Purchasing and planning group is easy to work with and available to help. You have the freedom to take ownership of your job duties. Office atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Client dinners are a plus.
Little exposure to what is really going on in the company. Your isolated from the operations side of business and your job directly impacts this side. Little influence to change the way things are done. Their are layers above you that control changes and make decisions, sometimes without your input. Suppliers are generally awful, majority of your job is to hound them to get them to deliver on time. Majority of the role is putting out fires with late PO's. Other departments that work with the planing team are un-organized,
Advice to Management
Foster employee engagement with the bigger picture. Dont leave employee's just with the day to day.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Astral Brands (Atlanta, GA) in June 2015.
Phone interview with the marketing director who after, asked me to come in and meet with the e-commerce manager. At the time I don't think they had an HR person and I never heard back from them even after I followed up and the manager said nothing more about the job.
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