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Candidate:

Mr. Michelin Man

About Me:

Hello! I currently work as the lead of the Inventory management team for the second-largest tyre manufacturer in the world. Prior work experience includes being a line manager at a luxury coach manufacturing plant. An Engineering graduate with a MiM/PGDM degree post that, I am a little apprehensive about my chances for 2nd MBA.

Details:

Undergrad School: Top 10 Indian University

Undergrad Major: Production & Industrial Engineering

GPA: 8.46/10

GMAT: 780

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: PGDM - Operations and Supply Chain Management

School Name: Top 10 Indian B-school, QS Global MBA Asia Top 50

Extracurriculars: Helped in creating social media marketing framework for an Indian Rural Development NGO, Mentored an underprivileged child, studying in Std. XI, to improve his interpersonal skills and overall confidence, German Language Proficiency - C1 level

Work History:

Title: Daimler Assembly Production Lead & Line Manager

Industry: Automotive

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 10 mos

Title: Michelin Supply Chain Manager

Industry: Automotive

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Fast-tracked for promotion after first appraisal; Youngest Line Manager in the plant handling several keystone projects as a SPOC and CFT lead. Awarded a star on the wall of fame for successfully commissioning 3 prototype chassis for export markets bringing in new business worth ~USD 5Mn. Adjudged the best Management Trainee (out of a pool of 24) at Michelin.

Post MBA Goal:

To broaden my expertise to Project Management and attain a more rounded Supply chain profile with a Supply Chain master (think Amazon, Apple, P&G) or a big 3 auto firm. Long term aspiration would be to hopefully transition into C-suite at a pioneering mobility firm such as Tesla and be at the bleeding edge of Supply chain innovation.

Schools:

Target School: MIT Sloan

Status: Open

Considering: HEC Paris, Ross, INSEAD

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 60%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Well, a 780 GMAT is going to get you attention right off the bat. Then, add to that your work accomplishments which are very impressive and the fact that you have real tangible industrial experience making things (asiopposed to consulting or banking) and you are in very good shape for MIT. What could derail you at Sloan? A poorly executed application or recommendations that don’t reflect the achievements you cite. Make sure you spend the necessary time thinking through every single question on the app and also make sure you coach your recommenders to make sure they strongly reinforce the key points of your candidacy. See you in Cambridge!

    4 weeks ago

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 58%

  • 65% | 4 weeks ago

    A 780? Really. You should walk into MIT.
  • 50% | 1 month ago

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