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Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 7:38 p.m. PST

Our company was bought by a larger one April of last year. This year we moved over to a new ERP system, and while there were growing pains, I seemed to have been an easier teach of the new system than most of the other "principles" in the company. I am the Buyer and also handle Inventory Control. I have the real skills and ERP knowledge to back up the Order Desk, Customer Service and Shipping without any reduction in performance if need be, and have been doing Invoicing in addition to my normal duties for a month (but that should go away soon.)

I have been the Buyer for our company for quite some time, and have been looking forward to eventually moving up to Material Manager (a position that is not needed at this time) when things pick up more and we hire more people. We are expanding and hiring new people, just hired a QC guy and have been interviewing others.

Anyways, I found out in a roundabout way that talk has been circulating between the leadership of the company that acquired us and the "other" principles here (VP, Production Supervisor, Assembly Supervisor) to tag me to move over to the Scheduler position.

As I pondered it over the weekend, I can see where that would make sense to them. I catch on fairly quick, am pretty exacting in my work (Extremely high "BLUE" personality), I've been with the company a long time and have learned a lot of the timing of production through exposure, and I believe could train a fresh Buyer in our system quicker than it would take to train a Scheduler who might not know the ERP.

It would be a new field for me, but there really is not much else "new" to learn in the Purchaser/Material Manager arena for me, it would just be people under me and more meetings and reports.

I am going to breach the subject with the VP this next week.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 Sep 2017 4:42 a.m. PST

Good Luck! Sounds like a logical transition.

NOLA Chris Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 6:59 a.m. PST

Good Luck! :)
Just make sure there is commensurate pay involved!
(or cool perks like paid travel?)

My business "partners" keep adding more and more duties on our employees with no extra pay or perks…
The clinic manager is now responsible for 10 clinic sites in 3 parishes/counties.
Needless to say I only see her once a month at best,
and she is on salary… not hourly

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

Best of luck. Materials management can catch the blame
for a lot of things, though.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 10:25 a.m. PST

Best wishes for the switch. My philosophy is that change is bad.

Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 6:47 p.m. PST

Both positions pay about the same, about +$10,000 more than I am making now, but we'll be needing a Scheduler long before needing a Material Manager.

The VP confirmed that my name had come up and been discussed and I confirmed I was interested, so we'll see what transpires over time.

Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 10:28 a.m. PST

Looks like 1-3 months and it's a go. Production Scheduler.

Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

I start training my replacement on Monday.

This also means I will no longer be available to fill in for Shipping, Customer Service, Order Desk or even Purchasing and Inventory Control, Production Scheduling will be requiring too much detailed attention to orchestrate efficiently.

At least until I get it down pat. Even then, we are expanding our product line specs and into new markets and sales regions (international baby!) so I may never have the chance to look back.

Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2017 10:19 a.m. PST

Arrrrgh! She called in and declined the job!

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