From sales to project management
After the Christmas holiday I was to start on a 3 months project in Reporting and controlling in the Northern European hub in Manchester. Before moving up to Manchester I had only talked with two team members for about 30 minutes so the project was still to be clearly defined. Furthermore, with a background in sales I knew that project management was going to be more of a challenge. The project turned out to be about internal branding and report usage and within a couple of weeks I had a good understanding of the project as well as of the role that the controlling and reporting department plays in Northern Europe. I was welcomed into the team right away and soon after my starting date the first FIFA night was arranged, which impressed me a lot given that they knew I was only going to be a part of the team for three months. A new life in a new city and with new colleagues was off to an amazing start.