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Have applied for all the big strategy consulting firms, except of Oliver Wyman.
So, McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Strategy&, Roland Berger and AT Kearney. For training purposes I have also applied for Monitor Deloitte, Stern Stewart and OC&C.
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LubricantsCo, a very successful Asian premium producer of lubricants in their native region, would like to further increase their revenue and profit. The product range ranges from lubricants in the automotive sector (e.g. motor and gear oil) to industrial applications (e.g. fats, heavy-duty oils).
According to preliminary examinations, further growth potentials in the Asian core market are rather limited. Thus LubricantsCo would like to investigate options to internationalize in the passenger car business – also outside the premium segment which is given priority.
Therefore your consulting firm was instructed to elaborate a market entry strategy for the European market.
Duraflex is a German footwear company with annual men’s footwear sales of approximately €1 b.
They have always relied on the boot market for the majority of their volume. In this market they compete with three other major competitors.
In the fall of 2013, Badger – one of Duraflex’s competitiors – launched a new line of aggressively priced work boots. The strong success of this line has caused Duraflex’s management to re-evaluate their position in work boots.
With limited additional resources, the management must now decide if they should focus their efforts on competing with Badger in the work boot sector, or allocate their resources on further strengthening their position with casual boots. The management team approached you and asked for your advice. In order to advise them on their future work boot strategy please prepare first some insights regarding market size and competitive landscape.
LumCO, a company producing injection-molded components for lighting applications, has operated successfully in its native European market. The company wants to open up one production facility each in China and the United States and establish their own distribution network in both countries to serve as a hub for the entire region. The products LumCO manufactures can be categorized into Specialties, which are designed and produced by LumCO according to customer specifications (e.g. head lamp casing and lenses in vehicles, luminaires for design lighting applications) and Standards, which encompasses an assortment of components for multiple lighting applications for different industries (fixtures, lenses, luminaires).
Based on the only slight but stable growth outlook in Europe, LumCO is eager to establish the production sites in China and the U.S. as soon as possible and also to begin to distribute their products directly. As a consultant, you are asked by the board of management to assess this plan considering your knowledge of each region and the lighting market in particular.
- Tell me about a difficult situation you had to cope with.
- Tell me of a task which you didn’t like doing and explain why you performed it nevertheless.
- Why do you do things?
- What do you like doing most / What is your favorite hobby?
- Walk me through a situation where you showed leadership skills.
- Tell me of a situation where you had an opinion and no one seemed to agree with you.
- What was your goal when you decided to join university / work / clubs / a sports team?
- Did you have a goal that you were not able to reach? What did you do?
- What do you want to be remembered for and how are you achieving it?
- What is your typical way of dealing with conflict?
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