I absolutely enjoyed my time at pmi although sometime pressured and it took me a long time to enjoy it with constant management change an area change. Amongst that I enjoyed the job but very little opportunity to grow within Kzn
PMI is a truly global company with a great work culture, multinational inspiring environment, wide range of opportunities for professional growth as well as excellent job security and compensation program.
It was a consulting contract without really going to the office and i would manage my own times. I have learned about the Tobacco industry and the regulation thereof. There is a need to improve the management more so the direct report, there must be clear cohesion of the roles and responsibilities. i did not notice mush on the workplace culture as i never spend time at their offices. There was no clear guidelines as to what was i to do by the line manager and lastly, i was made to be a secretary without taking advantage of my experience.
It is fun to work for PMI targets are clear and communicated though they are busy with restructuring, job security is not there most of the time, you manage yourself, therefore self discipline is required
A busy day attending production meetings. attending supplier meetings, sourcing of new suppliers. Creating purchase orders. Expediting of orders. Collaboration with QA department with regards to specs.
I learnt procurement processes and controls. Some managers helpful and have an open door policy but some managers get positions and have no experience.
The culture in the factory is not very productive at the moment as pending retrenchments.
there was no hard part to the job.
I enjoyed the interaction with suppliers and the variety of work.
learning and development platforms are outstanding product portfolio best in the world however challenge is to introduce it in the local markets, great initiatives and tools developed for this excersise