Day at work starts at 9:00 finish usually at 18:00 Everyday - DRM Daily Routine Management is mantained - quick exchange of whole team priorities / escalations.
I have learned: - to deal with ambiguity - to take quick actions to solve problems - to adapt to the business environment - to manage an international team & remote leadership across the world - to engage the people - to negotiate with European and non-European suppliers - to make analysis and synthesis spirit / active listening - to work in Business processes improvement within Sourcing area
My co-workers - Rubber Team: - Segment Buyers - reporting directly to me - 3 people (plus regions 6 people) - Commodity Quality Engineers - indirect reporting 2 people (plus regions 4 people)
The hardest part of the job: internal misalignments which impede to execute sourcing activities (e.g. introducing process improvments, new supplier etc).
The most enjoyable part of the job is a succes --> cost reduction - when I can met the targets and feel accountable. Aalso a team / people spirit/ nice work environment - good energy.