Postgraduate Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Personal Statement
With the international and local business market expansion in Nigeria and the large structural changes ongoing in the various states, an astute businessman would become relevant in this changing times. The investment by state governments into the transportation sector, with regards to the various transportation modes as is valid in the developed worlds, has birthed an upshot of jobs for purchasing and supply chain experts.
Having worked for the last decade as a logistics supervisor and vehicle fleet administrator in an oil and gas company, the desire to get a masters degree in the Purchasing and Supply Chain Management course has never been stronger. Acquisition of this qualification would positively enhance my career and secure the foundation for my long term goal as an Purchasing and Supply Chain Consultant in the next 10 years. Having a bachelors degree in statistics has aided me immensely with regards to data analysis and management during my working years.
My work experience has given me an edge, exposure and advantage to be applicable at this era of change in my country. The importance of team work, constant change in work process with regards to safety, effective business communication skills as an in-house trainer for specially designed programmes for drivers and their immediate supervisors in an international business environment has contributed immensely to the choice of my course and university for the much needed masters’ qualification. I received several awards during my stay with the company as a testament of my stellar performance and benefit to the company’s growth and attainment of its policies and standards.
Some of my great attributes is that I am smart, hard working, inquisitive, willing to learn, sensitive and generally interested in the welfare of others. I enjoy reading, meeting people, solving quizzes and puzzles, baking, singing and organizing events like parties, trainings, caterings, when necessary. I'm subscribed to related supply chain groups to keep myself appraised of current developments in the industry.
My choice of school for Robert Gordon University was based on research, reputation, ranking, graduates’ impact on the society and economy, affordability and the course itself. I believe with this degree, I can work in an international company that emphasizes professionalism and aid it attain its goal through use of knowledge gained and work experience. I firmly believe that gaining new and applicable marketable set of skills from this course would not only aid me in my career path but also aid my country’s future.