Meet the team | Susanne

19 March 2021

Meet the team | Susanne

The goal of these articles is to introduce the members of our team.
Here is Susanne Truchet, Sales Manager for Germany, Switzerland and Austria at Per Angusta!

Let’s start with a quick Chinese portrait!

If you were a dish?
Wiener Schnitzel mit Kartoffelsalat. It is a breaded veal escalope with a potato salad (+ redcurrant jam… no judgement please). It reminds me of home, even though it is an Austrian dish (Bavaria and Austria are almost the same, by the way).

A destination?
Argentina. I’ve never been there, but it’s been a dream of mine for a long time and I know I’ll make it come true one day. I hope to have the opportunity to stay there for awhile.

A famous character?
Angie! I admire our Chancellor Angela Merkel. She is a strong, valuable woman who always knows how to address issues and speak to others, and has achieved a remarkable position in the male-dominated political world. I have a lot of respect for her and I am more than curious to see who will try to follow in her footsteps after 16 years in office. Not easy!

A tool? 🛠
Without hesitation: My yoga mat. As I unroll it, it means time for myself. Me, myself & I ! 🙏

What’s your last impulse purchase?
You have to know that I’m not a good consumer anyway and if I buy, it’s in a shop—hardly ever online. I think long and hard before every purchase. On the other hand, if I’m making an impulsive purchase, I do really stupid things and marketing influences me a lot!

Last example : I ordered 2 lamps online (via an ad on social networks), the same model and in two different colors, just because the second one was cheaper  than the first… And I’m still waiting for them. I can’t believe it!

What did you do before joining Per Angusta?

I have supported another Lyon-based start-up, called Tilkee (also a SaaS software), to develop in the German market. It was a great adventure and my first job after having moved to France.

In my previous life, I worked in a PR agency in Munich right next to the “Englischer Garten” (the biggest city park in the world… And no, the biggest is neither Central Park nor Hyde Park). A little tip for those looking for a weekend trip… As soon as it’s possible again, of course 😊

What is your current role within the Sales Team?

I am part of the International Sales team, particularly in the German-speaking market. I’m German by the way, but you’ve probably already noticed 😉 I bridge the gap between France and Germany (being based in Lyon), knowing the two cultures and markets well, and work to continue Per Angusta’s success story over there (alongside Frank). I work closely with the on-site team, which we are looking to greatly expand this year.

Tell us about a project that you are particularly proud to have participated in Per Angusta?

I arrived a few months ago, so it might be a little early to answer. Proud is a big word, although I can mention the fact to have started a new professional adventure during this particular time. It was a bit weird on the first day, working from home without getting to be with the team. But it was well managed by my colleagues.
Regarding my missions, I’m trilled with first good signals on lead generation. I like to understand my clients’ concerns and I want them feeling that right from the very beginning. That’s why I approach them in a very customized way to find the best angle to start a conversation. This often brings me very positive feedback and I’ve had promising first exchanges with some prospects. It’s very encouraging! :wink:

Why did you want to join Per Angusta?

Well, clearly the team. The various discussions with my colleagues before joining Per Angusta made me want to be part of it. In addition, an entrepreneurial environment, the constant challenges and the common pursuit of ambitious goals inspire me a lot! On top of that, entering a new market is an exciting mission, which is full of interesting tasks.

Come on, you can tell us … 😉 is there something that you’re particularly proud of?

I admit, I am quite proud of my homemade bread. I don’t know if you’re aware, but in Germany there is a real bread culture, so there are a lot of different sorts that you can’t find in France. When it comes to baguettes and pastries, the French are the best, but when it comes to real bread, it often lacks taste and variety. So I challenged myself to make my own bread and every time I bite into it, it’s a moment of absolute happiness. 😋