What do you do at Intel?
As a technical assistant, I work closely with the Director of Corporate Purchasing and Operational Business managers to ensure we are meeting or exceeding our strategic objectives.
What qualifications did you need?
I have a bachelor of science in purchasing/operations with a minor degree in social behavior; additionally, I have 17 years of Intel experience as a buyer, auditor, commodity manager, warehouse manager, purchasing manager and project manager.
What is your favorite thing about working at Intel?
My favorite part of the job is the variety of projects and the interaction with different people worldwide — there's never a dull moment. The various projects I've been assigned to include: offshore assignments (Costa Rica and Philippines), a re-write of the Code of Conduct, Technical Manufacturing Group Rotation Policy, Small Purchase Order Charge Card (SPOCC), factory start-ups and others.
What is most challenging about your job?
The most challenging part of the job is time management in ensuring all commitments are met.
What other types of jobs have you had at Intel and how did they affect your career growth?
All my jobs at Intel have been within Materials, which allows me to perform as a Technical Assistant.
What is the best experience you've had while working at Intel?
The best experience at Intel is being empowered and working within teams, which has led to various awards including an Intel® Achievement Award. Not to mention, being a part of factory start-ups and being an Intel volunteer.