In the long term, I would like to be a Strategic Consultant specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As). As a strategic consultant I would like to produce forecasts of business, industry, and economic conditions for use in making investment decisions and help clearly establish the organization’s goals. My stint at LSI has seen Agere, a semiconductor giant merge with LSI. Having experienced the merger from closest of quarters, I can appreciate the benefits of such M&As. As an expert in memory chip automation flow, I actively participated in analyzing the pre-merger automation capabilities of ex-LSI and ex-Agere. In deciding to adopt a common automation flow which was developed internally, we saved $100K/year for the company by divesting from the third party tool. At a macro level the financial rewards are colossal. I strongly feel that an expertise in M&As will give me an edge thereby enabling me to become a leader in the field of strategic planning.
I would like to start my career in a role in which I would be required to study ‘an’ entire industry, assessing trends in business practices, products, and industry competition. A role that would enable me to gain better insights into the company’s future prospects and help the clients make investment decisions. I would then like to graduate into positions that would give me an understanding of broader competitive dynamics cutting across functional and product boundaries.
Risk taking, Relationship building with the clients, and Revolutionary thought leadership are the three key factors that I feel are essential to make the cut as a Strategic consultant. I am confident that a Johnson MBA will provide the necessary tool-set that will enable me to cultivate and accentuate the three “R’s” mentioned above.
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