“Direct customer & partner contact! Nothing is more fulfilling than directly interacting with the most important final decision makers in the market. Direct feedback from end-users always beats any amount of market research.” – Soeren
Today, we’re peeling back the curtain to give you an inside look at the life of Soeren, our Global Business Development Manager at MOCA System. Spoiler alert: it involves cutting-edge tech, challenging the status quo, and a miniature Schnauzer mix named Max.
Meet Soeren and His Team
First things first, let’s get acquainted with the man of the hour – Soeren. He just joined about a month ago and he is the guy who will spend his days forging partnerships, talking to clients, and navigating the ever-evolving landscape of access control digitalization. It’s a role that requires a unique blend of charisma and strategic thinking, and Soeren has this exact combination of traits.
“I generally spend my time liaising with existing partners, building new partnerships & helping our customers on their access control digitalization journey,”
says Soeren, giving us a snapshot of his daily grind.
Who does he bother the most at work, you ask? Erik and Tom. Erik, Head of Overseas business (whom we are still hunting down for an interview), is his partner-in-crime in global business development, while Tom, the Software Development Team Leader, is the guy who has Soeren contemplating a career switch. More on that later. 😉
The MOCA Magic
From Soeren’s perspective, what sets MOCA apart as an exceptional workplace is its commitment to implementing innovative technologies in an industry that has been slow to embrace digitalization. He enjoys the process of challenging conventional concepts and collaborating with a skilled team that consistently pushes the limits.
But where did he find his motivation? Direct customer and partner contact.
“Direct customer & partner contact! Nothing is more fulfilling than directly interacting with the most important final decision makers in the market. Direct feedback from end-users always beats any amount of market research.”
Soeren swears by the direct feedback loop from end-users, finding it more valuable than any market research out there. It’s this kind of customer interaction that keeps him motivated and excited about his work.
The Banker That Never Was
In a plot twist, Soeren confesses he’s miles away from his childhood dream job – being a banker. Imagine sushi for lunch, steak for dinner, a sports car at 25, and early retirement at 30. Ah, the dreams of youth. However, Soeren’s path led him down a different, (hopefully) equally exciting road.
Random Fact About Soeren
Did you know Soeren is an anonymous co-author of an online course on Automated Machine Learning? With over 57,000 students, that’s quite the feather in his cap. Any MOCA colleagues reading this, try to guess which course it is! 👀
Facing Challenges Head-On
Every job has its challenges, and Soeren’s key lesson from working in cross-functional teams is crystal clear – proper project management requires openness to escalate challenges. Communication and collaboration are the lifeblood of organizations, and challenges are best tackled with a healthy mix of the two.
How others would describe Soeren
Others describe him as adaptable, collaborative, and maybe just a tad too methodological. Hey, you need a game plan when you’re charting the digital frontiers, right?
The man beyond work
Soeren’s after-work routine involves strolling with Max, his miniature Schnauzer mix. There’s nothing like a furry companion to unwind after a day of challenging the status quo.
A Peek into Soeren’s Workday Toolkit
Have you ever wondered what tools a Global Business Development Manager relies on? Soeren’s essentials include the Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Teams, and Excel. Simple, yet effective. It’s all about staying connected and organized, especially when you’re dealing with partners across the globe.
Switching Hats: Developer Dreams
In a parallel universe, Soeren envisions himself as Tom, the Software Dev Team Leader. While he acknowledges he’s not on Tom’s level of expertise, he has explored various programming languages and the allure of diving into PHP, Python, Kotlin, and Java has always intrigued him. Who knows, maybe we’ll see Soeren donning a developer’s hat someday.
So, that’s how Soeren, our new Global Business Development Manager spends his time at MOCA. Soeren’s journey highlights the dynamic and supportive culture at MOCA.
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