Introducing our new Employee Highlight!
We are pleased to introduce a new Employee Highlight section.
Over the next couple of months, we will pick each of our employees and present them to you so you can get to know us even better!
This month we start off with Giuseppe Renga, Business Development Manager at AMROS.
You can read the interview down below – have fun reading and if any question arises, feel free to contact Giuseppe directly 🙂
Employee Highlight #1 – Giuseppe Renga
Q: What did you do before working at AMROS?
Before I joined AMROS, I was working for a Swiss private bank where I was managing portfolios from Asia and the Middle East. However, I always had this strong connection with aviation and knew working in a bank wouldn’t be forever.
Q: How long have you been working at AMROS?
In 2012, I was given the opportunity to work for AMROS as a part-time job while I was studying. During this time, I built up the entire back office and then after my studies, moved into business development. Here I quickly realized that aviation was my passion.
Q: How has AMROS helped your career development?
AMROS has given me the opportunity to work independently, bring my own ideas to the table and be responsible for substantial company decisions from early on. It has helped me in my development to become more independent and quickly adapt to a corporate and market environment.
Q: What is your current position and what does it entail?
I have been working as Business Development Manager since June 2018. Given the size of AMROS, my position covers a wide range of responsibilities such as: overseeing the company budget, regular analysis of the market, discussions with suppliers and partners, relationship management and key account management. I have a heavy involvement in the strategic and operational management of the company and work to enhance our portfolio and access new markets. More importantly, I am preparing AMROS for the era of digitalization.
Q: Could you give us a ‘Day in the Life’ of your position?
It’s tough to say because every day is different, but my usual routine looks like this:
-7:00 am: Checking and answering emails from our Asian partners
-7: 30 am: Reading market updates
-8:30 am: Team meeting
-10:00 am: Discussing project updates
-11:00 am: Answering and returning phone calls
-Lunch and quick workout to stay fresh and focused
Afternoon: Speaking with partners and/or suppliers from America and discussing current developments
End of day: Working on ongoing consulting activities
Due to our international and fast paced setting, not every day is the same at AMROS although I try to keep a schedule or routine to get the most out of the day.
Q: What do you like the most about your job?
As I mentioned before, I have the freedom to work individually and I enjoy the fact that every day is different. It is a great working environment but requires a lot self-discipline to stay on top of what needs to get done.
Q: What is most challenging part of your job?
No day in my job is the same as the previous one. Answering to a complex environment daily with different requirements can be tough, however, at the same time it is also the most exciting thing. I love the challenge of coming to work and finding myself in a new situation every day and helping each customer individually as they require or, my favorite thing, providing long-term solutions.
Q: Do you have any advice for anyone who would like to work in your position?
In my position you need to have a high amount of drive and determination and actively bring in ideas. Thinking beyond usual tasks and thinking about customers perspectives. Be prepared to talk to a lot of people and answer difficult questions and travel around a lot…it’s aviation after all. 😉
Q: What has been your favorite project since working at AMROS?
My favorite projects are right now. We are working on very interesting things that that require us to go into new directions and setting the tone for the upcoming years. Also, the partnership that we have established with AviTrader was and is still a great endeavor.
Q: What has been your proudest moment during your time at AMROS?
I have two proudest moments at the company. I will never forget the excitement in bringing your very first customer. Also, building up the back office of AMROS and achieving almost 100% digital operation is a great feeling.
Q: What are 3 words you would use to describe AMROS?
Independent, solution-oriented, and collaborative.
Q: What has been your most embarrassing moment at work?
The first time I met a potential client (which today is a key customer), I messed up the pronunciation of his last name…so we went on first-name basis.
Q: If you could have any other job for one day, what would it be?
Every time I get the chance to be in the cockpit of an aircraft, I ask myself if I should have become a pilot.
Q: Let’s jump to the last question: Who would play you in a movie about yourself?
I like funny movies and I think Jonah Hill is super funny. Jonah Hill, definitely!
Do you have any questions or business inquiries for Giuseppe? Reach out to him via our booking platform or on our Social Media channels down below!
Stay tuned for next month’s Employee Highlight #2 when another employee of AMROS will be presented!