"I had so many questions about how our on-board products were designed and sourced."
"I had so many questions about how our on-board products were designed and sourced."

Landing your dream job: flight attendant to buyer

6 October 2017

Career paths in procurement come in all shapes and sizes

When Frederick Magana was a child in Nairobi, Kenya, he honed his business skills working in his parents’ café or travelling from city to city selling clothes. “This allowed me to interact with people, and develop negotiation skills,” he recalls.

More than two decades later, and Magana is using these skills as a procurement officer for Etihad Airways – with an unusual career path behind him. His height and outgoing personality made him perfect for a flight attendant job, which he began in 2007, after completing a business studies and economics degree.

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