What does a typical day in your job involve?
I’m lucky in that my work tends to vary considerably, which I find keeps things interesting. That being said my day generally begins with me writing down a ‘To-Do’ List in priority order, noting any “must-wins” for that day. I also check what meetings I have in the calendar and ensure I’ve any required preparation completed.
Our colleagues at our site in Audubon, PA are 5 hours behind us and so, my first task of the day generally involves reviewing any emails which have come through overnight. This ensures any potential matters needing addressed are captured early in the UK morning time.
The Purchasing department work very closely with numerous other departments on a daily basis. This includes various aspects of the Quality function: Client Services; Scheduling; Production; Business Development; Stores; and Accounts.
Working in Purchasing obviously involves working on a daily basis with suppliers regarding orders which have been (or are to be) placed and ensuring materials are being delivered in line with our production requirements. Having good relationships and clear communication with our suppliers is certainly key to being successful in this role. Any issues that arise can be resolved quickly by helping to foster a dialog of “let’s get this sorted”. The building of strong relationships and channels of communication is something which our entire team takes great pride in and are constantly working diligently to improve.