop at their favorite brands and receive a monthly data Reward – which increases with the amount of commercial partners we bring on board. 

If you would like to know more about our offering for commercial partners it’s definitely worth while checking out this blogpost.

Why Cake and not another company?

After having heard about Cake several times and already being in love with the company name, I decided to take a chance and sent a quick email to Davy, our CEO, with the bold title “Your Future Business Developer”. Two minutes after, I got a message back “Time for a coffee this late afternoon maybe?”. I was hyped up and amazed by how quick on his feet Davy was. After we had coffee together, I was not only in love with the company name but I was also convinced that this was a perfect professional match. A few days later, I went for another drink with Tom, Head of Business Development, which only strengthened my initial feeling about Cake. When I got home, I received a phone call from Davy “Welcome to the Cake team”.

Trust, flexibility, transparency, fun and winning mentality are five very important values for me and therefore also the criteria on which I select a company I want to work for. Cake ticks all the boxes and goes much further than I could’ve ever dreamed of.

One of our company values is “craft your own cubicle”. This means that our work is an integrated part of our lives that fuels our personal fulfillment and adds purpose. This is exactly how I feel since working at Cake. Every morning I wake up happy, with a feeling of flow which is pleasurable and addicting. 

What’s your most memorable Cake moment?

Despite Covid-19 and its lockdowns, we still managed to get together regularly with the sales team and the entire Cake team. My highlight was the most recent team event in Brussels – that was the first time I met everyone together, in a beautiful setting with drinks and a delicious bbq!

Although the evenings in Hasselt where we ended up on Davy’s terrace are absolutely memorable too….

What’s your favorite cake?

This was the hardest question of them all. Don’t make me choose between cheesecake and chocolate cake!

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