Senior Supply Management Specialist Of A Manufacturing Company

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As the senior supply management specialist of a manufacturing company, I have been charged with coming up with the questions and answers for position at the company. The position is for a new junior buyer, and the questions and answers are tailored to assess a potential candidate’s vocabulary and knowledge of supply management. I must provide answers to the questions that the candidates of the position should know to be a new junior buyer. These answers will let the Vice President of Purchasing know if the candidate if fully qualified for the position or not. The first question asks to give at least three different job titles within supply management and explain how they can contribute to the success of an organization. One job title of…show more content…
Starbuck’s strategic partnerships include; Barnes and Noble, Pepsico, United Airlines, Kraft foods, and the NAACP. According to Rebecca Larson, assistant Professor of Business at Liberty University, Starbucks partnered with Barnes and Nobles bookstores in 1993 to provide in-house coffee shops, benefiting both retailers (Czaja, 2011). This would not only bring more consumers in Barnes and Noble stores to buy books, but to also allow them to enjoy their favorite coffee drink while they read their favorite story. This “one-two” punch, allowed both retailers to gain a significant amount of popularity for years. In 1996, Starbucks also entered a partnership with Pepsico so they would be able to bottle, distribute and sell their famous coffee drink, Frappacino. (Czaja, 2011). Starbucks aligning themselves with United Airlines, resulted in them being able to share their coffee on airline flights with the company’s famous logo on the cups. Partnering with Kraft foods made their brand sellable in local grocery stores. To push their goals for social and economic justice, Starbucks also partnered with the NAACP in 2006. One interview question asks a potential candidate to explain the role that supply management plays in achieving sustainability goals in an organization. Sustainability is defined as avoidance of the depletion of natural resources to maintain an
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