Georgios Katsaros has now been with us at the Hanover office for a year. In this interview, he tells us everything he has experienced so far and how he found his way to us.
What has your career been like so far?
In 2016, I completed my training in wholesale and export with the option of a position afterwards. However, as I preferred to go to university, I then aimed for my vocational baccalaureate. In the meantime, I worked at Metro on Saturdays while I was at school, planning routes for deliveries and earning some extra money that way. When I had my degree in my pocket, I went to the University of Applied Sciences in Hanover and started studying business administration. However, it quickly became clear to me that the practical side of things was missing too much, so I decided to discontinue my studies and focus on a different direction. So I decided to start working for a company in the event industry. There I was the first point of contact for all contractual matters and presented and sold various party concepts at clubs. Thanks to overtime reduction and vacation, I still had enough time to successfully complete a full-time business degree in 2020. But then Corona came along and the event industry plummeted, so I had to reorient myself again.
How did you find your way to IP Dynamics?
Through a personnel agency. I found the offer interesting and the interviews went very well. Since I can generally identify more with “smaller” companies, I then turned down an offer from Toyota and chose IPD.
What is your area of responsibility?
Basically, I am the first point of contact in sales. I take care of our existing customers, deal with individual questions and requests, and make sure that everyone feels comfortable with us. Because in the best case scenario, I can then also extend or expand existing contracts and deepen the cooperation.
What has been your biggest challenge so far at IPD and how did you overcome it?
Since I don’t come from the IT sector, I only joined IPD with the sales component – I still had to acquire the technical one. It was a challenge for me to learn terms with which I had no previous contact. To get a better grasp of the subject, I wrote down all the important information and made myself a big cheat sheet, which I still look at today when I don’t know something, and I have to say it works really well. So IP Dynamics is a good option even for people from outside the industry who are ambitious.
How do you like the company culture?
I feel very comfortable here. You get a lot of support from your colleagues when you need help or don’t know something. It’s also thanks to them that I found my way into the job so quickly.
What makes IP Dynamics unique as an employer for you?
I feel appreciated and the communication among each other is very good. I also like the monthly meetings with all colleagues, in which the latest developments concerning the company are communicated transparently. This way, you always stay up to date and you also realize: IPD is a company with distinct goals. Last but not least, I also really appreciate the fact that independent action is encouraged. On the one hand, this allows you to develop yourself and implement your own ideas, but on the other hand it also shows the trust that is placed in you.
Thank you for the insights.