I found my job satisfying and motivating. I was in charge of paper procurement for a multi-national, well-respected magazine publisher with annual expenditure of between $200MM and $500MM, depending on the year. I worked with multi-national suppliers as well as employees and was responsible for all aspects of supplier management as well as paper inventory. I worked internally with many departments most notably production and finance, as our annual paper spend was the #1 or #2 cost area in the company (postage for our magazines being the other). I was recognized repeatedly for my accomplishments and always felt challenged, appreciated and respected. My co-workers were, in my opinion, some of the best in the industry and the projects that we undertook drove the publishing industry forward.
Respect, challenging, fulfilling
Somewhat isolated from other areas of the company