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mentor picture Brenda Cox
 
Brenda Cox
Manager for International and Advanced Procurement
BMW Manufacturing Co.
Brenda Cox is Manager for International and Advanced Procurement, responsible for strategy and international procurement activities within North America at BMW Manufacturing Corporation in Spartanburg, South Carolina. During her... Brenda Cox is Manager for International and Advanced Procurement, responsible for strategy and international procurement activities within North America at BMW Manufacturing Corporation in Spartanburg, South Carolina. During her career she has worked in a variety of different areas within the electronics industry which include engineering, supplier development and manufacturing. She received her bachelor's of science degree in 1978 followed by postgraduate work in materials engineering. Ms. Cox is also a member of a variety of different professional organizations such as the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

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  1. As companies become more global, language skills are highly desirable, and now required in more positions as compared to ten or even five years ago. However, today, for a company or an individual to be effective and successful, a combination of skills is required.

    One may have an excellent knowledge base in engineering or technology, perhaps even a Ph.D. and maybe bilingual. But if that individual has not developed good skills in communicating, interacting and people resource management, they have already limited their opportunities and chance of success…

    The ability to work with a wide variety of personalities, cultures and values is imperative to carry out our responsibilities.
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