JANUARY 2012 - DECEMBER 2012
MeinProspekt gave me the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of positions of an online agency. But it all started with a simple position as a team assistant with a basic task of helping my colleagues manage the marketing material of many high profile merchants such as IKEA, Media Markt, McDonalds, Real, Rewe, Edeka, Saturn & Tengelmann. And so I did. In fact I did it so well that I became the lead with employee oversight, supervising five employees. In just half a year.
But I was still thirsty for more. I figured out a way to increase the click-through rate on our brochures. That responsiblity was thus handed to me. I took that opportunity. And in the process became a Campaign Manager.
JANUARY 2013 - JULY 2014
With this position my range of tasks grew. As did my responsibilities. While I continued leading the content division, I was also heading the campaign management, which meant overseeing the KPIs, reporting them directly to the CEO and suggesting our next steps.
Balancing all of those tasks required me to have a deep understanding of the technical implementation of our platforms. And since being a campaign manager required me to work closely with the sales division, I understood both the technical possibilities and the clients wishes. Thus I was the go-to person regarding technical inquiries. What I learned was that the clients kept demanding technical progress, but my colleagues were bound by the old technical implementation. So I took it upon myself to work out a concept and plan out the necessary stept to improve our system. At the same time, we were introducing SCRUM into our workflow, and I began the process of becoming a project manager. And more specifically: a product owner.
IT PROJECT MANAGER
AUGUST 2014 - SEPTEMBER 2015
Improving technical systems for flexibility and efficiency. Rethinking old processes and streamlining established tools. Putting a big focus on usability and user experience and in the end: seeing a delighted user, whether it be one who is using one of our apps and services or a colleague next to me getting some work done with vastly improved tools - that is what drives me. And it was a long road to realize what my passion is. But I found it.
Especially with the introduction of SCRUM I got to experience first hand the positive influence of an agile workflow on our productivity.
After the company got sold, and eventually shut its doors, I immediatly got myself certified as a Product Owner and SCRUM Master, deepening my knowledge in areas such as writing good User Stories and organizing the necessary meetings. And started looking for my next challenge. Still fascinated by technology, I chose Plan.Net Technology.