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?

Why were you laid-off? Best Answers

What was your biggest accomplishment / failure in this position?

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Bonus Questions

  • List some people at outside your work group whom you utilized to improve your group's success. Why did you use them and what was the result?
  • Have you ever been in a situation in which you had to discontinue or change your organization's technological or professional practices? Explain.
  • How often do you meet with your employees as a group? How do you prepare for these meetings? What is your role? Give an example.

Daily Interview Tip

Be specific and include examples to support your statements and try to show that you meet the employer's expectations. Ask the interviewer questions about the company: direction, how the various departments function together, training opportunities, challenges the organization faces etc. You should shake hands firmly and warmly, but wait to be invited to sit down.