• Job title Senior Operations Manager
  • Organisation Amazon
  • CourseMBA Full-time , 2012

What was Cranfield's impact

The Cranfield MBA experience was excellent preparation for a job at Amazon. Its concept of learning in diverse, international teams and core focus on developing strong team leadership skills is highly effective. The most helpful modules were Leadership Development and Operations and Strategic Management. Richard Kwiatkowski’s module was excellent for understanding who I am and how I am perceived by others. During the course of the module I developed a deeper knowledge of how to manage myself and then how to manage my team and my network. Bob Lillis did a fantastic job in explaining the core of operations and what is needed to be outstanding. I use his lessons to educate my team on a regular basis. The strategic management module of Richard Schoenberg and Cliff Bowman provides a great foundation to keep innovating – a core value of Amazon.

What support did you receive from the Cranfield career service during the recruitment process?

Cranfield’s career service provided outstanding support. First of all, they helped me to present my experience and achievements in the best possible way. With its individual and customised consultation, the career service team fully understood which job I was looking for and they helped me to make it happen. It was Cranfield’s career service who were the first to inform me that Amazon were interested in my profile. With an ad hoc session, they helped me become interview ready. For my preparation, I made sure that I fully understood Amazon’s leadership principles. Then all I had to do was prove that I was a strong fit for the company.