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Mr. Strategic Sourcing

About Me:

In Sourcing & Procurement at a Fortune Top 100 Manufacturing firm in the SE. I’ve operated in a number of different supply chain roles, but would like to combine that experience with my passion for Social Impact, especially in developing economies. Looking for a small, tight-knit community with a general management curriculum.


Undergrad School: Large State School

Undergrad Major: Supply Chain Management

GPA: 3.90

GMAT: 720

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Commissioner for 200+ Person Ultimate Frisbee League, Campus Recruiting Lead for Company at Alma Mater, Mentor & Resume Reviewer for Local Non-Profit

Work History:

Title: Associate Manager / Manager

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Analyst

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 10 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Summited Himalayan peak after a week of backpacking in Northern India. – Formally led negotiations on a $20MM contract with international supplier, driving $2MM cost reduction to bottom line while creatively seeking opportunities for incremental revenue generation. Maintained positive relationship with supplier throughout.

Post MBA Goal:

– Long-Term: Lead an international sourcing arm for a large consumer electronics firm (hardware side). In my current role, I am able to see a glimpse of the impact that direct foreign investment can have on business owners, employees, and the surrounding community. – Short-term, join LDP at tech firm, corporate strategy afterwards


Target School: Tuck

Status: Open

Considering: Kellogg, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, Berkeley Haas


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 58%

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

    This is a super impressive profile from your basic stats, your Fortune 100 experience and your very cool extras. I love that you have summited the Himalayan peak after a week of backpacking and that you’re commissioner for a 200+ person Ultimate Frisbee League. Tuck fits perfectly with your goal to study in “a small, tight-knit community with a general management curriculum.” Your big win is evidence of your impact in the job, having led led negotiations on a $20MM contract with international supplier. And your post-MBA goal builds on your supply chain experience. This is a neat and tidy profile for admission to a top program. Pack your bags for Hanover.

    2 years ago
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 55%

    Hi, Mr. Strategic Sourcing, Julie-Anne Heafey here from mbaMission. Your background sounds really interesting – I am curious to know more about your different supply chain roles in what looks like a relatively short period of time. Were you promoted early? Business schools look for upward professional momentum, so be sure to highlight unusual promotion speed and break out your different positions on your resume, and make sure your recommenders are singing the same tune. I also love hearing about your impact in the negotiation you describe. Sometimes application readers will begin with your resume, so make sure to highlight your accomplishments clearly to make a great impression. For the type of environment you’re describing, Tuck’s a great choice, and …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Hi Mr. Strategic Sourcing, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. Tuck sounds like a great option for you. And I think you’ve got a nice suite of schools you are considering as well – I would suggest adding Ross to the list. While Michigan is a big school that has strong ties to the tech industry through Ross and the Engineering school, the program has a close knit quality. As you are looking at programs (because I am hopeful for you that you will be able to choose), I would suggest digging into the global aspects of each program. How can you grow your global reach which is so important in manufacturing. It sounds like you’ve had some international travel, but I’d love to know more …

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