“I really love the dynamic and daring approach in identifying opportunities”
Our team members make Orderfox a special, vibrant company. While having different backgrounds and personalities, every colleague has a passion for their field of work and our collective mission. This month, we talk to Symeon Spiess, Vice President Sales
Tell us a little bit about what you do here at Orderfox:
Currently I’m leading the sales department as Interim VP. We’re in the midst of a fundamental transition, from selling membership subscriptions to earning our money with a commission (service fee) on the successfully generated transactional volume. This involved a comprehensive core process rework, internal training workshops and lots of ongoing coaching. Hiring is also a consistent key priority for me.
In the past, I’ve been actively working in or contributing to every department at Orderfox. I’ve had the opportunity to build and lead two teams from scratch and I’ve worked on underlying fundamental projects that make our marketplace great - both on the business (people, processes), legal and product (system) side.
How long have you worked for Orderfox?
1 year and 7 months. I joined during the re-launch in late 2020, as new new CEO Kaspar Helfrich began hiring his core team. My first job was setting up our Hubspot CRM incl. workflow automations to enable a highly effective outbound sales team.
What’s your favorite part about working for Orderfox?
Depends on what I was working on, in which function.
In sales, I really appreciate the nature of our value proposition. We’re like advisors - we don’t sell anything directly, we mediate and enable success. It can be complicated and at times extremely challenging - but bringing two partners together successfully is an highly fulfilling achievement that creates inestimable value - both personally and economically.
In product / business development, I really love the dynamic and daring approach in identifying opportunities and trying out new things. We are allowed and encouraged to move fast and learn from the market. We don’t speculate or decide based on vague ideas or opinions - we hypothesize, test, measure and assess to either abort or re-iterate.
If you could some up the culture at Orderfox into 3 words what would they be?
Open (minded) - collaborative - innovative
What are you most excited about for Orderfox in 2022?
We built and are releasing our own proprietary instant quoting feature on the public website!! This doesn’t only help our customers get what they are looking for faster, it also helps our team internally to become more effective in our daily business and serve our clients even faster, with better results.
Personal interests and hobbies:
What do you like to do in your spare time? What hobbies do you have?
Going out alone to meet and connect with strangers (of all walks of life), photography, dancing, singing (to myself), writing poetry, fly fishing, hiking and boxing
What’s your favourite movie?
Schindler's List & Scarface & One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
What’s your favourite food?
Cheese and potatoes in all variations + fresh herbs.
Would you like to join Symeons´s team or any other team at Orderfox? Please view our opportunities and Open roles on our careers page here.