It’s a time of conflicting emotions. It’s time to say goodbye to the Outperformer Program and start my “first real job” as a regional product manager in Central Europe.

1 year ago, Deutschland

Transition to landing position after the Outperformer Program

I look back at my time in the Outperformer Program with a smile on my face from all the good memories, but also with a feeling of nostalgia rising from leaving the safe community of fellow Outperformers – all the time thinking “wow, has it really been 2 years already?”. It’s been a rollercoaster of different positions in sales, finance and marketing starting in Denmark and finishing at the other end of the world in Chile. It’s been challenging, fun, exciting and rewarding.

Now it’s time to look forward to the next step – my landing position, aka “my first real job” in Hilti. I have been so lucky as to land a job as a Regional Product Manager for installation systems in our Central Europe regional headquarters near Munich. First feeling is utter excitement and a feeling of accomplishment. I made it thus far, and I landed the perfect position. But the closer it comes to reality the feeling of apprehension sneaks up on me. I know we are supposed to jump a few steps and assume high responsibility roles after the program… but am I really ready for this? This is a 3 digit million-euro business that I am now responsible for!!!

A few months into the role, the apprehension has left me and the answer is… I guess I am! I still get questions every day that I have no clue how to answer. But, I also have great colleagues around me, who are willing to help and support whenever needed. And I am given the faith and freedom to make my own decisions and run the business my way. So, the state of mind that best describes this moment is: confidence!

(ask me again in a few months, and it might have changed to complete panic, but hey… anything else would be boring, right?)


Commercial Track, Alumni