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?

Jobs differ in the degree to which unexpected changes can disrupt daily responsibilities. How do you feel when this happens? Why? Tell me about a time when this happened recently.

Why should I hire you from the outside when I could promote someone from within?

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Bonus Questions


  • Have you ever made presentations in which you explained a new policy or procedure to a group of employees? Tell me about one of these presentations.
  • What are your salary requirements?
  • What were some of your biggest disappointments at your last job? How did you cope with them?

Daily Interview Tip

One of the best ways to prepare for a job interview is to do a mock. If you know someone who is experienced in interviewing people, they might be able to help you. If not, don't give up on the idea: one way around this is to run your own mock video interview. Show confidence by sitting straight with your feet flat on the floor, leaning slightly forward to show interest. It's a little harder to engage the interviewer in a two-way conversation if she has a schedule of questions and a row of tick boxes.