Airtel Interview Process – Supply Chain Management – Kushagra Sharma
Kushagra Sharma, Supply Chain Management, Airtel shares his experience in this brief interview.
Please tell us about your Interview procedure at Airtel (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
I had opted for SCM as my first choice preference.
SCM profile had three rounds- A written test which tested us on basic aptitude skills and a few output question. This was followed by a Group Discussion and the final round was an interview with the SCM manager of Airtel and a person from the Human Resources.
What all internships and projects you did while? How did you get them?
Before the placements I did three internships and one technical project. My first internship, in Kontentory, was offered by a senior, The other two- Refiral and Digital Green came via off-campus application.The technical project that I did (in the summer of 2015) was on sentiment Analysis under Shampa ma’am.
What makes this company different from other firms?
I really don’t think I need to validate the USP and brand visibility of Airtel. Its massive outreach and virtually immeasurable impact on rural as wells as urban lives speak for themselves.
Elaborate on the type of work in this kind of role?
I have been selected for the Supply Chain Management role in Airtel, from what I gathered during the ppt and other parts of the procedure it somewhat involves keeping a check on the entire life cycle of a product- from its inception to its delivery.
I, however, would like to clarify that prior knowledge of the field was not required and nowhere were we asked to explain the intricacies of Supply Chain Management. All they tested us was on our grasping power, our zeal and our communication skills.
What all growth opportunities does this company provide? Are there any global exposures?
Airtel has boundless growth opportunities. It has a strong presence in selected parts of Asia and Africa. Being the third largest telecommunication company Airtel has no dearth of talent or opportunities.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors?
I have no advice for my juniors. Placements are a unique experience. Each individual takes it his/her own way. Experience it first hand, not through someone else’s advice.