The people. My team is diverse and growing with collegues in Munich, Germany, Pristina, Kosovo, Prague, Czech Republic, and New York, USA. Together, we fully live the Celonis “FISA” value: focus, invent, simply and act - and repeat. And this makes every day unique.
Be open and learn as much as possible. Be brave to share your ideas and don’t let yourself down if something doesn’t work out as expected.
Communication: As a Product Manager, you’re working on a daily basis together with developers, designers, customers, partners, and many more stakeholders. Hence, there is no such thing as over-communicating.
Technical Acumen: You're at the interface between business and development, so you need to understand and be able to translate the requirements and constraints of the platform.
Curiosity: While we want the user to fall in love with our process mining product, you (as Product Manager) should fall in love with the problem and not the solution. This also means staying curious and challenging current approaches.
As Product Manager for Action Flows, my typical day at Celonis starts with our team's daily meeting. Other than that, every day can look a bit different and bring something new. I might have customer calls, a sync with our Academy team to create a new training, refinement sessions with the developers and designers, or meetings to discuss our roadmap. And of course, there are many more products inside the EMS platform that should all smoothly play together with Action Flows.
Curious, engaged, and flexible.
For me personally, two Celonis values stand out most: FISA and We Own It. As mentioned, we always aim to focus, invent, simply and act - and repeat. And as a Product Team, we fully own our product - from design over development up to supporting customers and fixing bugs. Isabella Apfel joined Celonis in November 2019 with a background in research and project management. In her spare time, she is a rowing trainer and loves hiking and traveling.
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