After more than 20 years in my job, I can summarize it in three points, getting the right material in the right time, right quality and best price.
Of course, that required a lot of follow up inside the company with other departments and outside the company with the suppliers.
In our job, you learn how to be obtrusive and patient in the same time.
I was lucky to work in an international workplace, as my management came from different places, from Europe (Sweden, Switzerland) Canada, India and all over Middle East. Where I learn how to deal and handle different culture and the most complicated issues.
Difficulties may come when you fail to meet the most important goal of our job, which is getting the material in time. Therefore, it is always important to have a backup plan. In terms of Suppliers and Materials.
The most excited moment in my job, is when I have a copy of the Bill of Lading and when receiving the material in good condition.
Moreover, I enjoy doing the discussion and negotiating with the suppliers to get better price or payment terms, as I do get what I want.
I am definitely sure that in any place I work, I am going to add a huge value to the position I will work in, as I always did.
Long working hours