Peer is one of the "Profis" in Berlin and helps to broker local services. He started in 2017 as an Intern in Business Development, is now the Head of Department (HoD) for Product Management and soon-to-be Product Owner for the Lessons & Events area.
In 2016, I finished my Bachelors in Economics at the Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn. Afterwards, I wanted to do a few internships and, while talking to someone at a party, coincidentally heard about askCharlie. In 2017, I started an internship there in Business Development. After CHECK24 took over askCharlie (now CHECK24 Profis), I finished my internship and took a permanent position as a Junior Business Development Manager. During the first two years, I was able to drive many things forward and, through lots of fun and dedication, I was given the opportunity to manage my own Team - after only 2 years. So, I became Team Leader for the Business Development area in 2019. In 2020, I switched to Product Management as Lead for Digital User Experience to conceptualize and coordinate the cross-team features for Profis. At the end of 2020, I moved from Team Leader for Product Management to our App team, primarily responsible for the Profi app (B2B app). In the middle of this year, I became Head of Department and, in this role, I’ll help to expand the Lessons & Events product areas.
I had the opportunity to take on a variety of tasks and to familiarize myself with the product from many different angles - from data-heavy analysis tasks through Business Development to the technical development of features in Product Management. The Profis business has grown significantly, and I quickly became one of the most senior employees by tenure, so people would consult me about a wide variety of topics.
We want to build the Events & Lessons areas into an independent product area, for which I’ll have overall responsibility. In addition to administrative tasks, I will focus on the further development and expansion of my area. To me, this means the conceptualization and implementation of new product features to serve our customers and service providers even better.
We have a really informal and relaxed yet focussed work atmosphere. This leads to an incredibly fast development time - we can implement newly planned features directly on site with our developers.
Peer Rahne, HoD Product Management
I expect my employees to get actively involved - the best idea wins, no matter whose it was. I give general guidance, but want my colleagues to act as freely as possible to find solutions. I see myself more as an advisor and sparring partner to achieve goals and help with answering questions as quickly as possible so that everyone can work together as productively.
We usually start with a stand-up meeting with the team. This is where we discuss the upcoming topics and tasks. This is then usually followed by either concept work or individually discussing current topics with our developers. From time to time, I’ll also attend meetings to implement current projects.
Since I am currently responsible for the B2B app (‘Profis app’) for our service providers, some of my work involves testing upcoming releases. This is also my highlight because they are the result of many hours of hard work by the team and mean an improvement for all of our users.
It is definitely important to be able to rely on the quality of every individual’s work. In addition, everyone should take on a certain degree of responsibility for their own task area. But above all, everyone should keep sight of our goal and do their best to support it.
I would say that I work in a very young, ambitious team. Everyone helps each other and there is no politics. We have loads of fun at work and often joke around...but the team events and company celebrations are our real highlight - the perfect balance to our daily work.
Mostly, I like the really fast development time - we can implement newly planned features directly on site with our developers. We are very flexible when it comes to prioritization: important topics can be spontaneously brought forward and immediately implemented. We have a really informal and relaxed yet focussed work atmosphere. Last but not least - complete customer focus - it’s about building the best possible product for the user, and that’s a lot of fun! We’re happy when the customer is happy.