Collaborator interview: Ann-Sophie Surena
Ann-Sophie, Team Leader, joined Bechtle Comsoft in 2003 and has seen the company grow and establish its expertise over the years! Find out more about her:
Can you introduce yourself quickly?
My name is Ann-Sophie, I am 44 years old and I am a Team Leader Account in Biot.
Can you tell us about your start at Bechtle Comsoft?
I joined Bechtle Comsoft in 2003, originally SOS developer, as a technet client manager. After the company was acquired, I continued to work in a sales position, managing customer portfolios.
Over the years, the sales team started to grow and develop. The management gave me the opportunity to become Team Leader for the SMB part of the business, a position I currently hold.
Can you tell us about your background?
After my BTS in management assistant, I worked at Metrologis, a computer wholesaler, as a sales person in the consumables department. I decided to follow my manager to a new company, Nessink, where I continued in the same position.
In 2003, I left the Paris region to come to the South of France. That's when I applied for a job at SOS développeur as a salesperson.
What qualities do you think you need to have to be in your position?
To be a manager, I think you have to be a good listener, patient, organised and above all versatile.
What skills have you acquired since joining Bechtle Comsoft?
Since I have been working at Bechtle Comsoft, my listening skills have developed enormously. I have been able to acquire people skills and especially as a manager I have been able to learn mediation.
What is your next step at Bechtle Comsoft?
Big changes are coming, more in the next episode ...
What if you had to describe Bechtle in three words?
Visionary, Trainer, Europe
What if you could describe Bechtle Comsoft in three words?
Cohesion, Opportunity, Family
Enough about work. Do you have any hobbies?
Travel, history, golf and literature.
How would you describe your family?
Persevering, perfectionist, fair & smiling
The film that everyone should have seen?
Le grand bleu, for one man's passion.
If there was something else to know about you, what would it be?
In search of resilience.