Project Manager, Project Management Office
- When did you join TIS and how is your career going so far?
I joined Telelink in November 2012 as a Logistics Specialist. Five years later I took the opportunity to associate with the project managers team. In the beginning of 2020 I was assigned with an additional role as a Deputy Head of Security and Automation Department. Each previous role has given me the basis and the right skillset to be successful with the next one. And each time moving up in my career is a new challenge. Challenges make you go out of your zone of comfort, but this is the way to develop yourself.
- What does your job entail and what challenges do you meet?
The effective communication, coordination and processes planning are the essentials for the role of a Project Manager. When running a project, you must consider the time, budget and resources limitations, which are crucial for the successful outcome. It is typical for TIS to have diverse projects. You can rarely work on similar ones. In fact, this is motivating for the team and helps upgrade their expertise. Now operating as a Deputy Head of the Security and Automation department, I face different kind of challenges. When managing a team, it is very important to know the strengths, the areas of improvement and the specific needs of each team member. People are the driving force of each company and I have to ensure that everyone feels well and motivated to perform hise tasks despite the difficulties. In addition, I take care of all the key internal and operational activities within the department and as such it is a great balancing act between the working process and the team’s wellbeing.
- What kind of knowledge, skills and qualities do you need to perform this role? How do you upgrade?
To be successful in what I do I have to be initiative, orderly and consistent. I must be able to set the right priorities and follow through. To keep up to date I attend seminars, where like-minded people share their experiences. I see how people handle similar situations and I get my takeaways from their stories. It is useful in terms of dos and don’ts. People say: “one can learn from its own failures and the success of the others”.
- What do you value most in your workplace? What’s your biggest motivator to come to work in the morning?
The good company culture and the great team relationships are most valuable for me. Being developed over the years, they are the key formula for success and motivation. A great motivator is also the dynamic and interesting work routine, which gives me an inner delight. Certainly, there are difficult moments but without them you cannot go forward. Difficulties now, help you to better understand and to handle the issues in the future.