Happy Monday! This week, we sat down to chat with our Project Manager, Sabrina Mamouni, about productivity, product and the future of email. Our Product team — including Sabrina — has been hard at work these past few months on a special project you’ll see rolled out very soon!
What do you do for Mailjet?
As a Project Manager, I’m part of the Product team. My goal is to oversee projects from conception to finish. This ranges from smaller scale internal projects to larger feature updates or new product launches.
How did you get into project management?
I have a technical background, I studied development and programming at University. Somewhere along my studies I realized that a career in development would limit me to the area I specialized in though. I wanted more flexibility and the chance to learn new things. Upon graduation, I started my job search with this in mind. I discovered project management and knew it was a good opportunity to exercise the skills I learned at University while constantly being exposed to new products.
What does a typical day look like for you?
My days are usually pretty busy! Generally I start the morning by checking my to-do list and running through my goals for the day. As a Project Manager, it’s important to set realistic expectations and pace yourself. Sometimes you only get 50% of your to-do list completed and that’s perfectly okay. It’s more of a marathon than a sprint.
At any given time, there are multiple projects being developed and part of the challenge of the role is getting time with people, understanding how their projects fall into the bigger picture and prioritizing to push updates forward that will ultimately create a better experience for the user.
Favorite Mailjet Moment?
It isn’t one definitive moment for me, but more of a process. I love looking around the office and being reminded of how much we’ve grown as a team. When I first joined almost a year ago, I was one of two women on the team and there was a very technical focus. Now, we’re about at an evenly split with male-female ratio, have remote teams in several countries and fully staffed creative teams.
What do you think is the future of Email Marketing?
Email senders are increasingly looking to do more with less. I think more people are realizing that email is not dead and are looking to innovate. As an industry, we need to provide senders with more additional tools, but at the same time we will need to be careful not to dilute the email experience too much. Triggered emails and dynamic content will also become more mainstream. Consumers are looking for more relevant, tailored content.
How do you see Mailjet growing in 5 years?
Two words: simple and global. We’ll make building email campaigns even easier than it is now. We’ll also continue growing beyond Europe and the US. I’m not allowed to give too much more detail, but be on the lookout for some new features not currently available in the Email Service Provider market!
[ Posted Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:20:00 ]