Tobias Mangerich started working for Fluido almost three years ago when he relocated to Finland from Germany with his Finnish girlfriend. He has accustomed well to the Finnish lifestyle and work environment and even speaks the language a little. However, some things took more time to get accustomed to than others: “once in the beginning I found it weird when customers asked me to go to the sauna with them”, Tobias now looks back and smiles.
Back in Germany Tobias studied classic applied computer sciences. He worked in e-health sector for three years, mainly with radiology and clinic management software. This was until his friend called that a company in the financial sector in Frankfurt needed more staff. Tobias then worked there for three years as a Project Manager. Around 80 % of that work was salesforce.com related and that is how Tobias got interested in the salesforce.com ecosystem and later decided to apply for work at Fluido.
At Fluido Tobias manages a team of four that works solely for one customer. “We started small in this salesforce.com project, with two persons only, then it grew to a team of four. I’m leading this team and I’m also the contact person for the customer. This project covers everything; we consult, we take care of administration and keep the system running. We also develop additional functionalities. It is a global customer so we are in contact with persons in Asia, North-America and Europe, and also with off-shore resources in India”, Tobias elaborates the global project.
Prioritizing can sometimes be challenging. “We have quite many parallel projects open at the same time. Finding the right priority might be the most challenging aspect about my work. When the amount of work is high we have to decide what is most important”, Tobias describes his responsibilities.
When asked about the best aspect about his work Tobias doesn’t need to think long: “I think the best part is that I can freely decide when to do my work. I can start or end whenever I want and nobody is watching over me. My work is extremely flexible also in terms of place. I can do the work from wherever.” The flexible working time and location also makes it easier for Tobias to combine work with family life. He is a proud father of a 10-month girl.
Tobias is interested in IT management. “At Fluido, we now have a young team and there’s still some work to be done and to improve”, he describes what he would still like to accomplish at work. He then continues with another type of achievement: “I could also improve my ice hockey skills and finally play an ice hockey match!”
Written by Mirka Laitinen