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Change in Career Path - Logical Steps Up and Ways Forward

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spgdxb

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I have been in the Quality arena for the last 10 years. While I obviously have not even scratched the surface, I feel like I would like to get a little bit more rounded in my career and am thinking of moving to the business/ operations side of things. What are some of the other logical step ups besides becoming a plant/ operations manager, and how do I move towards that? Thanks in advance for all your suggestions!
 
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mguilbert

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Re: Change in career path

One important thing to remember when making this change. Do not forget about Quality. I have seen many make this transition that become more worried about making budget and production numbers and forget about quality. Always remember that great budget and production numbers does not equal satisfied and repeat customers.

As far as the step up I do not know your current position but try moving into a lateral position at the plant ie production department manager. Learn that and then think about being a plant manager.
 
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spgdxb

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Thanks mguilbert,

I am currently a quality manager and I don't think I'll ever not be part of quality as I have known nothing else.
 
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mikejoness

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Best possible way is to get into a large company working in your current area of experience then transferring when there is an opening.
 
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