Meet one of our razorblue team, Marnie!
Can you describe your position at razorblue?
I am a Microsoft Dynamics consultant, but I’m mainly focused on functional consultants’ side of Business Central. I also work on system setup, implementation and training users.
What do you love most about your job?
The thing I love most about with this job would be the variety. I get to work with lots of different clients in different business sectors, which in turn, means the projects that I work on have a lot of diversity to them as well. My role is fast-paced and requires a lot of thinking on your toes as to how to adapt our service offering to best suit our clients needs and that suits me very well.
Why did you choose a career in IT?
Before I started at razorblue, I was an accountant. Within that role we used Microsoft Business Central and over time I became responsible for maintaining the system. I don’t like feeling stagnant and I was drawn to the fast-paced nature of IT and how it always kept me learning, so I decided to pursue it as a career, and I’ve enjoyed it ever since.
What is the best career decision you have ever made?
It might sound cheesy, but I would say moving to razorblue! Within the technology sector, razorblue is growing so rapidly. I love being a part of a company with the passion and drive to be at the top of their field.
What is the worst career decision you have ever made?
Gosh, that is a hard question! I can’t look back and say I’ve made any BAD decisions. I’ve taken on lots of difficult projects in my time at razorblue and learned so much from them, and with hindsight I’d have tackled them differently, but that’s what climbing a learning curve is like. I wouldn’t change anything as it’s made me push myself and brought me to where I am now.
How do you organise your time?
Luckily for me, my time at work is booked out by the Project Managers. How I organise myself is by using a lot of lists and prioritising my different tasks. My role is proactive and reactive, I always try to be one step ahead but some scenarios you can’t foresee, so I always prepare myself for every eventuality.
What do you think is your greatest strength?
Finding resolutions to problems. I am a problem solver at heart. It’s a massive part of my job, I have to constantly be on the ball learning about our clients and thinking of how to cater to their needs, but outside of that, it’s something I really enjoy doing. Problem solving gives me a great deal of satisfaction.
What advice do you have for someone new in the industry?
Be open minded. Be enthusiastic and throw yourself in. What’s the worst that can happen? It’s a very exciting sector to work in and it’s full of opportunities. Just be prepared to learn, and you do learn quickly, I think people would surprise themselves!
What do you do at work on a daily basis?
It changes so much! It very much depends what stage we’re at in a project. It can be anything from setup and configuration of a system, to end user training. We do lots of system testing and support cases if anything comes through relating to business central. Whatever my job requires that day it usually involves a lot of communication, I’m nearly always on calls back and forth!
What has been your biggest success?
My biggest success professionally would probably be the first implementation I lead and delivered by myself. It went successfully and that was a big moment for me. My biggest success in my personal life would be the three peaks challenge. I didn’t think I would be able to do it or think I would ever sign up in the first place, but it was a huge achievement for me!
Read more about our culture and working at razorblue here: https://www.razorblue.com/careers/