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Business practices “Becoming a numbers guy”
I have also posted this in another forum but think this is the better one for my topic
This may not be the best place to post this but I figured a good place to start.
I just got hired a couple months ago to be a project manager and also other task the CEO needs. I was a contracting IT tech for the company but left the job I was at. Once the CEO learned I left he called me asking me if I wanted a job with his company. He knew I am very good with the IT part but also asked if I am a numbers guy. He is retired and does this just to keep busy and he likes it. Has only been here 1 year. He has done many different jobs in the past and is a very intelligent person. He loves numbers and graphs. Showing profit and loss, future prospects. In his first year he has increased profit 20%.
Now I love to learn new things and he will be a great person to help me advance my skills for life. I am still young but getting old quick “34”. I am good with math and do like numbers but have never learned much about the type of stuff he is thinking about. I am good at learning new things and like to. I have worked doing all types of jobs. From construction building houses while in college to a cook at a restaurant. I can replace a motor in my car and am now a computer network engineer. I need to learn new things daily to keep up with new technology.
I was hired as a project manager to deploy an ERP software for the company. I get paid very good and if I am able to impress the CEO I will be able to keep the job once I am done with the project. The owner is a small town guy who does not do much along with running the business. So I also need him to see that keeping me employed will be a good thing. I think the CEO had to convince him I would be a good addition and help increase profits. The ERP software will be a great help but after that is when I am worried. When I first started the owner once asked me if I am producing good results. That makes me think the CEO must have told him I will be good addition to get the company on the right track.
So, his first question to me when he called me to offer me the job was if I am a numbers guy. I know what he means by that but need some advice on where to start so I can learn what he is asking me and be able to talk with him about topics where I might want to start to learn. Basically, I want to show him I have a general knowledge of the types of things he would be interested in knowing or am willing to learn the type of stuff he likes. Basically, I want to try and impress him and show I am willing to learn anything. Also, I am hoping this can help advance me in life.
We work for a small company. It was a small-town bakery the became big very quick but is still ran like a small-town company. That why I am here to deploy ERP software. They built a million dollar factory within his first year. Everything is doing good but he wants to advance them to a better place.
Any advice on the best way to procced so I might have a chance to keep this job long enough to learn new skills to help me in the future.
Thank you all.