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?

Describe a meeting you had to lead. How did you conduct the meeting?

Can you think of a time when your standard approach to problem solving didn't produce the desired? What did you do?

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Bonus Questions

  • Describe a time when your work load was particularly heavy. How did you respond?
  • What will you miss about your present/last job?
  • Can you think of a time when you intervened to get your team back on track because they couldn't decide on an issue? Explain.

Daily Interview Tip

Ask intelligent questions at the interview to clarify your responsibilities and to show that you're someone who wants to make an impact. Listening, confidence, and quality of presentation are the keys to successful interviewing. Even if you didn't get the job, thank the employer or personnel manager for considering you. Be professional and polite.