Colleagues about their job
What is your current position?
I am Commercial Manager at BAM Immobilien-Dienstleistungen GmbH (BAM ID).
Give us a brief introduction to your role and the projects you have been working on?
I have been working at BAM ID since August 2003 and I’m responsible for all commercial operations. This includes the commercial handling of 12 PPP projects, 14 maintenance and a fast growing number of other small/property management projects. In addition, there are numerous additional tasks for which I am responsible. These include, but are not limited to, the following: purchasing energy for all properties of BAM Deutschland AG; securing and optimizing the processes of the warranty projects; continuous improvement of contract management with subcontractors, service providers and clients; creation and improvement of insurance and security concepts in the operational phase of PPP projects; preparation and verification of business plans.
What is the best advice you received from a colleague prior to your career development?
The best advice I have ever received is to always ensure a high quality of work performance and to represent the company professionally. This can be achieved when one focusses more carefully on the project at hand, considers all conditions and acts proactively. Important decisions or draft agreements must always be coordinated with all internal experts and those employees affected by the decision. You should never publish major decisions or draft contracts hastily or impulsively. It is better to finish the documents and then prudently wait until the next day before shipping them.
Where would you like to be in BAM in 5 years time?
I can well imagine myself in a broadened managerial role at BAM ID, or at least more strongly represented in all areas of the company. I would be honored to manage a profitable company, cooperatively with the current managers of BAM ID, to further progress the profitable growth. However, if this does not manifest, I would be committed to other tasks and areas of responsibility, especially those which are more interesting and challenging.
The BAM 2020 ambition is to achieve ‘one –proud –BAM-brand’, what makes you proud of BAM?
I am most proud of the product itself – the construction, operation and management of truly unique and famous buildings.