Aleema is part of your finance team at a major alcohol retailer and reports directly to you. Part of her role is to manage supplier relationships.
One of the major suppliers has asked for Aleema to be moved from their account because they don't think she is the appropriate person to continue the business relationship.
You know from Aleema’s dealings with this supplier that they are big drinkers. Aleema doesn't drink alcohol but nonetheless has gone above and beyond to establish a positive business relationship. Aleema has successfully acquired this supplier as her primary account. If moved from this account it will be financially detrimental to her.
The supplier has expressed to you, that if Aleema 'cannot be on their level' and contribute to the business relationship positively, they will go elsewhere.
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