Robert Laursoo – a friendly person, MSc in pharmacy with 6+ years of pharma marketing experience, MBA, 3rd year CS student, living in Tallinn, Estonia.

I easily get excited about communication, writing, design, user experience and productivity. At the moment I do not work and most of my time goes into school work (which is not only coding but also other subjects). For about half of my life I have been into photography.

Professional

Net Group – Junior Software Developer (C#, .NET)
Jun 2021 – Aug 2021

I joined .NET e-commerce team for 2.5 months as a participant of the Net Group Summer University. I worked on one of the nopCommerce projects (ASP.NET based e-commerce platform) and had a great time doing that.

Berlin-Chemie Menarini (in Estonia) – Product Manager 
Jan 2014 – Aug 2019

Responsible for the full scale management of ~20% of the country portfolio in Estonia – well known Rx brands, OTC brands and medical devices. I am experienced in new brand launches, line-extension launches and brand development, budgeting, sales planning, pharmaceutical marketing in general (SOPs, media purchasing, relationship management, etc). I had special interest in business analytics, digital marketing and task automation.

Berlin-Chemie Menarini (in Estonia) – Medical Representative
Oct 2012 – Dec 2013

So it makes almost 7 years of in-depth pharma marketing experience.

Education

2019 – … – Tallinn University of Technology, IT Systems Development student

I can do everything there is in the curriculum for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year 🙂 I have familiarized myself with Python, Java, php, databases (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL), C#, .NET, JavaScript/TypeScript (have used React, Vue3).

2016 – 2019 – Estonian Business School, MBA

Defended master’s thesis on consumer behaviour in an e-commerce environment. The purpose of my master’s thesis was to investigate (quantitative research, structured questionnaire, 404 completed) which factors are more important for customers and therefore may have an influence on buying decision of car tires in an online store.

2007 – 2012 – University of Tartu, MSc in pharmacy

As a pharmacy student I did research in the work group of protein kinases (now Medicinal Chemistry Research Group) in the Chair of Bioorganic Chemistry of the University of Tartu. This is what I am really proud of.

Free time

Learn. Mainly C#, .NET, Java at school at the moment. Personally more into Laravel.
Sport. Recently (summer 2020) picked up Brazilian jiu-jitsu and it has been really fun so far. My profile on Beltchecker.
Write  a car blog (around 5,000 weekly readers during season) and build websites (for fun).
I have built a few hobby projects like Eestiblogid.eu (MySQL, php, Twig for templating, Bootstrap), password generator (vanilla javascript), URL shortener and the guideline for sorting trash.
Volunteer. Lead the biggest prostate health awareness campaign in Estonia (voluntarily, since 2016). This website had the reach of 75,117 users in 2020, growth of organic visitors was+58.36% compared to previous year.

These are just few examples of how I spend free time.

Contact

Sounds like someone you would like to know more about? Please feel free to get in touch: write me robertlaursoo@gmail.com. My social network links can be found in the footer.