- Ida Støier
- Ansat siden juli 2017 Cand.ling.merc from CBS
How would you describe your business field and main tasks?
Pleo is a company spending solution that automates expense reports. We wish to empower future employees in future workplaces to work smarter. We offer a smart company card linked to our platform, so employees can take a quick snap of the receipt and admins and bookkeepers can see all expenses in real-time.
What are the most exciting and challenging parts of your job?
I LOVE my job! I'm working with commercial partnerships, which is super rewarding since I get to meet a lot of interesting people. We create value based partnerships with accountants. My main task though is to be the manager of my team and this is definitely the best part. I love seeing my team grow!
But managing people is difficult and I constantly doubt myself - am I doing a good enough job? Am I supporting them in the best way possible? I have always dreamt of being a leader, since I love to motivate and inspire others, but I didn't think I would already have a leadership role a few years after graduation. But that's also why I love working in start-ups, where you are judged on your actions and not your previous experiences.
How do you use your education in your position?
I studied at CBS so it can be difficult to point out what exactly I use from my education, since my education is very broad: Intercultural Marketing and Communication with a Master in Leadership. However, I definitely use my analytical skills and my insights into how businesses work, how to create a solid business plan etc.
Besides that, I use my learnings on effective verbal and written communication. I picked up a lot at the Business School, but I would say I didn't really learned the skills until I used them in real-life.
What are the three most important things for you in your job?
A great team, challenging and different types of tasks and autonomy - I want to feel responsible and take ownership! Working in the start-up community is definitely my passion. I love how you get real responsibility from day 1 and that you can excel much faster than in the corporate world.
I've been working voluntarily a lot in my past, and Pleo is the first time I experience a culture that's so close to the vibe in a group of volunteers. I get so much energy from working with passionate and driven people who will go above and beyond for what they believe in.
Why is Pleo an attractive company for you?
Pleo offers me all I ever wanted. Full autonomy, an incredible team, new challenges all the time, working with a lovely and meaningful product. I could keep on. Our culture is amazing! A company is defined by the people working in it and Pleo is so focused on culture and the team. I think a lot of companies could benefit from doubling down on employee happiness and satisfaction. Happy people are much more creative and productive.