IntroductionWonder Products is introducing a new energy bars division. It is the highest priority to hire a senior director to lead this division. Therefore, Wonder Foods has partnered with One Management Consultants to recruit potential candidates for this position. This paper will evaluateeach of the potential candidates, assessing their viability for this position. A discussion on the candidate’s leadership and management skills will be provided. The paper will conclude with a recommendation of the candidate exemplifies the qualities needed to be successful in this position. Management and Leadership Skills/StyleEach of the candidates encompasses management skills that make them ideal candidates for this position. A good manager is one who helps an organization to succeed (Lumen Learning, Principles of Management, Introduction to Management, n.d., para. 2). A successful company is effective, efficient, and sustainable (Lumen Learning, Principles of Management, Introduction to Management, n.d., para. 2). Therefore, the candidate for this position must be able to produce these qualities. This section will discuss the management experience and skills encompassed by each candidate. Management SkillsNancy Drew served as the Vice President of the New Product Design and Marketing Department for Starlite Foods, where she managed a team of employees who were responsible for making key decisions about products and marketing. Also, Drew served as a regional manager for ten years for a farming company in Idaho. In this position, Drew was responsible forworking with farmers directly, assisting family farms in developing business plans aligned with the mission and vision of the business. In this role, Drew was responsible for managing multiple
farms and implementing programs, such as Community Communications, for fostering communication and cooperation with farmers. Management involves the successful administration of the complex process involved in business operations (Lumen Learning, Principles of Management, Leadership, n.d., para. 6). Drew has experience with key management processes such as implementing, planning, administering, and maintaining (Lumen Learning, Principles of Management, Leadership, n.d., para. 8).