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?

Tell me about a time when you tried to persuade a group of people fraternity/sorority members, classmates, club members to see your point of view. What was your approach?

How do you determine your priorities?

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Bonus Questions


  • We've all been in situations in which a subordinate disagreed with the goals set for him/her.
  • Describe a time when your boss or other managers were displeased with your efforts to implement change. What approach did you use? What difficulties resulted?
  • Describe a time when you identified a defect that had escaped others' attention.

Daily Interview Tip

Employers are increasingly using social media to check out candidates. Make sure that what people can see out about you online matches the details on your CV. Ask your reference what they would say about you especially in regards to such things such as interpersonal and team work skills, reliability, and work habits. Employers aren't just looking for bodies to fill in vacant positions. They want people who can clearly explain why they want this job. Explain how you can bring something new and valuable to their business.