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.