Personal Profile & Professional Resume

Sebastian Berndt – Digital Business Manager

Travel & music addict. Family loving Digital Business Expert from Germany.

Short profile

  • 17 years of e-commerce experience, managing & consulting international online businesses
  • Working with international teams, agencies, suppliers, and providers
  • Managing international e-commerce platforms in direct responsibility
  • Always working in highly competitive fields of e-commerce with B2B/B2C separation
  • Profound understanding of the digital world, the online-channel, and its ecosystems
  • Extensive knowledge about the disparity between B2B & B2C and its individual characteristics in online business

Professional Experience

1/2018 – NOW

Account Executive Digital Business & Strategic Consultant (dotSource – Digitising Customer Relations)

  • I am maintaining an intimate understanding of my clients company’s objectives and products and am applying my professional capability to provide effective advice toward creation of successful digital activities and strategies by directly working with, and providing services to, the stakeholders at my clients.

10/2016 – 12/2017

Sabbatical for traveling & family-time!

4/2012 – 9/2016

Online Business Manager (ESET, a global leader in IT security industry, a Gartner visionary)

  • Responsible for direct e-commerce revenues and budgets in the DACH region. Managing online business strategies and operations with a dedicated sales target. An advisory role to all channels with online activities, such as etail and resellers, as well as non-sales related marketing activities. Working with global teams, partners and suppliers are daily business.
  • Leading and coordinating the local & remote, internal & external teams and suppliers
  • A key role and strategist in the global online business committee for long-term development
  • Succeeding as an internal evangelist for new online-driven sales & marketing strategies
  • Creating bonds with people for sustainable partnerships as a foundation for common success

1-3/2012

Travelling

7/2009 – 12/2011

Online Marketing Coordinator (CineStar corporation, part of Australian holding AHL, ~72 cinemas in Germany, Unique Visitors > 1 Mio./month AGOF/IVW)

  • 360° digital experience: website incl. online & mobile marketing, e-commerce, ticketing & merchandise and digital signage
  • Responsible for online budgets and revenues as well as agency & supplier lead
  • Advertising sales of owned digital channels for movie production industry & exclusive partners
  • Main goals have been meeting targets for revenues from advertising sales, ticket sales, vouchers and merchandise sales as well as generating business opportunities for B2B division

10/2002 – 6/2009

E-commerce responsible (neon COMPUTER® GmbH, estore neon24.de)

  • Full responsibility for e-commerce revenues & budgets, as well as operations from purchase management to fulfillment

Education

2008 – 2011

Business informatics & computer science, individual seminars (FernUniversität in Hagen)

  • Business studies, economics, math for economists, controlling, accounting

2003 – 2006

IT system electronics engineer (Chamber of Industry & Commerce) with certificate

1997 – 2003

Advanced technical college entrance qualification (Kranich Gymnasium Salzgitter) with focus on IT, computer science, math and (astro)physics

Soft Skills

Time management, coordination of remote teams, lateral leadership, appreciative communication, presenting, a professional with Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and several project management tools

Languages

German native and English fluent

Message me

If you are a great company with awesome people working on a product, solution or service that is sustainably contributing to the economy and people’s benefit – please let me know in case you want to improve your digital activities!


Sebastian Berndt – Online Business Manager

Born July 18th, 1983 in Salzgitter, Germany
+49 176 23622761
sebastian@rockthalt.de
Zum Bismarckturm 4, 31246 Oberg


Credit for the portrait goes to my friend Michael Bäumert. We shot in my parent’s living room, didn’t retouch in Photoshop but emphasized the lighting in Lightroom.


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