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Kearney Case Prompt

The VP of Procurement of a large diversified company is considering consolidating purchasing efforts. Each business unit currently operates autonomous purchasing departments.

What are the considerations you’d take to recommend a strategy?

Case Study Overview

You have been hired by the VP of Procurement of a large company to help the firm form a strategy to consolidate purchasing efforts. In this Kearney case study, your job is to dig into the company’s operations data in order to recommend a strategy for how to move forward.

We recommend that you use the Profitability Framework to solve the case study question here. However, don’t get boxed into the basic framework. Use your knowledge of case frameworks to create a custom structure for the business situation you are facing.

This case doesn’t have any math diagrams. The is an advanced case study, similar to what you would be given in a final round at Kearney.

Interview Tips for Kearney

Kearney looks for candidates with a high level of proficiency with numbers and an ability to solve unexpected problems.

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In this case, focus on 2 things:

  1. Focus on timing yourself through the case (2min for structure, 5min for math, 2min for brainstorming, 2min for conclusion)
  2. Emphasize clear communication and overall polish

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