Global supply manager interview questions shared by candidates
How would you breakdown the cost of this pen?
material price + casting, polishing, packaging, transporation prices.
1. Material cost-direct/in-direct material 2. Labor cost-assembly cost 3. Overhead cost-RD/market/SG&A 4. Profit
--Market research: concept testing (incl. labor) --R&D: concept, design, testing (incl. labor) --Manufacture: materials, facilities & equipment (incl. labor) --Distribution: packaging, distribution, account management, sales (incl. labor) --Advertising (incl. labor)
1. You are on the elevator with the CEO, and you have 1 minute to reach the final floor abd you want to convince him to hire you. What would you say? 2. What would you do to ensure supplier availability and ramp up during a new product introduction? 3. How would you select a supplier? Which set of documents should be requested to have a trusted vendor? 4. why Apple?
Can't think of anything out-of-box or really unexpected. The discussion focused on the previous experience, and some discussion of supply chain management practices.
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