Hello- I am struggling with a dilemma here. I hope I can get some good advice. I am a supply chain manager responsible for vendor performance. I have no directs. I rely on buyers that work for another manager to do their job properly so I can manage supplier relationships.
There currently is a buyer that I rely on for information. I believe he may be on a PIP already as it has been noticed throughout our organization that his performance is lacking and impacting several departments.
I have attempted to help this buyer through one on ones and coaching with his manager’s approval. His performance is still terrible, and the data I need from him is unreliable.
Yesterday while requesting a report from this buyer, he proudly showed me how his company computer is full of pirated music. He was not shy about this at all.
I took this display of pirated music to mean that is what he spends his time doing rather than work.
I hate to get anyone fired prior to holidays but I find this blatant disregard for company resources an issue, especially when this buyer is not performing the basic functions of his role. I let him know that this kind of use of company resources is not cool, and his response was “I’ve been doing this forever, it’s no big deal”
The question I have is being that I am not his manager, and relatively new to the organization should I escalate this concern to a higher level? I don’t care what most people do as long as their job is done, but the lack of information I receive is impacting my ability to do my job. I hate to have to snitch!