What do you do at Cheops?
I have an internal position at the ‘Project Management Office’, a unit that provides support for the project management team. In this role, I am responsible for creating and maintaining standards, processes, procedures and templates. PMO is also a point of contact within the organisation to ensure that communication between sales, presales, sales support and operations is as efficient as possible. I am also assigned as a project manager for smaller projects.
What are the qualities you need in your job?
My role mainly requires communication and organisational skills. You also have to be able to cope well with stress and very capable of finding solutions. Perseverance is also important – you have to be willing to go for it 100% every day. Finally, you must also have a technical background. Sometimes it can be about network infrastructure, sometimes about a migration project and at other times about an IT environment that needs to be optimised. It is important to have this all-round knowledge and be able to participate in any discussion.
How did you find out about Cheops?
I had a very varied career before I ended up at Cheops. I finally returned to IT, my “roots” from secondary school. I did additional training as a network technician and I applied for work at Cheops, where I immediately had the opportunity to prove myself as an IT professional.
Why did you choose Cheops?
Cheops was a match from the very first moment – I had a good feeling about them straightaway. My application was mainly about who I am as a person and less about my technical background or what I was able to do at the time. Cheops understands that you have to fit into the company, particularly on a personal level – your technical skills can always be worked on further.
What are your ambitions?
In my four years at Cheops I have had a very varied career path. I originally started out in support, gradually progressed to become a service specialist and now a project management officer. I want to commit to further expanding the PMO unit, both in terms of content and in the organisation, so that we can become even more efficient. I also want to continue to grow as a project manager and coordinate larger projects.
What does “punch” mean to you?
Cheops is a company where you are given opportunities. Of course, not everything is handed on a plate – you have to go for it yourself. To me, “punch” means endurance and tenacity. In IT, standing still is more than going backwards. So you need to have punch to continue to perform and evolve. You can’t end up against the ropes when the going gets tough. And above all: you’re the one who has to make things happen.