Typical day at work: Hours for Executive staff are generally from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm from Monday to Friday, involved in attending to project-related work on a case-by-case basis.
What I learned: Working harmoniously with various company departments and with external third parties (suppliers, customers); managing expectations with respect to whatever outcomes of the project progression.
Management: Project teams are composed of several sections and cross-departmental teams spanning the design group to the procurement, finance, manufacturing and quality assurance departments.
Workplace culture: Teamwork is vital in ensuring progress in any project.
Hardest part of the job: Attending to bottlenecks in project timelines which are beyond the company's control.
Most enjoyable part of the job: Seeing the completion of project deliverables with the rollout of final prototype designs for production.
Cohesive spirit of colleagues and supervisors.
Very long hours and many late nights solving seemingly insurmountable technical issues.