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Christian Kaiser

Christian Kaiser

Safeway

Commodity Manager

Personal Information

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School: University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Major: Finance

Years at College Works: 2006

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Safeway

Title: Commodity Manager

Industry: Food and Beverages

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Manage major commodity positions for Safeway's private label food manufacturing business.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting the opportunity to run my own trading business within a couple years of graduating college.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

Great experience to learn how to manage people, run operations, and sales all in one place.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

Helped me get my foot in the door with a big opportunity right out of college.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

Manage your time wisely, use your failures as a learning experience. Learn how to handle rejection.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The awards weekend in Windsor, Canada.