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Life at Productsup: Bjoern Lorenz
Where in the world do you work?
I live in Potsdam, which is about 40 kilometers from Productsup’s Berlin HQ. During the pandemic, I discovered a mixture of working from home and the office when permitted was the best option for me. I couldn’t imagine working from home alone all the time. I moved to Potsdam in 2005 because I loved the advantages of being close to Berlin yet still enjoying the “quiet” of a small city.
What do you do at Productsup?
Being a Financial Accountant at Productsup means that nearly every cent spent passes my eyes at some point. Collaborating with our tax admins locally and internationally, I supervise the accounting for our Productsup US and Productsup Australia entities and manage the pay runs. Providing the monthly final management reports takes up a significant chunk of my work. Contributing to the recent successful Series B funding round application was a really satisfying achievement.
Why do you love your job?
The day I left my previous job, I received an email from Productsup in my LinkedIn mailbox. I really liked the product, even though I’m not a technician or a developer. I believed there was a future in it. The people at Productsup are incredibly cool and I enjoy chatting to colleagues and listening to what they are up to. We are all very close in the Finance team, and we support each other. I couldn’t wish for any better. My highlight was a company trip to Mexico, which was unforgettable. I’m looking forward to our 2022 summer party.
What makes Productsup different?
I am trusted to carry out complex tasks, but I’m also given the freedom to fail and to improve. I really appreciate this about Productsup. I have worked at companies with strong hierarchies and a lot of micromanagement. This is not an environment I would ever like to work in again. I feel Productsup is synergizing pretty well at the moment.
What’s your superpower?
I work well under pressure. I keep a cool head in most situations and manage stress pretty well. I am also a father to a 5-year-old which comes with its own powers. So, he is granting me my parental power, which is the best power to have.