I am a female engineer who has been working as a buyer in a traditional consumer electronics industry with heavily cross-functional teams and suppliers from the USA, China, Taiwan, Germany, and Korea. My role includes working with a team to deliver cost-saving projects and negotiating with the suppliers to get optimal price and quality products.
Undergrad School: Delhi University
Undergrad Major: Engineering
Age: 25, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Extracurriculars: Vice President at the college chapter of a globally affiliated social entrepreneurship organization and co-founded a social project as well.
Title: Assistant Manager, Strategic Sourcing
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos
Big Life Wins:
– Successfully supported the elevated demand for some products at work during the COVID global supply crisis.
– Negotiating deals directly with male suppliers with 20+ years of core industry experience.
– Kick-starting a social project at college during my final year which later received funding & recognition from the government of India & KPMG.
Post MBA Goal:
I would like to pivot to operations consulting post-MBA with a long-term goal of strategy & operations at a large tech firm and simultaneously working on sustainable operations to mitigate climate crisis and impact on the environment.
Target School: Wharton