Introducing Market Dojo’s newest team member, Côme Ponroy. Côme joins the Business Development team to focus on the French-speaking market. We asked Côme a few questions to get to know him a little better.
What made you apply to work at Market Dojo?
Last summer I made the decision to go back into sales and the SaaS industry is something that always attracted me. I first came across the job advert because the role was for the French territory and I applied since opening the door to a possible return to my homeland was an attractive prospect. The following day Nick Drewe gave me a call and convinced me that not only was the product a winner but that this was the right time to join the esourcing industry as more and more companies were now actively thinking about centralising, optimising and digitising their procurement process.
What do you do at Market Dojo and how long have you worked there?
I joined Market Dojo’s sales team on December 1st so I’m still very much learning the ropes but I’ve been recruited to take on the French speaking clients.
How have you found your time so far at Market Dojo and what have you found interesting?
Working remotely it was important for me to meet my colleagues in person at first to ensure a smooth working relationship moving forward and I was delighted with their welcome! And what I have found the most interesting so far is the product suite itself. I truly believe that Market Dojo offers outstanding solutions to strategic procurement professionals and working for a best of breed provider is something that really excites me!
What are you hoping to achieve in your first year?
Hitting targets of course but most importantly building strong and lasting relationships with clients.
What one thing would you bring to the office if you could?
My dog! Market Dojo has a dog friendly office but I think it would be hard to justify taking Porthos on the plane with me when I need to be on-site.
What is the most unusual job you have ever had?
I originally trained as an archaeologist and I have spent my early twenties working on digs in France, Spain or the Ukraine. There is nothing quite like discovering artefacts that have been in the ground for thousands of years.
What is your favourite book/movie?
Les Rois Maudits (The Accursed Kings) – Maurice Druon – the original Games of Thrones!
What is the most embarrassing song you have on your phone?
I think what is embarrassing is that I don’t have a single song on my phone despite being married to a music teacher.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I used to play on the wing for various rugby clubs in Lyon in my teens, however now that I’m married with two young sons I no longer have the time but I still follow it closely. I’m also an avid reader of French Literature and an aficionado of Burgundy wines!
Where have you travelled? Favourite place?
I have travelled a lot in my childhood and even lived in the Middle East for a while and archaeology of course also offered an opportunity to see new and exciting places but in the end there is nothing quite like home. Burgundy is a jewel.