Hello everybody, I'm Tom from Vietnam. Currently, I'm a Management Trainee of the QAQC Department of a Global Dairy Company. I have to say in the first place that I don't really have much real experience about the job. So I'd like to take this chance to ask for advice from those seasoned bros who are already very professional auditors.
Briefly about my management trainee program (in case you dont know). The whole program is to facilitate and challenge me to acquire a managerial position in 2 years.
First I got rotated to number of relevant departments for about 3 months then I would be back to my QAQC department to actually involve into the job. Then they would throw me some projects or I would have to find them myself to prove my capability, Periodically, top management will assess and decide whether I'm qualified to move on with the program.
At the moment, I've just finished my rotation period to other departments including: R&D, Production, Planning... and I will be back to QAQC department very soon. My problem here now is that the HR department is now overwhelmed due to shortage in manpower. They now have higher priorities than my career development plan. My local company is on transition state, which mean they're refreshing the whole system and make a lot of savings from both manpower and materials.
I don't think HR would deliver me the plan until the next month so I decide to make a move first, that is to make my own development plan and propose to HR and my boss before hand. I'm very interested in becoming management system auditors in the future as a long term career goal, but also in managing limited resources as a manager in quality assurance.
Since all I got now is just knowledge from schools (I'm quite a fresh graduate), so please give me advice on how many areas relevant to my purpose above should I focus to develop to achieve them, it is to about the professional subjects (not to mention about the soft skills which I'm so interested). IF YOU HAVE ANY MODEL OR REAL PLAN ON DEVELOPING ONE (QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER OR AUDITOR) IN REAL LIFE, PLEASE GIVE ME TOO, I WOULD BE VERY APPRECIATED! Thank you in advance!