What is your name and position at eGym?
My name is Michael. I am Product Manager for driving sales of our digital trainer subscription “eGym Premium”. My responsibilities are mixed between original product management, project management and sales.
Why did you join eGym?
I stumbled over eGym at the beginning of 2012 when I evaluated different business ideas with a friend. I liked the idea to combine sports (my hobby) with mechanical engineering (my studies). I then worked at different smaller startups and applied for eGym the first time in 2014 and finally got here after my second application at the end of 2015. I wanted to work for a company which develops products that improves people’s lives. In fact, eGym serves an important purpose to make people healthier in the long term.
What are your daily tasks?
My tasks vary quite a lot. Generally, I have various discussions with other team members or colleagues from other teams. I work on specific tasks of my current project.
What projects are you currently involved in?
I try to work on one project at a time. Currently, I am improving the mailing management at eGym. Before, I implemented our “eGym Premium” sales process in our CRM tool (=Customer Relationship Management tool) and I was responsible for the test and rollout of a new training goal for our end users.
What do you enjoy most about your position?
I am really learning a lot! Before eGym, I worked in four different startups. All of them were very small with maximum six employees. At eGym the complexity is on a different level, so I learn about how to involve all relevant stakeholders, improve my leadership skills, and can solve always new problems.
What do you find challenging in your position and field?
eGym is growing quickly. That means there is constant change and it is hard to stay on top of everything. I try to talk to many people to learn their current most important issues so I do not loose the overview.
What piece of advice would you give to someone who wants to work in your field?
You need to know what you want but be flexible on how you achieve it. Don’t do things you kind of like but only what you really love. It’s either HELL YEAH! or NO as explained in this article: https://sivers.org/hellyeah.