I have a background in finance and am considering moving into a buyer position. Has anyone here been through a similar situation?

I have a background in finance and am considering moving into a buyer position. Has anyone here been through a similar situation?
2018-07-11T18:38:37Z 1
2018-07-11T18:38:37Z

Buyer at Ford Motor Company

about 2 years ago
When it comes to Finance, I took it up precisely because I was bad at it. Operations, Economics and Supply Chain came much more naturally to me, and so I made a decision to spend more time learning the subject matter that didn't. I also knew that a strong foundation in Finance would give me a better opportunity to understand many of the costs that were so fundamental to the business world. I knew early on that I wouldn't pursue a career in Finance, but to be honest I wasn't quite sure where I would end up. I spent a year as a program manager, only to realize that I didn't enjoy being stuck behind a computer everyday. I wanted to be able to meet people and learn new things. So, I decided to check out purchasing, and in particular, becoming a buyer. Becoming a buyer isn't usually something someone can just jump into without a technical degree, which is why I am currently getting experience through a contract house. Since moving to this position, it has been a much better fit for me and my skills.
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