Each month, we have the great pleasure of getting to know a Cint employee just a little better – and share the interview with you. After all, a company is only the sum of its people and we hope these profiles give you a sense of our amazing team from around the world. We feel lucky to work in such a great company! This month, we spoke with Peggy Nzoyem, one of our Partner Success Managers, based in London. She’s been with us for just over one year.
What’s a typical ‘day in the life as a Partner Success Manager?
The best part of this role is that every day is different. I generally start my day reviewing the growth of my accounts. Then I move on to setting up meetings with partners, reviewing the technical integrations of some accounts, finding ways to optimize those integrations…and then attending more meetings.
What are you passionate about when it comes to your job?
For me, the best part of my job are the trusted relationships I am building with my partners. What I love the most is helping to find ways to grow their accounts and boost revenue, and then see that those accounts are thriving based on the recommendations I am giving to them.
How did you get into the market research field?
I have always been intrigued by consumer behaviour. I find it fascinating that someone would buy a luxury product and would be struggling to pay their rent. I decided to pursue a master’s degree in marketing and it was a logical decision for me to start my career 14 years ago in Market Research.
What do you like to eat while working?
When I am not working from home, I am working in our office which is a WeWork space-based in Central London. I’m a big fan of the biscuits they have – those are my sweet spot. I can’t help it! I am so bad about my craving for them that I have asked one of my colleagues to fine me whenever he sees me eating them – and it still doesn’t work!
Who inspires you?
Sorry, but I am going to sound cheesy, but my mother is the most inspiring person I know. My family immigrated to France from Cameroon when I was six years old. In Cameroon, my mother had to leave her job to become a housewife in France. When she was 32 years old, she went back to school although she had six kids under the age of 13. She successfully graduated after a few years and is now a nurse. She is the one who taught me perseverance and resilience. She taught me that when you want something, you must work to get it.
What’s your favorite thing(s) to do when you aren’t working (hobbies)?
I love HIIT training and CrossFit. I find those sports fascinating as I keep on pushing myself. Session after session, I feel stronger and discover the body is an insane instrument. For me, the gym is “my” time. I am training five to six times a week which is an excellent way to challenge myself and release extra energy. I am always just dreaming of my next session, seriously, it gives me goosebumps. Besides sweating at the gym, I am also currently working on an exciting project to develop the local economy in Cameroon and taking a French acting class.
How different was your life one year ago?
One year ago, I just started to work at Cint, learn Cint processes, and meet my new colleagues. I was amazed by how people were so approachable. It is not something I had seen in most of my previous companies. I was excited to start this new journey.
What fad or trend do you hope comes back?
The 70s (even though I was not born then)! I love Funk music; I love the 70s fashion. How can’t you be in a good mood with those colourful outfits and this music?! When you watch documentaries or movies on the 70s, it looks like people were having so much fun. And those dance moves!! 70s, please come back, I have my outfit ready for you.
Do you have a quote/statement in life you tend to follow?
“There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.”(Tom Krause)
What is/are your favourite thing(s) about working for Cint?
There are so many. One is the fact that I have a trusted relationship with my managers, who put their faith in me and push me to grow. We have open conversations to assess how I can keep improving myself and grow not only personally but also professionally. Secondly, I love that my team is so diverse. We are from different continents, ethnicities, and cultures. Trust me, team meetings with all those different nationalities is a fun thing to attend to. Third, the flexibility. The productivity and result-oriented approach that Cint has demonstrates we can work from anywhere. Fourth, the culture. I really feel like I am part of something big surrounded by people who care about each other and want all the same thing: Cint success. What we have at Cint is unique and I am really proud to be part of this company.
What is the luckiest thing that happened to you?
I love this question. My life is the luckiest thing that happened to me. I have realised that when I travelled to my home country, Cameroon, a few years ago and met a 15-year-old girl who asked me to tell her about my life. I am born in Cameroon, I immigrated to France, I moved to Scotland for my higher education and then to London to work. She looked at me with sparkling eyes and told me “You are so lucky.” It was like a slap on my face. Yes, I am lucky. The fact to have had so many different cultures make me who I am makes me appreciate my life more.
Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?
In my past companies, I was mainly involved in client services. I wanted to keep that on in my next role as I love giving advice, but I also wanted to be more involved in the technical aspect and follow industry trends. I think that what Cint is doing is disruptive in the market research industry. I was excited to be part of a company with an innovative edge. A company that is growing so quickly.
What’s on your bucket list this year?
Ok, I must tell you a secret. I have started a Youtube channel recently based on fitness. I love working out and my friends kept on asking me to give them tips. When I was watching Youtube fitness videos, I wasn’t finding what I wanted: something light, with someone who talks about fitness without taking themselves too seriously. On the top of that, I love editing videos and stimulating my creativity. So, I have gathered my passion for working out and video editing to create that channel. So, my goal for this year is to reach 10,000 views (still 3000 to go)!
What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep (and why)?
Without hesitation, it would be during my University years. I am the kind of person who loves working under pressure and what is better to do than started writing an essay of 10,000 words to submit in the next 24 hours? I am sure most of us know the feeling, right?
What is your favourite thing about your career?
My favourite thing is the fact I am working with so many different company sizes and so many different cultures. I have learned and shared my knowledge every step of the way. I enjoy all the companies I have worked with as I have learnt from all the experiences, bad ones included.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment was a few years ago when I was working in an insight consulting company. I wanted to better myself in my position, I, therefore, enrolled in a master’s degree in Market Research and studied for two years alongside my full-time job. That was not easy. 15 kilos later, I have finally received my second master’s degree. Studying gave me more knowledge for my job and allowed me to save costs for the company I was working for at the time: instead of outsourcing some tasks, I was doing them myself.
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