Business Development Manager Sample Job Interview Questions

Business Development Manager Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Here are sample Business Development Manager job interview questions designed specifically for the Business Development career.
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why should we hire you as a Business Development Manager?

Describe your results with generating new contacts and potential clients.

What do you know about securing bid opportunities related to construction and renovations of hotels and high-end retail stores?

In your view, what is the most important aspect in the development of a strategy to recruit and secure new business? Why?

What do you find most challenging when facilitating meetings with clients and negotiating contracts. Why?

Tell me about a meeting in which you supported someone else’s ideas. What did the person say, and how did you support him/her?

Of which proposal assignment or achievement are you proudest?

What was the toughest academic decision you made? How did you arrive at that decision? What alternatives did you consider?

Tell me about a time when your enthusiasm dropped after an especially long workday. When did it drop? What did you do?

What are your standards of success in your job? What have you done to meet these standards as a Business Development Manager? Give a recent example.

What is your experience as a Business Development Manager ? Tell me about some specific things you did.

Tell me a bit more about your background with maintaining strong working relationships with corporate clients.

How do you ensure success when you retaining and growing the existing client base?

What qualities do you think make a great Business Development Manager?

How did you decide on the school you wanted to attend?

What measures have you taken to make sure all the details of a project, assignment, school work were taken care of? Give a recent example.

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Bonus Questions


  • Describe an occasion when you decided to involve others in making a decision. Why did you do so? To what extent did you use their input?
  • What information have you been required to analyze? Describe one of your most difficult analyses.
  • Everyone takes time off when they should be returning calls. Tell me about some times you were just too tired to make another call.

Daily Interview Tip

The job market is getting more competitive by the day. Pre-recession organisations had larger budgets and less lean organisational processes. Thus they were more flexible in their hiring. In the past, if a candidate matched 90% of their criteria they would consider that a good fit. Now, with stricter requirements, companies cannot afford to hire you unless you are a 100% match. Discuss hobbies or pursuits that interest you, such as sports, clubs, cultural activities, and favorite things to read. Non-verbal communication is vital; how you say your answers is often just as, if not more, important than what you say. Slouching, fidgeting, sitting with crossed arms and glancing everywhere are to be avoided.